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In an effort to offset loss in revenue this budget season, the former Green Hills fire station will be sold along with two other Metro-owned properties.
"My default policy is once you lose public land, you're never going to get it back again," said Councilman Russ Pulley at a June community meeting about the budget. Pulley did not support the sale, which is reportedly expected to draw in $3 million for Metro.
The budget’s other sales include a property at 3800 Charlotte Avenue home to a defunct Metro Public Works building and a Metro Schools parking lot at 336 Woodycrest Avenue. Instead of selling the former Murrell School property in Edgehill, Councilman Colby Sledge sponsored an amendment that replaced it with the parking lot.
The old fire station, located 2025 Richard Jones Road, was built in 1963. The area’s current facility opened in 2015 on Harding Place.
Learn more about the approved budget, including the council's decision to not raise property taxes, here.
Dylan Skye Aycock is a Nashville-based journalist and photographer. As a reporter for Rover, Aycock follows transportation, housing and retail trends, as well as other hyperlocal and city-wide issues that affect residents in Green Hills and Belle Meade.
She previously contributed written and visual content to The Murfreesboro Pulse, American Songwriter Magazine and The Tennessean. Aycock earned a journalism degree from Middle Tennessee State University, where she honed her craft as editor-in-chief of Sidelines, the university's student-run publication. When she's not out on assignment or live-tweeting city council meetings, you can find her discovering new local spots or catching a show at one of Nashville's many music venues.