I hate it that all the jobs have moved to Cool Springs.
How were all the jobs ever allowed to move out of Nashville and move to Cool Springs? What kind of city planning is that. I think it was no city planning at all. Now instead of one centralized Nashville with living and jobs, one must drive all the way out to Cool Springs every day to get to work. And it’s a long drive from Nashville. And it takes a lot of time, uses a lot of gas, and puts a lot of miles on our cars.
It started with the mall, which is fine, but then office buildings started cropping up around the mall, and jobs started slowly moving to Cool Springs. Then it became a flood of jobs moving to Cool Springs with it now being almost impossible to get a job that is not located in Cool Springs. Nashville city planners should have put a stop to this. I feel like I don’t even live in Nashville anymore. I’ve had to move to the Brentwood area to be close to work, and I spend every day I’m at work in Cool Springs. I never even go to Nashville anymore.
All the jobs moving to Cool Springs is creating a twin city like situation. Soon we will be called Franklin-Nashville, just like Minneapolis-St. Paul, or Dallas-Ft. Worth. I love all the old charm of Nashville, and I used to enjoy seeing the things that have been there forever as I drove around town. Cool Springs is so sterile and boring. Somehow Cool Springs reminds me of Las Vegas, with all the buildings being so new and modern and fake.
What about MetroCenter? What about downtown Nashville? What about West End Avenue and the fairgrounds area? Nashville city planners could have led jobs to any of those areas. But no, they didn’t, and now we have Cool Springs, and I can’t buy one of the great new midtown Nashville condos because I absolutely don’t want to drive that far every day to Cool Springs to get to work.
Does anybody else feel this way? Let’s get all the jobs moved back to Nashville and have all those Cool Springs five-story office cube buildings sitting vacant. They could convert them into chicken coops for the farmers that used to farm on that land to use again.