Good morning, Nashville. As of this month, Metro has closed on 41 properties as part of the flood buyout program, which is just a fancy name for buying up properties with too much flood damage that are likely to flood again so they can demolish the homes and create green space. So far, 81 homes have been approved for buyouts and FEMA will be footing most of the bill, though Metro still has to pay a share. The hope is that the next time we’re hit with a massively destructive flood, there will be nothing but grass under all that water for the most at-risk properties.
- Tell us something we don’t know. According to the National Traffic Scorecard, Nashville has the 32nd worst traffic congestion in the country with the stretch of I-440 between West End and Nolensville being the most problematic spot in the city.
- Pump down the volume. Our Murfreesboro readers can forget about driving around in the spring with their windows down and music blaring, because police in unmarked vehicles will be on the lookout for noise violations. Those found to be violating the noise ordinance with their car stereos will be be slapped with a $116 ticket.
- Bits & pieces. The Murfreesboro mosque case is back in court today … Nashville rapper Young Buck is looking at 10 years in prison for weapons charges … Metro says that 20% of Nashville’s downtown acreage is currently vacant … If you’re a first-time homebuyer, HGTV would love to have you on their new reality show.
Photo by Tom C. Frundle.
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