Second Avenue advisory group meeting today to discuss rebuilding efforts

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Posted at 7:24 AM, Jan 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 09:02:03-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — Metro isn't wasting any time when it comes to rebuilding following the Christmas Day bombing in downtown Nashville, and city officials are asking people's input on how to bring back the area.

Mayor John Cooper put together a Citizens Advisory Group with the goal of restoring 2nd Avenue – not replacing it. That group will meet today and gather feedback from people about the how to rebuild this historic part of downtown Nashville and answer questions about the process.

Even though the city wants to move quickly, there's still a lot that needs to be done after 40 businesses were impacted and 400 people were displaced.

Bill Miller, CEO of Icon Entertainment Group, owns property on 2nd Avenue and said he was one of the fortunate ones but is still worried about his neighbors.

“They’ve been through everything you could be through at this point. I hope that everyone can come together, be reasonable, help expedite the process so that these people can get to make a living again,” he said.

Today’s meeting is scheduled for 11 a.m. Click here for more.