Nashville officials want to quiet some of the noise in neighborhoods. During Tuesday’s meeting, the Metro Council advanced a proposal to limit the loudest construction noise in residential zoning areas. Think hammers smashing away at walls, or bulldozers revving while pushing dirt mounds.
They enforce the rules on codes, property standards and short-term rentals, but they’re still struggling to keep up with the city’s growth.
Listen / A list of last-minute compromises helped a controversial tower proposed for West Nashville to advance at the Metro Council on Tuesday night.
Listen / Tucked away on a leafy side street in East Nashville, Lockeland Elementary Design Center is ranked the fourth-best in the district. But in recent years, the student body at Lockeland has gone from half African-American to nearly all white. It’s a shift so stark that a group of parents say the school must […]
Listen / The last radio story in this series reveals the scope of The Promise, WPLN’s special podcast series. Reporter and producer Meribah Knight spent over a year reporting on life in the James Cayce Homes, Nashville’s largest public housing complex.
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 / After Big Man, a resident of Nashville’s largest public housing complex, the Cayce Homes, meets his wealthy white neighbors up the hill, a friendship blooms. It’s the last thing he expected to happen. For months this house, an imposing white modern structure, had nagged at him. It’s very presence threatened his sense of […]
Listen / An East Nashville neighborhood is at odds over bike lanes. A group of residents and local bike commuters have been pushing to install the lanes in Cleveland Park. But another group of vocal longtime residents strongly opposes the project. And the issue signifies a much deeper rift in the community.
Listen / Nashville’s housing authority has granted the Martha O’Bryan Center a nearly three-year extension to fundraise for the nonprofit’s new school in East Nashville’s James Cayce public housing complex. And despite the request, housing officials say they’re not worried about the future of the project.
Listen / The James Cayce public housing complex is coming down. On South 8th Street in East Nashville, the shovel of a giant trackhoe is eating through the roof and walls of a brick, two story apartment building. Lenekra Head looks on from her balcony. “It’s astonishing how it’s there and then it disappears,” she […]