Monday, April 18, 2016

It's only money: $1.3 million to remodel the Mayor's office!

In case you missed it in the The Tennessean yesterday, Mayor Barry has had the mayor's office remodeled.  I know everything wears out and furniture has to be reupholstered, cleaned or replaced from time to time, and ever so often things need a new coat of paint. Now, I don't want the mayor's office to look shabby.  When out of town business people or dignitaries visit our city, I don't want the mayor to feel embarrassed, but $1,300,000.00!  That is lot of nice carpet, and new lamps! How many units of affordable housing could that have bought?  From what I see in the pictures, I don't even like it.

Mayor Megan Barry's office gets $1.3M renovation

Furniture is contemporary. Lighting is brighter. And offices of aides now have sliding glass doors that let visitors walking through see government in action.

In a facelift billed as a shift to a "more modern, open and transparent working environment,.....(link)

To get a feel of what you can buy for $1.3 million dollars in Nashville, here are a couple homes in that price range.


406 Westview Ave Nashville, TN 37205

  • Single-Family Home
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 full, 1 partial Bathrooms
  • 4,640 sqft
  • $279/sqft
  • Lot size: 1.74 acres

5742 Laura Hill Dr Nashville, TN 37215

  • Single-Family Home
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 full, 1 partial Bathrooms
  • 3,987 sqft
  • $337/sqft
  • Lot size: 4.04 acres

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  1. You can buy 13 modest houses for that kind of money!

  2. They renovated 26,889 square feet according to the article, so neither of the houses you use as comparison come close to the project size.