Developers broke ground Friday on Nashville’s first apartment complex, paid for — in part — by a new affordable housing fund. The city is pitching in half of the $3.2 million construction price tag through a pot of money created in 2013 called the Barnes Fund.
The complex on Clarksville Pike in North Nashville has 23 units. They will be reserved for tenants who make less than $40,000 a year for a family of four.
Besides meeting housing needs, Mayor Karl Dean says the project cleans up a site that had become an eyesore.