On Monday, Jack May told The Tennessean that he's getting ready to repropose a smaller May Town Center, "and the focus of the development would be toward Nashville to further minimize any impact in the bend." Because of its smaller size, it would only, supposedly, need one bridge.
I'm not going to sit here and rehash all of the reasons I think this is a bad idea and all the ways I think May has outsourced the most problematic parts of the property to TSU and how they've not done the archaeological survey they said they did and so on and so on.
Instead, I will just point out that he's now hinging the success of this project on the belief that people won't mind living by a prison and having to drive by it regularly to get in and out of their development and onto the interstate or to other parts of town — this being the "towards Nashville" component.
And I will make you this promise, dear readers: If you can come up with even one example of an affluent Cool Springs-like real estate project where people live that is as close to a prison, with the prison being on the main thoroughfare in and out of the neighborhood — as May Town Center will be — I will never blog against May Town Center again. Just one example of this arrangement working, of people with money choosing to live near a working prison.
That's all I ask.