Good morning, Nashville. One of the biggest challenges with renovating the riverfront has been figuring out what to do with that eyesore of a scrap metal yard near LP Field, PSC Metals. The yard has been there for long, long time–so long, in fact, that it’s actually exempt from a lot of current city codes. But because of the damage it sustained in the flood, PSC might have to apply for new building permits that would require them to make some big changes like keeping the monstrous metal piles inside. There’s a possibility that it might even move. As Councilman Mike Jameson told WKRN, we love that it’s a recycling plant and everything, but that doesn’t mean it needs to sit on the river.
- New home for Tent City. Tent City folks have set up a temporary camp out in Antioch with the help of some local churches and will receive aid from FEMA to replace their lost shelters. Many of their new neighbors are none too pleased about the relocation, fearing a spike in crime.
- We’re open! Mayor Dean met with downtown merchants yesterday to emphasize the message that Nashville is open for business. So far, all the businesses that flooded have opened back up except for the Wildhorse Saloon and Joe’s Crab Shack. Wildhorse is set to open next week.
- Bits & pieces. More storms this afternoon … Most of the midstate lakes and waterways will be back open for Memorial Day weekend … Gas prices are continuing to fall, just in time for roadtrip season … It took the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office 11 days to figure out they’d accidentally released a murder suspect … A dispute over a proposed fish hatchery is the entire reason we don’t yet have a state budget for next year .
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