If the pictures or your own trip out there do not impress, then go read some Wendell Berry, and free your mind.
UPDATE: Here's what one Bells Bend resident told this morning's Tennessean about the empty, undeliverable promises of developers:
"I look at MetroCenter. I look at 100 Oaks. And I look at other places guaranteed to bring in lots of money," said Sherry Knott, who lives in Tidwell Hollow in the bend. "It has not turned out the way it was marketed."
Taxpayers would be the ones gambling if they build what could be a $50 million bridge across the Cumberland with 90 percent federal dollars, she said.
That's just the beginning of the infrastructure that would be required if the development is built and a Cool Springs-like building frenzy follows, she said.
Talk of putting hundreds of acres of the May Town Center land in a conservation easement to protect it from development doesn't impress some residents, who note that most of that is in a floodplain anyway.