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Synthesis of the first community meeting drawings, by Civic Design Center staff.

Nashville Civic Design Center Report: The neighborhoods north of downtown Nashville page 10

gathered additional input from the community. The meeting focused on six issues:

1. Werthan Bag facility as a neighborhood symbol. From almost any location in the commu- nity, one can see the Werthan Bag facility, especially the water tower.

2. Pedestrian quality of the neighborhood. In the community, one can walk to buildings such as churches, stores, and school facilities. Semi-public buildings, such as the Mad Platter and the Fish Market (Germantown), the 5th Avenue Market and Deli and Fehr School (Salemtown), the market on 9th Avenue North and Garfield and Buena Vista School (Buena Vista), exist in each of the neighborhoods and support an urban lifestyle.

3. Cumberland River. The river provides an excellent opportunity for the neighborhoods to strengthen their identity with the city. The Neuhoff facility on the riverfront could become an important gathering place for the community as well as a point of access to the river.

4. Diversity of the building stock. The housing stock varies from workers’ cottages grouped on the 1200 block of 5th Avenue North to more elaborate residences such as the house at Monroe and Arthur in Buena Vista and the original Ratterman house on 5th Avenue North. Nonresidential building stock varies as well, from the modest market buildings and smaller churches, such as the 5th Avenue Market and

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