They're finally coming down in the neighborhood around Marathon Village. John Henry Hale was originally intended--when it were built in the middle of the last century--as temporary public housing. It turned into a awful permanent solution to dealing with poverty.
Thank goodness for Hope VI. It's going to lead to the revitalization of the Marathon Village neighborhood. It's a shame that the Bush Administration and the Republican-controlled Congress have slashed Hope VI to the point that this development is probably going to be the last we see for some time here in Nashville. There are several other housing projects that still need to be demolished around the city to make way for single family homes and duplexes and to provide opportunities for a better life free of crime and trash for neighbors of all income levels.