Sale By City/County Of Former Army Reserve Center On 23rd Street For Trucking Equipment Operation Moving Forward

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The city and county are moving forward on the sale of the long-vacant Army Reserve Center on 23rd Street.

The facility that sits on 4.2 acres will be bought by Rocky Top Enterprises of Nashville.

It will include a Stringfellow trucking equipment operation and also handle other equipment, including street sweepers and Heil garbage trucks.

Rocky Top Enterprises had the high bid of $157,348.

County Commissioner Joe Graham said that was below the appraised value, but he said the property would be going back on the tax rolls and the firm hopes to have 25 employees within five years.

He also said that he hopes a portion of the property at the rear that is not being sold will be put to use as a park for the Oak Grove community.

Commissioner Graham also noted that the firm is allowing the Vietnam Veterans of America to continue meeting at the site in a separate area from the business operation.



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