Demolition of Criminal Justice Center underway; New building revealed

(Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)
(Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – New renderings offer a look at what the new Criminal Justice Center in downtown Nashville could look like.

The images were revealed at a public meeting Wednesday night at the Metro-Nashville Police Department’s Midtown Hills Precinct.

The new $113 million facility will hold a thousand inmates and features 64 beds for mentally ill inmates.

(Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)
(Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

Demolition of the old facility has begun and could last until February 2017.

Hundreds of inmates have been moved to other facilities during construction.

Completion of the new facility is expected to come in about three years, possibly in the year 2020.

The Metro Nashville Police Department has moved to a temporary location while its new headquarters is being constructed on Murfreesboro Road.

Sheriff Daron Hall’s staff will also move to another Metro-owned facility.