Monday, February 29, 2016
The recent controversy involving the Embers building near the corner of Fourth and Church in downtown Nashville, should be interesting to follow. The property owner believes that the structure has suffered so much damage that it is no longer economically feasible to renovate. The Mayor is displeased inasmuch as public funds in the amount of $6.5 million have been pledged with the idea that the building would be saved for historic reasons. Obviously, from an engineering standpoint, almost anything can be renovated; the issue is whether the money spent on renovation is worth the ultimate result. Politics being what it is, usually the local governmental officials prevail under these kinds of circumstances. We will check back in on this controversy as it develops.