Nashville, Tennessee Master Plan
Discussions about revitalizing and expanding Cayce Housing, Nashville’s largest low-income housing development, into a mixed-use, mixed-income community, have been underway for a number of years. In 2013, these discussions culminated in a $600+ million project called Envision Cayce that would create a 63-acre development to replace existing low-income housing, add workforce and market rate housing and new retail opportunities, and connect it all with an 11-acre linear park. Realizing the park would be the project’s visual connection to downtown, and that it would contain important infrastructure necessary for the expanded community’s vitality, Metro Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) retained Kimley Horn and JJCA to more fully explore this critical interconnectivity and to create a master plan for a 16-acre area (the park along with adjacent Martha O’Bryan Center.) The Community Services Campus at Cayce (CSC) is the resulting master plan developed by meeting with user groups representing each of the original Envision Cayce goals, focusing on the specific objectives each group had for community services. The CSC will provide a replacement for the existing park space, replace outdated community service buildings such as the existing United Neighborhoods Health Clinic and Kirkpatrick Community Center, and incorporate new amenities, including a library, police office annex, and retail market/cafe. Also a critical part of the neighborhood will be the new Explore Charter school, being designed by JJCA.
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