Monday, August 22, 2011

Metro Action makes big move from Salemtown this week

After years of broken promises, Metro is finally moving the Metro Action Commission's administrative and assistance offices to facilities Downtown that can properly accommodate the large number of people seeking utility bill assistance. With MAC's Head Start programs remaining, I'm counting this move as the Fehr School building reverting back to at least a derivative form of its original educative purpose. And now we need to work hard to preserve it.

Bon voyage, Metro Action, and thank you for being responsive to Salemtown when we asked you to help us keep the neighborhood cleaner on those high volume clientele days. It has been an uneasy relationship at times, but we part as friends and wish you the best:

Metro Action closes Wednesday to prepare for move to new location
Agency Director believes new space will allow better convenience and service delivery to customers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On Wednesday the majority of the offices and services housed at the main office of the Metropolitan Action Commission (1624 5th Avenue North), will close its doors in preparation for the relocation to its new office located closer to downtown Nashville.

Metro Action will move from its current location in North Nashville to the Clifford Allen Building, located at 800 2nd Avenue North. The agency will be closed from Wednesday, August 24 through Friday, August 26 to accommodate the relocation.

“We out grew our current location years ago due to the large volume of customers we serve and the need for better handicap accessibility and improved adult education classrooms and training space,” said Cynthia Croom, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Action Commission.

Metro General Services began a complete renovation of the 34,798 square foot Clifford Allen Building last year. Metro Action will occupy 20,275 square feet of the building. The Metro Action office features ample on-site parking, larger waiting room space for customers, enhanced Adult Education classrooms equipped with advanced audio-visual capabilities, a computer lab for on-site trainings and a wheel-chair accessible front entrance.

The agency believes the building will enhance their ability to serve the more than 200 customers they serve daily.

“Our new location more than satisfies the needs of our customers and provides greater convenience to other social and human services related agencies that are available nearby,” said Croom.

The agency will share the Clifford Allen Building with Metro Social Services, which also provides services to citizens with low incomes. The local Department of Human Services office, which also provides assistance, is adjacent to the new location.

Metro Action will re-open to the public on Monday, August 29 at the new location.

HT: Freddie O'Connell

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