Commission Votes Down Affordable Housing Policy

Posted at 3:54 PM, Jan 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-15 17:04:16-05

The Metropolitan Planning Commission voted Thursday night to disapprove an affordable housing policy.

Nashville has become one of the most popular and fastest growing cities in the nation, but as interest in the Music City has continued to climb so has the cost of living.

That's why Metro City Council members voted last session to ask the planning commission to draft a plan to increase affordable housing in the city.

The proposed policy included a funding source which would give developers incentives to build affordable housing.

However, the meeting was standing room only, and with an overwhelming amount of questions and concerns from the public and the commission the policy was not approved.

“There’s still a lot of discussion to be done in the community overall and this is not the complete there are some recommendations there are some suggestions but it is by no means set in stone,” said Craig Owensby, with the Planning Commission.

It will go before the Metro Nashville City Council next month with the recommendation from the commission not to approve it.