Squandered Heritage

New owners look to demolish former corner store, build two new homes on Nashville

A former Uptown corner store is being considered for demolition at Monday’s Neighborhood Conservation District Committee meeting.

The property is at Nashville Avenue and Patton Street, and it’s now a fourplex apartment building occupying two lots. It was purchased by Tri-Meg Properties LLC for $482,000, from Regions Bank, according to Orleans Parish Assessor’s Office records.

The demolition application says the property is in poor condition. The owners want to knock it and a garage down so they can build two single-family homes, one on each lot.

The committee hears and votes on demolition applications in a large swath of the city. Neighbors and other interested  parties are encouraged to attend the meeting, which is in the City Council Chambers at 2 p.m.

To see the rest of the agenda click on the “agenda” here or go to the Preservation Resource Center blog to see photos of this and other proposed demolitions, as well as more information about how to participate in the meeting.

Nashville Street building proposed for demolition. Photo courtesy Preservation Resource Center

Nashville Street corner store proposed for demolition. Photo courtesy Preservation Resource Center

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  • nickelndime

    Well, if you have enough money in this city, you can do just about anything. This is such a lovely older neighborhood. Look around. There are many buildings in this city that are falling apart, and there are no applications being filed. Why? The buildings are located in the wrong parts of the city (high crime rate, high poverty…). It really is getting too expensive for middle income families to live here anyway and that is exactly the way the rich and powerful want it. More and more, this city is feeling 3rd-world, banana republic.