Bright & Early: Where We Hang Our Hats Edition

Good morning, Nashville. With all of those fancy new high-rise condos going up around town, a few Metro Council members are concerned that affordable housing is becoming too difficult to come by. Last night, Councilman Jerry Maynard filed a bill that would offer incentives to developers who create housing that can be purchased for less than $154,000. The proposed incentives include 25% discounts on fees for sewer, gas, plumbing and electricity hook-ups in addition to 25% off building permit fees. So far, Mayor Dean is behind the bill and feels that it’s needed in order to keep folks from moving to surrounding counties with cheaper housing.

Photo by Jon Erickson.