Up for Debate: Redeveloping James A. Cayce homes

Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 1:45am

In redeveloping the James A. Cayce homes, could refurbishing suffice or is rebuilding the only logical way to go?

Filed under: City Voices
Tagged: Up for Debate

112 Comments on this post:

By: slacker on 2/21/13 at 4:19

Lamar Alexander to file legislation to keep fishing access open near dams.
Brilliant move. We've gotta build a statue, name a highway, something to honor the great man.

By: yogiman on 2/21/13 at 4:42

I don't have critics, BenDover, I have Barry Soetoro fans that are ignorant of the Constitution keep proving it every day.

By: bfra on 2/21/13 at 4:45

Why doesn't he try getting the waters cleaned up so the fish caught are safe to eat again. The waters are so polluted it is dangerous to even swim in them.

By: yogiman on 2/21/13 at 4:46

This site is like my house, brrrrk I like it and I ain't gonna move. So if you don't like what I'm 'saying', why don't you move out?

By: bfra on 2/21/13 at 4:52

So now the mad man thinks he owns the site! Well maybe the CP thinks so too. They sure haven't stopped him posting lies, slander, slime & traitor type material on the board.

By: pepawjoe on 2/21/13 at 4:58

Doing the RIGHT THING is NO LONGER POSSIBLE in Today's Government. To simply LISTEN and "ACTUALLY HEAR" the VOICES of the People is "NO LONGER IN TODAY'S GOVERNMENT"!
With Obama in the White House, the COLOR BLACK will PREVAIL EVERY TIME! PERIOD!

By: bfra on 2/21/13 at 5:06

pepawjoe - Agree with you until your last sentence, give examples of where Black has prevailed with Obama in the White House.

By: yogiman on 2/21/13 at 5:09

No, bfra, I don't think I own the site, I know I don't. And I don't think you and yours own it either. NCP owns it, and until they tell me to quit what I'm "saying", I'm going to continue until your man Barry is brought to court.

You aren't even renting this site, so quit trying to tell me what I should be posting here. You want me to quit because you don't like it? Maybe you should add a little flavor to it to change the smell of the gas you're getting out of your beans.

By: bfra on 2/21/13 at 5:15

yogi - This site is like my house, brrrrk I like it and I ain't gonna move.

Hey you big mough asshole, you at 80+++ don't even own your house. I didn't put those big blow words on here, you did. You blow bigger that Raspy & all are nothing but lies.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/21/13 at 6:40

A dumb ass yogi be.

By: budlight on 2/22/13 at 5:38

You find yourself someone in the Republican Party who can beat any Democrat based on principles,...not birth certificates or college transcripts.

Well since no one in the democratic party has any principles, that should be easy to do. Let's face it. dems and republicans are all cut from the same mold - the mold of dishonesty, and greed. They all want what they can get for themselves.

And when did CP start letting potty language go through? I thought there was a filter. If you all don't respect your elders, how about respecting yourselves and stopping the potty mouth? It's so uneducated sounding.

By: .45carry on 2/22/13 at 9:14

Attempting to answer several posters who commented on my post......

To Budlight....I believe it would be a money saver to simply refurbish Cayce. The buildings are all brick, built many years ago. But by doing a rebuild, Metro could enforce the rules they require at other newer MDHA housing projects in order for the people to live there i.e; keeping the place clean, reporting needed repairs, etc.

To Captain Nemo.....You're correct about Cheatham Place. We noticed that the residents there were almost all elderly, and we rarely saw any teenagers roaming about. I was speaking specifically of Cayce homes, the subject matter of this thread. John Henry Hale was somewhere in between....not as bad an area as Cayce, nowhere near as dangerous as Napier, but a far cry from the relative peace of Cheatham Place.

To those who mentioned J.C. Napier homes.....When we were bidding and planning the projects for the city, Napier was the only sticking point. The city refused to provide Metro police officers to secure the area so my crews could work in relative safety, so we pulled our bid for that particular project. Back in the day, we referred to J.C. Napier as "Little Vietnam"....you had to fight your way in, and fight your way out. Of course, this was over 20 years ago, but I doubt much has changed since.