The Poop on DowntownI am supportive of the movement afoot for people to live in downtown Nashville. Right now, it is urban hipsters buying lofts, but there are plans for several large-scale residental projects downtown including some in the Gulch, the new ballpark complex and the new 800-pound gorilla, the proposed Signature tower. I have seen numbers as high as 10,000 new downtown residents in the next several years.
I think that is great. I think it can only help Nashville continue its quest to turn around the suburban flight of the 60s and 70s. But that's a lot of people. Surely the developers aren't counting on having that many single or childless urban hipsters. Surely there will be a variety of people living there, including families.
So here's a potential problem. We don't have any park space downtown. Where are the children going to play? Where are the dogs going to crap?