Mayor Karl Dean officially announced Thursday the three pieces of properties on which Metro hopes to build a 12South-area police precinct in early 2013.
A proposed ordinance is to appear on first reading before the Metro Council next week, which would authorize Metro to acquire three parcels, likely through either negotiation or eminent domain.
The new Midtown Hills Police Precinct is to be built near the T-intersection of 12th Avenue South and Wade Avenue, one block north of Wedgewood Avenue. According to a release, Metro is in negotiations with two owners to purchase properties at 1443, 1441 and 1433 12th Ave. S., each appraised between $222,000 and $279,000.
The precinct, which would be the city’s eighth, will provide coverage for communities included Forest Hills, Green Hills, Oak Hill, Edgehill and Crieve Hall, as well as Vanderbilt, Belmont and Lipscomb universities.
The Midtown Hills precinct coverage area will fall between that of the West and South precincts, decreasing the coverage areas of both.
Dean included $6 million in the Fiscal Year 2011 Capital Spending Plan for land acquisition and construction of the Midtown Hills Precinct. The Metro Council unanimously approved the spending plan last September.
Dean said in the release the new precinct would “be a shot in the arm to that area as neighborhood leaders work to revitalize the 12th South corridor.”
The precinct will include a community room and will be about 20,000 square feet, as well as LEED certified.
A replacement for the current West Precinct is scheduled to open in December at 5500 Charlotte Ave. In January, the new Madison Precinct is set to open at the former Peterbilt facility off Myatt Drive and will be Nashville’s seventh precinct.