The State Building Commission approved a measure this morning to spend $800,000 on updating a master plan for the future use of the old Tennessee State Prison on Cockrill Bend in West Nashville.
The castle-like structure, which was used in the movie The Green Mile, has sat vacant since 1992. The state-approved money will help piggyback off a 2007 study regarding the building and surrounding properties.
One of the options for the building includes a $27 million renovation, according to a commission agenda. But Tennessee Department of Corrections Commissioner Derrick Schofield said abandoning the property wasn’t out of the question either.
“We’re going to examine all options,” Schofield told the commission. He added that land use options would also play a role in the decision.
Historic Nashville Inc. included the building on their Nashville Nine list of endangered properties in 2011.