Community presentation to educate residents about using Metro Codes to improve neighborhoods

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Nashville residents tired of seeing abandoned vehicles, overgrown lots and dilapidated housing in their neighborhoods will have an opportunity to learn how to take action to clean up these eyesores Tuesday, Oct. 25 at a special presentation on Metro Codes.

“The Metro Codes Department was established to provide permits, inspections and enforcement for the Nashville community so residents can experience safer buildings and a better quality of life,” Danielle Mezera, director of the Vanderbilt Community Outreach Partnership Center, said. “Many residents don’t understand how the system works or when it’s appropriate to call in a codes concern. This presentation will teach residents how to use the codes system to improve their neighborhood.”

Vanderbilt COPC, the RiverWest Community Development Center, Vanderbilt Legal Clinic and the neighborhood associations of Hadley Park, Preston Taylor and Tomorrow’s Hope are hosting the presentation.

The organizers will also discuss economic development in the area.

The presentation is free and open to the public. It will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church, 1109 32nd Ave. North. Food and drinks will be provided.

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