One year after a bomb went off destroying a block of Second Avenue, the city will reopen the street to traffic and pedestrians — though not nearly back to normal.
Second Avenue between Church and Commerce streets is still a construction site.
Last Christmas morning, before the sun rose, a giant ball of flame erupted from an RV parked on Nashville’s Second Avenue. Betsy Williams watched it from her car, having just evacuated from her home across the street.
The local nonprofit Historic Nashville, Inc. has chosen nine properties to work on protecting next year — with a focus on Second Avenue after it was damaged in the Christmas bombing.
The newly proposed project includes sidewalk cafes and green spaces.
After months of soliciting feedback, local architects tasked with reshaping Nashville’s Second Avenue after the Christmas Day bombing are moving into a new phase of developing design proposals.