Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 12:00am

Overjoyed with overlays

In response to comments regarding the debate over conservation overlays, there are reasons the majority of residents in the Whitland neighborhood favor a conservation overlay — they are a godsend to historic properties and they protect against inappropriate development.

Whitland is one of the most historic and beautiful neighborhoods in Nashville. Its proximity to the center of the city makes it increasingly valuable and increasingly subject to redevelopment pressures. There is absolutely nothing now to prevent inappropriate development in the Whitland neighborhood.

A conservation overlay requires review for demolitions, exterior renovations visible from the street, or the moving of a house. The restrictions are more significant for historic than for non-historic homes but are much less restrictive than those of a historic preservation overlay.

The realities that made conservation overlays a godsend a decade ago are even more compelling today. That is why the Metro Council is moving in the right direction to approve the overlay for the Whitland neighborhood.

Cyril Stewart, 37205

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120 Comments on this post:

By: Captain Nemo on 8/26/09 at 2:52

So long Ted Kenndy. Thanks for all you have done.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/26/09 at 2:55

Verbal Cartoon

Pat Robertson takes credit for God answering his paryers to kill Kenndy.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/26/09 at 3:23

I think that there needs to be laws that save and protect our older neighborhoods.

By: dargent7 on 8/26/09 at 5:27

There needs to be laws that allow for zippier LTE's than the dull one's we're experiencing.

By: Funditto on 8/26/09 at 5:45

I think the overlay needs even more restrictions - especially to size and footprint. There are houses in Cherokee and Richland with additions in the back that look like giant tractor trailors with windows. These monstrosities - that are approved by MHZC - take up valuable green space, block neighbors' site line and air circulation. If you want a McMansion, there are plenty in Brentwood.

By: house_of_pain on 8/26/09 at 5:46

D@mn, Nemo, did you have to wake the chickens this morning?
Not sure how I feel about Kennedy. He may have killed that girl while he was DUI.

No can do, d7. There's an overlay on the LTEs.

By: frank brown on 8/26/09 at 5:57

The residents of Whitland,Richland and Central are a different kind of folks. They may not be the prettiest residents in Nashville,but they all believe in the tooth fairy. If they want an "overlay" by all means let the overlay roll.

By: Kosh III on 8/26/09 at 6:02

Good bye to a flawed but great Senator. Too bad he couldn't live long enough to see his goal of universal health care for all citizens.

By: dargent7 on 8/26/09 at 6:02

d'pain: Oh, be very certain. Kennedy was DUI and didn't "try to save Koepekne".
He swam for his life and then covered it up. Would never overcome that to become President. But, he lost his brother JFK to assassination, brother Bobby too. He broke his back in a plane crash. His eldest sister had a lobotomy and nephew John Jr. was killed in a plane crash. Another nephew was on trial for rape. Guy's had more tragety than I ever hope to witness. Another sister died last week. I venture to guess he's just glad it's all finially over.

By: pandabear on 8/26/09 at 7:14

so, how 'bout them Titans ?...

By: chiefpayne568 on 8/26/09 at 7:15

While I did not agree with his politics 95% of the time, I would not wish brain cancer on anyone. My condolences to Ted's family.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/26/09 at 7:17

house:

I don't always like evrything that Kenndy did. However he has made my life better in someways, it nothing eles just being a thorn in the fringe right's backside. That alone should earn him an monument.

By: chiefpayne568 on 8/26/09 at 7:19

Wow...now THIS would shake me up BIGTIME!

Man collapses with ruptured appendix... three weeks after NHS doctors 'took it out'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1208970/Man-collapses-ruptured-appendix--weeks-NHS-doctors-took-out.html

By: chiefpayne568 on 8/26/09 at 7:19

What the heck is the deal in England these days???!!!

The babies born in hospital corridors: Bed shortage forces 4,000 mothers to give birth in lifts, offices and hospital toilets

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1209034/The-babies-born-hospital-corridors-Bed-shortage-forces-4-000-mothers-birth-lifts-offices-hospital-toilets.html

By: house_of_pain on 8/26/09 at 7:23

By: chiefpayne568 on 8/26/09 at 8:19
What the heck is the deal in England these days???!!!
A lot of unprotected sex.
BTW, would you wish testicular cancer on bin Laden?

By: chiefpayne568 on 8/26/09 at 7:28

House,

Nope...I would wish lead poisioning on bin Laden...from a slug to the chest.

By: chiefpayne568 on 8/26/09 at 7:29

House,

Unprotected sex? But I thought they had guaranteed government medical help. So where are the beds?

By: Kosh III on 8/26/09 at 7:32

Once again
A headline story, the one about former TSEA head
there is no story unless one is a paid subscriber
grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/26/09 at 7:49

RIP, Senator Kennedy. Thank you for your service to your country.

By: house_of_pain on 8/26/09 at 9:28

...and we're back. Man, this server sucks.

By: daKine7 on 8/26/09 at 9:40

Chief: And your "daughters" give birth in airplane toilets, at Prom dances, garbage dumpsters. Wake up!

By: Kosh III on 8/26/09 at 9:40

Yeah it happens several times per month. Don't they know we have been twitching and quivering with withdrawal symptoms due to the lack of posting?? ooooo the humanity.....

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/26/09 at 9:44

it does, indeed

By: chiefpayne568 on 8/26/09 at 9:46

daKine.

"And your "daughters" give birth in airplane toilets, at Prom dances, garbage dumpsters. Wake up!"

Sure they do...because they don't want the kids...yet these were mothers that WANTED their kids and WANTED healthcare...and couldn't get it.

As for daughters giving birth in airplane toilets, etc, MAYBE if we made life a bit more precious in our mindset, we'd have a little less of this.

By: Loner on 8/26/09 at 9:52

Good morning, Nashville!

Historic overlays did not save the Evergreens. Greed and collusion combined on that case, Craddock made out like a bandit, as usual. Now Craddock wants to be in a position to screw with people on a more personal level - court clerk. If you value fairness, honesty and human decency, get rid of fat cat Craddock; the guys a bona fide creep..

What will the people of Massachusetts do without a royal family to rule over them? They must be in a state of panic. RIP, Ted Kennedy.

D7, I recently sent in a snappy LTE, but, I don't think they will publish it...a bit too snappy, perhaps?

By: slacker on 8/26/09 at 10:11

Someday a child born in an airplane toilet at 30 thousand ft., will become president of the U.S.A. His/her origin of birth will be in dispute.
slackerdamus
8/26/09 11:12 am

By: daKine7 on 8/26/09 at 10:17

Loner: Sap, smap...this paper has the biggest gang and gaggle of idiots running it's Editorial Dept. ONE LTE a day? And it's lame one. Remember back to the days when there were five?

By: daKine7 on 8/26/09 at 10:19

Chief: OK. give birth, no questions asked. Then, at 19, send them off to war(s)..no questions asked. Bring them home in a casket,...no photo's taken per Bush.
Out of site, out of mind.

By: chiefpayne568 on 8/26/09 at 10:20

Oh Great and All-Knowing Slackerdamus,

So that we will know him when he runs, will this child be a Democrat or Republican President?

By: chiefpayne568 on 8/26/09 at 10:21

daKine,

"Chief: OK. give birth, no questions asked. Then, at 19, send them off to war(s)..no questions asked. Bring them home in a casket,...no photo's taken per Bush.
Out of site, out of mind."

No need for all of that daKine. After all, since the press is trying desperately not to show the casualites now, just put a liberal in charge of the US and the caskets will always be out of site and out of mind, apparently.

By: daKine7 on 8/26/09 at 10:29

Chief: Wrong, again. The Pentagon doesn't take kindly to body counts.

By: slacker on 8/26/09 at 10:31

chief, you will know he/she, by the toilet paper constantly stuck on shoe. An embarrassment for handlers.
I must rest now.

By: Loner on 8/26/09 at 10:37

D7, I remember those days, back in 2004 or thereabouts...before Brewer came in and trashed the place. There was a poster named Export Law who had his sh*t together, very articulate and knowledgeable...wonder where he went. There were other stars too, those were the golden years of the NCP. We had lefties and righties going toe-to-toe on substantive issues...it was beautiful.

Did you all notice that Tony Zizza wrote the other City Voices piece...love-struck Tony is all sweetness and light...not the pissed-off Tony Zizza of LTE "fame".

Is Tony on the NCP payroll?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/26/09 at 10:39

yeah, i always enjoyed Export Law's posts. and Ycartrob.

By: Dragon on 8/26/09 at 10:42

These forums lost all adult supervision and have no moderators. Heck, you can't even find any Terms of Service to give you rules to follow.

Very sad

By: house_of_pain on 8/26/09 at 10:47

I can almost hear Edith & Archie singing "Those Were The Days"...

By: MamaG on 8/26/09 at 10:49

we don't need no steenkin' rules!

lol

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/26/09 at 10:50

By: house_of_pain on 8/26/09 at 11:47
I can almost hear Edith & Archie singing "Those Were The Days"...

LOL!

By: daKine7 on 8/26/09 at 10:51

Loner: Don't know. I was swilling down Mai Tai's in Hawai'i in 2004. But, as luck would have it, I moved to Tenn. in 2007. A very brilliant, stragejic move I'd say.

By: Loner on 8/26/09 at 10:53

Ycartrob used to hound me, it seemed...looking for a gotcha on a detail (like CAH does today). Ycartrob really freaked out when I used an unmitigated F-bomb - a one-and-only occurrence - and that may have triggered a series of events that resulted in my banishment. Ycartrob was quite vituperative and needed to be handled with care - like handling a viper.

Those were the good old days.

Dragon, a little E-anarchy isn't all that bad, is it? Hey, the price is right.

Viva la NCP!

By: Loner on 8/26/09 at 10:55

Amen, MamaG.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/26/09 at 11:00

I'll second that Amen, although it may not count coming from me - lol!

By: Loner on 8/26/09 at 11:03

D7, you really are a loner, how many people would move from paradise in the Pacific to Nashvegas on the Cumberland? You gotta be unique. You are a Bush-bashing, Iraq-War-criticizing, Judeo-Christian theocrat and a refugee from Hawaii....not many folks fall into that category. Yeah, you are probably the true loner here.

By: MamaG on 8/26/09 at 11:03

LOL Blanket. It counts in my book!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/26/09 at 11:06

What's shakin, Mama? Happy hump day!

By: MamaG on 8/26/09 at 11:08

Loner, I thought about you last Saturday while waiting for my son to browse a used cd store. I first counted 20 bikers go by, then 5 more, then a little later, 15 more, then 5 more, then 6 more. Don't know where they came from or where they were going to. They did come from the same direction, which could've placed them at Shelby Park. Just not sure...It was strange but I always like to hear the thump, thump, thump of a bike.

By: Dragon on 8/26/09 at 11:09

Loner, there used to be unwritten rules around here. Here are five that I would propose:

No ad hominem attacks. Argue opinions, not personalities.
Stay on topic.
Base opinions on facts. Be prepared to support your own opinions.
Always cite source for any cut-and-paste.
Admit when you’re wrong. It’s always good to learn something.

We've tangled many times in the arena and I have enjoyed them all. I hope those days will return.

By: MamaG on 8/26/09 at 11:11

Happy hump day right back at cha! Thinking of doing lunch and wondering what's going to be the fastest today.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/26/09 at 11:11

yeah, i'm pondering lunch myself right now.

By: MamaG on 8/26/09 at 11:21

Catch ya afterward...