Ribbon Cut For 'Envision Cayce' Project

Posted at 4:25 PM, Jun 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-14 17:41:18-04

More housing options have been set for East Nashville, and it will also give Cayce Place residents an upgrade.

On Wednesday, Mayor Megan Barry, MDHA officials, and others who made "Envision Cayce" a reality cut the ribbon on phase one of the project.

Barrett Manor was set to be the first of many new buildings that will bring together mixed-income families while offering one-for-one replacements for current Cayce Place residents.

In July, 70 of those current residents will pack their bags and move in, becoming the first to live in the one bedroom units.

"We think it's transformative,” Jim Harbison said. “It will provide better housing opportunities for everyone, and it will do it without displacing or burdening the present residents. It's going to take some time. These are things that can't happen quickly cause we're not going to displace residents, we're going to build around them, but I think our future's very bright in doing that."

According to reports, 2,400 more one-for-one replacements and mixed income housing units have been in the works.