Thursday, May 26, 2011

WSMV story reveals a stagnant future for abandoned Public Works building

You've driven by it a hundred times - and probably just as often wondered why it's in such disrepair. The former State of Tennessee Public Works building at the corner of 22nd and Charlotte has sat vacant for as long as I can remember, and while the back side of the property is still used by the state for government vehicle parking, the front of the building has become one of Charlotte Avenue's biggest eyesores.

According to the report, since the state owns the property, Metro Codes has absolutely no power when it comes to enforcing action on the property. Furthermore, a spokesperson for the state says there are no plans to rehab the property that they some day hope to sell. Unfortunately, selling the property does not seem like an option in the forseeable future.

Hopefully this report will light a fire under someone's you know what, and get the state to possibly put it on the market.

To see the story, click here.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tennessean article hints at more development in wake of 28th Ave Connector

Articles that have cropped up in the wake of the groundbreaking for the long awaited 28th/31st Avenue Connector:

• Michael Cass of The Tennessean gives us details and also makes mention of Lionstone preparing land for development (the former Horace Small warehouse?)

• Historian John Egerton writes a beautiful article outlining the historical significance of this project.

Gail Kerr of The Tennessean speaks of the progress the bridge will bring to North Nashville.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Vacant property demolition on east side of 28th Ave.

The former Horace Small warehouse east of 28th Avenue N, and south of Charlotte Avenue has been undergoing demolition for about two weeks now. Haven't seen any news on this activity - not sure if it has anything to do with construction on the 28th Avenue connector, but it is doubtful that it does.

Also, there is zoning change request for the vacant lot across the street that recently came under contract.

Stay tuned for updates.

The demo taking place at the corner of 28th & Charlotte IS in fact the beginning of the 28th/31st Connector project. This is great news!