WHAT’S UP WITH THAT: Familiar white house at Wilson Pike Circle, Church Street demolished Tuesday


WHAT’S UP WITH THAT: Familiar white house at Wilson Pike Circle, Church Street demolished Tuesday

PHOTO: A piece of construction equipment stands on the property at the corner of Wilson Pike Circle and Church Street on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. The property was formerly home to a house which stood vacant for more than 20 years at 152 Wilson Pike Circle in Brentwood, Tennessee. / Photos by Rachael Long

By RACHAEL LONG

A familiar structure to Brentwood residents and commuters disappeared Tuesday as a demolition crew brought down the little white house at 152 Wilson Pike Circle.

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Brentwood Planning and Codes Director Jeff Dobson said Tuesday that the home was demolished at the request of staff due to its deteriorating condition. He the demolition permit from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) was only just received Monday afternoon, and the demolition crew went to work on the demolition early this morning.

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“They said it was only going to take one day,” Dobson said, noting that the crew began its work before rush hour Tuesday morning.  

Photo courtesy of the City of Brentwood Facebook page.

By early afternoon, the property was leveled and only a single piece of construction equipment remained in the yard. The demolition was completed by Southland Constructors, Inc., according to Dobson.

According to past reporting by Home Page, the 1952-era house sat vacant for decades after the property was rezoned as part of the city’s commercial town center district, or C-4 zoning, which includes office, retail and restaurant use.

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In 2017, Home Page reported that the home at 152 Wilson Pike

A piece of construction equipment stands on the property at the corner of Wilson Pike Circle and Church Street on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. The property was formerly home to a house which stood vacant for more than 20 years at 152 Wilson Pike Circle in Brentwood, Tennessee.

Circlle and its 1.12 acres backing up to Frierson Street were sold to the Bank of the Ozarks (now Bank OZK) for $2.8 million on July 7.

At present, Dobson said there are no new or revised plans for a new building at the site. Any site plan for a building on the property would need to be reviewed and approved by the city of Brentwood Planning Commission before any work could begin.

Home Page will continue to follow this story as it develops.

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