Advocates Push for More Affordable Housing With Nashville TOD Plan

Nashville's first transit oriented development plan, focusing on the neighborhood of Donelson, is facing opposition from affordable housing advocates.
May 22, 2018, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Sandy Mazza is providing regular coverage of a controversial proposal for a transit oriented development (TOD) plan in a Nashville neighborhood. The plan is considered as a potential model for transit oriented planning in the recent failure of the city's transit referendum.

According to an article by Mazza published May 16, 2018—a plan to "subsidize a dense commercial and residential corridor" around the Music City train station in the Donelson neighborhood—is facing opposition by affordable housing advocates, who say the plan is "inadequate for the region's most vulnerable residents."

The May 16 article includes details about he plans that were also reported in an earlier article by Mazza, published on April 23, 2018. That article says that the "once-sleepy neighborhood [of Donelson] is on the cusp of a major overhaul."

The Nashville City Council is expected to vote on the Donelson TOD plan on June 5, but advocates are pushing to delay that hearing.

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Published on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 in The Tennessean
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