Metro officials this Saturday are set to officially unveil new streetscape improvements in north Nashville’s Buena Vista neighborhood.
The Metro Development and Housing Agency recently designated the Buena Vista neighborhood as a Neighborhood Strategy Area, making it eligible for Community Development Block Grant funding. Community development block grants traditionally benefit low-income communities.
With those funds, Metro has completed what it calls the “Cass Street Streetscape Project,” which includes improvements to the area bounded by Rosa L. Parks Boulevard, Clarksville Pike, Cass Street and 10th Avenue North.
Enhancements cover new streetscaping and sidewalks; street and entry signage; additional lighting; the installation of tables, benches and trash receptacles; and greenspace improvements such as fencing and a walking track.
An advisory committee led by Metro Councilman Frank Harrison and area residents has met regularly to assess the neighborhood’s needs and determine the most beneficial projects to fund.
The event this Saturday, which will begin at 10 a.m. at the corner of Nine Avenue Cass Street, will include the unveiling of a plaque in memory of the late Octavia Williams, who served as the first chairperson of the Cass Street Citizens Advisory Committee.