Metro Action Commission preps for downtown office space move

Monday, August 22, 2011 at 6:54pm
Staff reports

The majority of the offices and services housed at the main office of the Metropolitan Action Commission, located at 1624 Fifth Ave. N. in North Nashville’s Salemtown, will close Wednesday, Aug. 24 in preparation for the relocation to a new office in downtown Nashville.

MAC will move to the Clifford Allen Building, located at 800 Second Ave. N.  The agency will be closed through Friday, August 26 to accommodate the relocation. 

“We outgrew our current location years ago due to the large volume of customers we serve and the need for better handicap accessibility and improved adult education classrooms and training space,” Cynthia Croom, MAC executive director, said in a release.

The Metro General Services Department began a complete renovation of the approximately 34,800-square-foot Clifford Allen Building last year, with Metro Action to occupy about 20,300 square feet of the building. The MAC office features ample on-site parking, larger waiting room space for customers, enhanced Adult Education classrooms equipped with advanced audio-visual capabilities, a computer lab for on-site trainings and a wheel-chair accessible front entrance. 

MAC officials believe the building will enhance the agency’s ability to serve the more than 200 customers it assists daily. 

“Our new location more than satisfies the needs of our customers and provides greater convenience to other social and human services related agencies that are available nearby,” Croom said.

The agency will share the Clifford Allen Building with Metro Social Services, which also provides services to citizens with low incomes.  The local Department of Human Services office, which also provides assistance, is adjacent to the new location. 

Metro Action will re-open to the public on Monday, Aug. 29, at the new location.