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Major League Soccer is coming to Nashville. And while the new stadium is expected to give the city's broader economy a jolt, community groups are looking for something more lasting, and more personal.

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After a short delay, an iconic downtown Nashville tower will be imploded on Saturday morning, sending off the former LifeWay office known for its monumental embedded cross.

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2018 is going to be a big year for public housing. Nashville will be renovating, or planning renovations, for four public housing developments — The James Cayce homes in East Nashville, the Edgehill Homes in South Nashville and the JC Napier and Sudekum apartments, just south of downtown. All together they're home to about 5,000 people. 

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Nashville's housing authority took a major step toward creating the city's new vision of public housing, which hopes to break up blocks of concentrated poverty with varying levels of income. Metro broke ground Wednesday on a new mixed-income building in East Nashville's James Cayce Homes. Called Kirkpatrick Park, it will be the first of its kind in the neighborhood.

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A group of neighbors opposing a cluster of tiny homes for the homeless in Woodbine are fleshing out their legal argument against the project. In a new court filing, they say the non-religious organization behind the homes is unlawfully skirting zoning laws with the religious land use act.

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LifeWay's office tower on the west side of downtown will soon be imploded to make way for a new billion-dollar development called Nashville Yards. And the iconic crosses on the sides of the building will come down with it.

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After months of intense community resistance, a local non-profit is moving forward on a cluster of micro homes for the homeless in Woodbine. It's been a controversial project for the neighborhood, resulting in shouting matches at community meetings and a lawsuit to stop it.

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The Metro Development and Housing Agency is opening the waiting list for Section 8 housing vouchers this week. It's the first time the city's housing authority has accepted new applicants since the summer of 2015. But in a market as hot as Nashville's, government vouchers are hardly a fast pass to affordable housing. 

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Edgehill residents are celebrating a small victory. After a private developer took over most of a neighborhood park in Music Row, they complained the move was a new level of intrusion. But now, plans have changed.

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Nashville's housing authority has decided to rechristen its largest public housing complex. The James Cayce Homes will eventually become Boscobel Heights.

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