Jan 27, 2023 - News
Nashville mayor releases $478M capital spending plan
Nashville Mayor John Cooper unveiled his plan for new city projects Thursday.
- Cooper's total capital spending plan, which must be approved by the Metro Council, comes in at $478 million — including $139 million for schools.
Details: The Metro Nashville Public Schools investment includes new schools for Lakeview Elementary and Percy Priest Elementary and a completely renovated Paragon Mills Elementary.
- In addition to $92 million for a new juvenile justice center, Cooper earmarked $78.9 million for transportation projects. The largest line item in that category is repairing existing roads and sidewalks, which will cost $38 million, plus $13.7 million for safety initiatives.
Of note: Cooper committed $19.3 million to finish the renovation of the fairgrounds campus.
- That investment is separate from his administration's plan to renovate the fairgrounds racetrack.
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