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Multimillion Dollar Project Proposed to Renovate Fort Nashborough -- Sky Arnold

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If you walk out the back door of your favorite 2nd Avenue Bar you'll step into a vision of Nashville's humble beginnings.

Fort Nashborough stands along the Cumberland river as a reminder of Music City's first settlement but lately the landmark has been closed.

Metro Parks shut the facility down to begin the process of renovating it.

The plan is to spend $1 million to remove the old fort built in the 60s and the log cabins and then build a smaller series of cabins that's being described as an interpretive plaza.

Metro Parks Director Tommy Lynch would like to do even more.

He's proposing spending an extra $1.6 million on top of the first million to expand the interpretive plaza with more cabins, classrooms and touch screen technology to guide you through the facility.

"It's important for us to know where we come from and how we got to this point as a city as a society as a nation,"said Lynch.

It remains to be seen if Mayor Dean or Metro Council will be willing to spend the extra money.

Fox 17 spoke with several Nashville residents walking by For Nashborough including Nathan Willhite who believe it's not worth a total $2.6 million investment.

"I would not pay $2.6 million to fix that up.  I think that's a waste of money," said Willhite.

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