Southwest Nashville Edition March 2020

SOUTHWEST NASHVILLE EDITION

VOLUME 1, ISSUE 12  MARCH 21APRIL 21, 2020

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LaunchingNashville’snext transportationplan GreenHills residents call formore transit options, connectivity as city population grows

CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE

Due to the fast-changing nature of coronavirus in the region, readers should visit communityimpact.com to nd the latest coverage on announcements, case numbers, school closures and more. Nashville begins tornado recovery: How to help

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neighborhoods were surveyed across the city.

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1. Bellevue 2. Downtown 3. Green Hills 4. South 5. East 6. Antioch 7. Bordeaux 8. North 9. Joelton 10. West 11. Donelson

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Resident input Mayor John Cooper held a series of neighborhood

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More than 2,200 residents participated in a city survey.

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meetings in January and February to ask

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26% toward transit projects

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residents what projects to include in the city’s new transportation plan.

SOURCE: METRO NASHVILLECOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

BY WENDY STURGES

American Community Survey. That growth has brought jobs and new development to the area, but it has also brought an increase in trac. As part of his 2019 campaign promise

to develop a new comprehensive trans- portation plan, Metro Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s oce held a series of community engagement meetings in CONTINUED ON 14

Since 2010, Nashville’s population has grown by more than 11%, adding more than 70,000 people to the area, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

TRANSPORTATION UPDATES

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MNPS says $1B needed to fully fund schools

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SENIOR LIVING GUIDE SENIOR 2020

BY WENDY STURGES

In the midst of Nashville’s cash ow issues, one of the biggest concerns this budget season is how the city will fund Metro Nashville Public Schools. In a series of community meet- ings held in February, MNPS ocials presented a proposed budget for the 2020-21 school year that includes a baseline—funding only for what is needed to maintain schools—of $950.2 million, a 3% increase over the previous year. MNPS Interim Director of Schools Adrienne Battle said more is needed to fully fund the district, but those CONTINUED ON 19

SENIOR LIVING GUIDE

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RENDERING COURTESY NASHVILLE SC

More than two years after Nashville was awarded a professional soccer franchise, city ocials and Nashville Stadium progresses despite ongoing litigation Soccer Holdings—the ownership group behind the Major League Soccer team, Nashville SC— announced on Feb. 13 they had CONTINUED ON 17 Nashville strikes newsoccer deal BY DYLAN SKYE AYCOCK

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