Friday, September 25, 2009

No Contingencies at MDHA

The recession made it tough on everyone. However, Nashville's only government real estate developer, the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency, is using the recession as an excuse to minimize its own failure to plan for rainy days at Rolling Mill Hill. The Sounds anteing up to a new baseball field might have helped RMH. Perhaps the Mayor's Office should have listened to suggestions made that a convention center in place of the scrap metal yard dominating the view might make RMH more attractive. But in the end, RMH failed because MDHA acted more like a wheeling, private real estate company and less like a lumbering, conservative government bureaucracy that could see trouble on the horizon and batten down hatches.

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