Metro Codes Needs More Money to Tear Down Abandoned Buildings

Metro Codes will have to dip into the city’s reserve funds to pay for demolition of 40 abandoned buildings.

A resolution will be filed with the Metro Council Friday that recommends an additional $150,000. Without the funds, the department would have to wait until July 1st to tear down buildings described as “unsafe.”

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean says in a statement the economic environment of recent years has created more abandoned buildings than usual. He says the city must be “prudent” when using reserve funds. But he says the city also must air on the side of public safety.

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