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City moves forward with possible plan for public housing development

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

The city of Nashville is moving forward with a potential plan for a major public housing development.

Currently more than 700 residents live in Cayce Place which is located in east Nashville near LP Field, however the city is already looking at how to move forward as the area continues to grow in the future.

Officials told Nashville's News 2 creating opportunities for residents near the areas surrounding the James Cayce homes is just one of the long range goals of the revitalization project.

"It's important to look at that broader area, but to make sure that people who are lower income or have disabilities or need homes like that are able to remain there and be close to the services they utilize," Metro council member Peter Westerholm explained.

Some of the ideas and projects for the area could include mixed income housing, retail development and new public housing.

It remains unclear how soon the revitalization project could start, but officials said it could take up to 25 years to complete the project.

Public meetings about that particular area of east Nashville could begin early next year.

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