Greyhound probably won't appeal zoning vote - WKRN News 2

Greyhound probably won't appeal zoning vote

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Greyhound officials said privately Friday there is no reason for them to go to court after Thursday's zoning denial to move their downtown bus depot from 8th Avenue South to Murfreesboro Road, saying the site was just one of many potential locations.

Greyhound has been told it must move from its current location if plans for the new downtown Nashville convention center are approved.

The Metro Council must still approve the funding for convention center with a vote likely in April.

On Thursday, the Metro Board of Zoning Appeals turned down a request that would make a "special exception" for property at 710 Murfreesboro Road so the bus depot could be relocated there.

Board members cited security and crime concerns at the present location for denying the request.

Board Chair David Ewing said there had been more than 900 police calls to the bus depot over the last six years.

He said he visited the bus station on Wednesday and saw no visible security personnel.

On Friday, security officer Cory Trail was seen walking through the bus station and on the sidewalk by the facility's front entrance.

Greyhound passenger Tommy Benscoe told News 2 he knows Nashville's Greyhound station well, and "it's safe, as far as Greyhound stations go."

Greyhound officials say their bus stations are no more a magnet for crime than any other fac

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