Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Inside Look As City Eyes Old State Building

City of Memphis may buy vacant building for police headquarters

As an architecture buff, I'm glad I got to do this story.  I set it up through the TN Department of General Services.  Officials gave me an inside tour of the vacant 14-story Donnelley J. Hill building downtown.  The state moved out last summer.  Now, the City of Memphis is looking to buy it.  MPD headquarters and other city offices would move in.  It's pretty much move-in ready.  However, there's quite a bit of deferred maintenance that needs to be addressed.. Including an $800,000 elevator upgrade.  City administration will present its plan to the Memphis City Council.  

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