As Nashville continues to grow, affordable housing remains a major issue. Today in Bordeaux affordable housing was front and center as a new development broke ground.
40 new workforce townhomes will be built at Hospital Lane and Dolan Road in the Bordeaux Redevelopment District. The new units will have state of the art amenities.
Target renters may be police officers or teachers who make up to $120% of the area’s median income.
Wednesday’s groundbreaking brought out city council members, officials from MDHA (Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency), and Mayor David Briley.
“Everything we do as a city, everything we are focused on as a city has to be about making sure the people who have made this place, the people who have built it long before we were the “IT” city, the people whose kids are in public schools, the people who are turning the dirt, nailing the nails have a place to live in this great place as we move forward,” said Briley. “And I think there’s no better evidence of that than this particular project. It will be a place where teachers, the firefighter, police, can attain a great place to live in a neighborhood that is about to see incredible progress.”
There is no set date on when the new homes will be ready for move-in, but MDHA tells News 2 it should take about 18 months.