This house sites on Woodmont at the terminus of Valley Brook Rd. I pass it all the time and so have had time to consider its significance The owners chose the in-lieu fee instead of building the sidewalk. As a grassroots sidewalk advocate, it's the kind of place that makes me itch and it highlights a few things about Nashville that can drive one nuts.
1) No one needs that much front lawn.
2) The best time to put in a sidewalk is while doing major construction. You have all the equipment on site and your yard is already tore up. Plus a private contractor can do it much cheaper than the city.
3) Putting in your piece of sidewalk is a generous gift to your neighborhood and your city. It's a way of say 'Thank you' to your neighbors for tolerating the noise and construction.
#NashvilleNeedsSidewalks - we only have them on 19% of our streets
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