PSC Metals is looking to move its scrap-metal recycling operations from its valuable downtown Nashville site on the riverfront and relocate its corporate headquarters to Music City as well, the Nashville Post reports.
The company would move its recycling center near Nissan Stadium to somewhere else in Davidson County, the Post reports, citing emails it acquired in a public records request from Metro Nashville. PSC Metals, which used to lease some of the site, bought the rest of the property it did not own last October after a legal battle.
Former mayors Karl Dean and Bill Purcell sought to relocate PSC Metals but failed. Former Mayor Megan Barry called the scrapyard an “eyesore.” Her administration released a plan envisioning the site as a park in the 2021-2013 period. The riverside property has been used for recycling since the 1950s after having served as a dump.
PSC also may relocate its headquarters from Mayfield Heights, Ohio and has spoken to state and Metro real estate and economic development officials. Potential locations are a Ford Motors-owned site on Centennial Boulevard, a state-owned former prison and a Goodwill site owned by real estate official Bill Hawkins.
Benchmark Realty broker Brian Taylor wrote in an April 16 email to Metro Chief Operating Officer Rick Riebeling that he was working with PSC on site selection and that the company had identified the Ford and Goodwill sites. Hawkins told the Post he had no knowledge of any PSC interest in one of his properties.
A spokeswoman for Mayor David Briley said there is nothing to announce “at this time,” the Post said.
PSC is owned by billionaire Carl Icahn.