A Greyhound Lines Inc. spokesman on Wednesday declined to comment if the company is undertaking site prep work for what could be a permanent bus terminal in downtown Nashville.
Demolition work is underway on the Greyhound facility located in the 500 block of Lafayette Street in SoBro. The site, previously used for vehicle maintenance, has been speculated as the likely long-term location for the company’s bus terminal, a temporary facility for which currently operates at 11th and Charlotte avenues one block west of the Central Business District. Greyhound has a 13-month lease, running through September 2011, on the property.
Timothy Stokes, who works in Greyhound’s Cincinnati office, said he did not have information regarding the Lafayette Street site that he could share.
An official with the Metro Codes Department said Thursday afternoon Greyhound, which owns parcels at 709 and 713 Fifth Ave. S., has not requested a construction permit.
The Lafayette property included a shed with bow-string steel trusses, an architecturally significant structure that was recently razed.
Hazardous materials remediation workers were on the site recently, according to a SoBro business owner.
Before moving to its Charlotte location earlier this year, Greyhound had operated its Nashville terminal at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Demonbreun Street since 1987.