Listen / Franklin is known for expensive homes and its Civil War history — like the historic Carter House, a major tourist attraction where the Battle of Franklin was fought. But right down the street lies the birthplace of the city’s African-American heritage. And as home prices skyrocket in Williamson County, this once-prominent African-American neighborhood […]
Listen / Tennessee has some of the most far-reaching state laws overwriting local policies on things like minimum wage, paid sick time and affordable housing, according to a new study from the Partnership for Working Families. And some experts say Tennessee’s effort to put the interests of business first on such issues could actually slow Nashville’s growth. […]
Listen / It’s more or less human Tetris. Moving families of varying sizes around Nashville’s largest public housing complex so it can be torn down and rebuilt. That’s because the city made a promise to overhaul the James A. Cayce homes without displacing low income families. And now, the city has the messy job of […]
Listen / There is a saying in Nashville’s James Cayce Homes: “Get some gone.” Three simple words that describe the urge, the mission, to move out and start anew, far away from the city’s largest public housing project. Some do leave. But it’s not easy, especially with the city’s rising cost of rent. “I mean, […]
Listen / Nashville almost hit an all-time record in the value of building permits issued in the last fiscal year, but the total number of permits actually went down. It’s a strange factoid that the Nashville Business Journal’s senior reporter Adam Sichko wrote about last week, at the close of Metro Nashville’s fiscal year. We talked […]
Listen / Major League Soccer is coming to Nashville. And while the new stadium is expected to give the city’s broader economy a jolt, community groups are looking for something more lasting, and more personal.
Listen / After a short delay, an iconic downtown Nashville tower will be imploded on Saturday morning, sending off the former LifeWay office known for its monumental embedded cross.
Listen / LifeWay’s office tower on the west side of downtown will soon be imploded to make way for a new billion-dollar development called Nashville Yards. And the iconic crosses on the sides of the building will come down with it.
Listen / Nashville’s housing authority has decided to rechristen its largest public housing complex. The James Cayce Homes will eventually become Boscobel Heights.
Listen / When a developer bought a large affordable housing complex in Nashville’s Edgehill neighborhood, residents worried they might lose their homes. And they had good reason. Across the city, developers are buying up buildings, remodeling them and raising the rents.