Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency | ENVISION CAYCE
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ENVISION CAYCE

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envision-cayce-townhall-10112018-croppedClick here to view the Envision Cayce Master Plan.
Cayce Community Campus Master Plan
Cayce Place Specific Plan
Cayce Place Specific Plan – Amendment 1
Cayce Place Design Guidelines
Cayce Community Unit Planning Overlay

“Envision Cayce”, a planning process focused on revitalizing Cayce Place, began in March 2013. EJP Consulting Group, MDHA leadership, community partners and Cayce residents were engaged in a series of meetings to create a master plan for Nashville’s largest public housing property, which is located on 63 acres in East Nashville. Focus groups, surveys and community meetings were held with residents as well as the broader public to ensure that the plan reflected the needs of the community. Master planning concluded in July 2014 with a meeting with Cayce Place residents and community members.

A mixed-income, mixed-use community, the Envision Cayce Master Plan calls for 2,390 units and ensures a one-for-one replacement of public housing units, while adding both new affordable, workforce and market-rate housing. Envision Cayce outlines the demolition of the properties’ aging structures built between 1941 and 1954.

The Plan also calls for 11 acres of active green space, and desired amenities such as a new health center, pharmacy, grocery, school, library and retailers.

Construction of the multi-million dollar project will have a great economic impact on Nashville’s economy. MDHA’s Section 3 plan ensures that at least 30 percent of new jobs created through commercial and intuitional occupants are filled by Section 3 eligible individuals.

Important Updates since Master Planning Concluded in 2014:

In December 2014, MDHA acquired CWA Plaza Apartments, a community of HUD-subsidized Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) units. The 254 apartments sit on 17.7 acres near Cayce Place.

MDHA began construction on the first new residential building for Envision Cayce in October 2015. The four-story, 70 one-bedroom unit development, known as Barrett Manor, was built on vacant land at Cayce. Current Cayce Place residents began moving into the new building in August 2017.

Staff from Smith Gee Studio unveiled the final designs for Kirkpatrick Park at the Jan. 26, 2017 Envision Cayce Town Hall. The designs were created following input from Cayce Place and CWA Plaza Apartments residents, neighbors, community members and stakeholders. Ninety-four townhome-like apartments will be built at Kirkpatrick Park. MDHA broke ground in November 2017. It is the second residential construction and the first mixed-income development of Envision Cayce.

Meeting Presentations

July 12, 2018 Town Hall
Aug. 29, 2017 Town Hall
Jan. 26, 2017 Town Hall
Aug. 18, 2016 Town Hall

May 19, 2016 Town Hall
April 14, 2016 Town Hall
March 10, 2016 Town Hall
May 18, 2015 Town Hall
July 1, 2014 Presentation
August 2013 Draft Recommendations
May 6, 2013 Presentation
March 14, 2013 Presentation

Newsletters

Volume 1, Issue 1
Volume 1, Issue 2
Volume 1, Issue 3

Other Items

Letter to Board Chair on Explore! Community School

Other Resources

Cayce Community Campus Master Plan
Cayce Place Specific Plan
Cayce Place Design Guidelines
Cayce Community Unit Planning Overlay
Section 3 requirements page
Survey Summary and Data Tables

Latest News

MDHA Breaks Ground on Third Envision Cayce Residential Project

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Mayor David Briley and representatives from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) joined MDHA and Cayce Place residents for a groundbreaking ceremony for Envision Cayce’s third residential construction and second mixed-income development. The project is located along South Sixth St. in East Nashville, less than a mile from downtown. Read more

MDHA Breaks Ground on Second Residential Construction and First Mixed-Income Development of Envision Cayce

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Mayor Megan Barry and representatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) joined MDHA on Nov. 29, 2017 for a groundbreaking ceremony for Envision Cayce’s second residential construction and first mixed-income development at Kirkpatrick Park. Ninety-four townhome-like apartments will be built on-site. Read More

First New Residential Construction of Envision Cayce Now Open

Mayor Barry attends the ribbon cutting and open house for the first residential construction of Envision Cayce. Planning began four years ago with residents, community members and stakeholders. This project is the first public housing in Davidson County in 18 years. It features 70 one-bedroom subsidized units.
Mayor Barry attends the ribbon cutting and open house for the first residential construction of Envision Cayce. Planning began four years ago with residents, community members and stakeholders. This project is the first public housing in Davidson County in 18 years. It features 70 one-bedroom subsidized units.

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, state and local officials, community members and public housing residents joined MDHA on June 14, 2017 for a ribbon cutting and open house at Barrett Manor. This new, 70 one-bedroom building is the first new addition of public housing in Davidson County in 18 years and the first new residential building of Envision Cayce. Read more

Current Cayce Place residents began moving into the new building in August 2017. Read more