State Building Commission refers renovation for Cordell Hull building to executive committee

Originally slated for demolition, the State Building Commission today referred the future of the Cordell Hull building to its executive committee, setting up hope the once-destined-for-demolition state office structure could be renovated.

From Historic Nashville:

The tentative plan proposed by Oglesby would demolish the adjacent and non-historic Central Services Building and replace it with a new underground parking garage to serve visitors to the State Capitol with green space at street level.

"This is great news, especially considering the funding for the building's demolition was included in this year's budget," said Melissa Wyllie. "Historic Nashville, the Tennessee Preservation Trust, the Tennessee Historical Commission and the Metro Historical Commission have worked with Tennesseans from around the state asking lawmakers to take another look at the Cordell Hull and its future and to save this important historic building."