Across from downtown Nashville, an industrial area houses asphalt, the Titans stadium and unused space for potentially billions of dollars worth of developments. That area is the “East Bank,” and city officials announced plans this week to redevelop it with special attention to the Cumberland River.
For many Middle Tennesseans, the classic way to beat the muggy heat of summer is to hit the water. Some load the boat on a trailer and head out to Percy Priest Lake or rent canoes to float down the Harpeth River. But you can also check out a scenic confluence of waterways in Ashland City.
Native American activists in Nashville are urging Oracle to delay construction so archaeologists can dig. They believe the tech company’s future River North campus will sit on what could be the site of Native American burials and artifacts.
Updated 10:15 p.m. Friday. Nashville officials have determined what caused a horn to sound for more than 5 hours at a Cumberland River barge site on Sunday, and city police have secured cellphone numbers for the company to make contact if it happens in the future.
Listen Complaints of longer wait times and crowded rivers around the launches used by boaters and kayakers have created conflict among commercial outfitters and individuals. But a law passed to unclog the ramps is already creating some concerns.
Listen Nashville’s city council is hoping to limit the damage of future flooding along the banks of the Cumberland River. If finalized this week, the city will strengthen a rule that prevents new homes from being constructed within 50 feet of the Cumberland.