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Greer Stadium Nashville
Those Drones

The future of Nashville’s old minor league baseball stadium will soon be determined. Officials have seven redevelopment pitches in hand and have asked some of the development teams to answer follow-up questions on Monday.

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Nashville area home sales slowed last month, but prices hit a new record high. According to relators, the median price for a single family home in the Nashville area is $275,000, up by $25,000 since last year

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Residents are pushing back as yet another one of Nashville’s affordable apartment complexes gets snapped up by investors. A group of Somali immigrants have banded together against a private equity firm set to take over their apartment building in Southeast Nashville.

Metro Nashville tax freeze
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

Many Nashville neighborhoods are bracing for their new property tax bills, which could be substantially higher after this year’s countywide assessment — so much so that homeowners may find it difficult to keep up with the costs.

Meribah Knight / WPLN

This is a story about when your neighborhood goes from affordable to in demand. That’s what happened to Janice Key. She moved into her house on Archer Street in the Edgehill neighborhood in 1992. Today, most of her neighbors have sold their homes to developers. But Key has not. She’s resolved to stay put until the price is right.

In the early 90's, when Key, 64, found out her Church was building low-cost homes just blocks away from where she grew up, she knew she wanted in. She chose a lot on the high side of the sleepy dead-end street with sweeping views of downtown.

Eagleville, Tennessee, post office photo
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

There’s only one place in Middle Tennessee that has built a new sewer system — from scratch — in recent years. Eagleville, the one-stoplight town of 650 people in Rutherford County, has cleaned up a foul smell that used to hang in the air. And the town is now seeing its first major development interest in a decade.

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Home sales in Nashville have surged in recent years. The median price for a single family home is up by nearly half since 2012.

Most realtors and analysts don’t see the market slowing down anytime soon. But we talked to one who says he can predict the exact month that will happen.

Meribah Knight / WPLN

For nearly two years, a battle has raged over a massive development in Williamson County. The plan, called Two Farms, aims to turn 2,000 acres of rural farmland into 1,500 homes and a golf course designed by sporting legend Tiger Woods.

On Thursday, Election Day, the fate of the controversial development will go to a vote — of just two people.

Nashville building boom
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

Towering construction cranes may draw a lot of attention in Nashville’s building boom, but work being done underground has also greatly increased. And with that, there’s been a surge in damages caused by digging — due in part to homeowners and work crews who ignore the state’s 811 “call before your dig” hotline.

Qless Nashville Metro Codes
Office of the Mayor

Most weekday mornings, there’s a line that forms outside the door to Nashville’s Codes and Building Safety Department. Once inside, the wait can easily top 3 hours.