NashPo speaks of Metro Council rumors that if Bob Clement wins the Mayor's race in August, then he will simply offer the 11-acre riverfront property (which formerly held the thermal plant and currently sits in limbo, thanks to the failed Nashville Sounds ballpark plan) to the highest private bidders.
If those rumors are true, I would say that Bob Clement fails to comprehend the priceless potential of that property should it stay in public hands. I would say that he does not understand the qualities that create healthy metropolitan development. Metro should be leaning toward acquiring property for public use and for private/public partnerships, not selling it.
Why don't we just sell off Centennial Park or Percy Warner Park, if he wants some quick cash? Those sales would be less catastrophic to Nashville than selling off the most valuable piece of waterfront property in Tennessee; indeed, less disasterous than pawning one of the linchpins of balanced urban growth in the Downtown neighborhoods.