Controversial Flood Wall Plan Voted Down By Metro Council

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A controversial plan to build a flood wall to protect downtown Nashville from the Cumberland River was voted down by the Metro Council on Tuesday night for the fourth consecutive year.

The proposal, backed by Mayor David Briley, would've called for a $125 million floor wall to be erected near the base of Broadway to protect businesses from flooding much the way they did in 2010.

Residents though overwhelmingly told Metro Council members they didn't want a wall that would just protect downtown but would be funded by the entire county. 

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