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.


Anonymous said...

It's such a cool building...I hope they don't tear it down!

Adams Carroll said...

I really love this building. I agree with Anon, it shouldn't be demolished! It would be great if the terms of sale could be written up so that x% of the original external structure must remain intact. Such a provision might lower the sale price, but the state is already losing money on these properties. The prudent thing for them to do would be to get rid of unneeded parcels by putting them in the hands of somebody who actually CARES!