Metro Homelessness Flyer for Extreme Cold Weather Events

Donelson Neighborhood News January 2016

With the cold weather here, our neighbors across Davidson County experiencing homelessness are the most vulnerable and need help.  The Metro Homelessness Commission has an opportunity for volunteer opportunities.  See the below flyer for details and contact information.

Metro Homelessness Flyer for Extreme Cold Weather Events

Donelson’s most historic neighborhood, Bluefields, was recently approved by the Tennessee Historic Commission to be added to the National Historic Register.  Congratulations to neighbors in Bluefields for receiving this honorary designation.  Read more on the Historic Bluefields website here.

Historic Bluefields Listed On The National Register

Mayor Barry visited Metro Council at our first meeting on January 4th and announced that every district would be getting sidewalks.  That was very welcome and appreciated news.  I subsequently had a meeting with Metro Public Works and Metro Planning to discuss the upcoming projects and specifics for timeframe and installation.  Here are the sidewalk projects we have coming:

  1. Fairway Drive – This project will connect Stanford Montessori to the Donelson Library.  It will be on the west side of Fairway Drive and have a separating grass strip so it’s safer for pedestrians not directly next to passing cars.  One other connection will be on the east side of Fairway Drive from St. Philip’s Episcopal Church to Selma Drive, which is a section parents and students of Stanford use every day to get to school.  It will improve the crosswalk at Fairway Drive / Lebanon Pike and I’m working to hopefully get an improved MTA bus stop near the Library, which is currently located along the Lebanon Pike piece of this project.  This project should begin by the end of 2016 and take about 6-months to compete.
  2. Lebanon Pike (south side) – This project will connect Bluefield Avenue to Graylynn Drive.  Metro Public Works was out surveying for this project in December.  No timeframe yet for when this project will start, but it is budgeted and will include the separating grass strip to keep pedestrians away from cars on Lebanon Pike.
  3. Lebanon Pike (north side) – This project is one that has been in the works for a long time and CM Claiborne pushed to get throughout his time in office.  The funding comes from a grant to TDOT through the federal government and is an 80/20 split between that grant and Metro.  It will connect McGavock Pike to Old Lebanon Pike and is currently in the pre-engineering phase.  There is a lot of work to do on this project and I believe a conservative estimate of it beginning is probably the end of 2018 or 2019.
  4. JB Estille Drive – This will the first sidewalk project for Downtown Donelson.  It will go from Lebanon Pike to Old Lebanon Pike and create a connection from the Music City Star Donelson Station to the Donelson Plaza.

Author

  • Jeff has called Nashville home since 1998, moving here to complete his music degree at Middle Tennessee State University. He went on to complete his MBA in Technology Management from the Nashville campus of University of Phoenix, located in Donelson. Jeff was a first-time homebuyer in Donelson Hills in 2002 and soon became involved in his neighborhood and community.Jeff was born in Buffalo, New York. Jeff’s Dad retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel while stationed at Fort McPherson, Georgia after serving 20 years of Active and more than 11 years of Reserve service in Buffalo, NY, St Louis, MO and Atlanta, GA. Jeff’s parents are happily retired in Marietta, GA and enjoy the  warmer weather. His dad was President of the Georgia Department of the Reserve Officer’s Association and both he and his Mom stay involved in their neighborhood, civic organizations, and church. Jeff has one son, Joey, who attends Meigs Middle Magnet School.Jeff has been very active in the Donelson community for over a decade and has a deep appreciation and understanding of its rich history and a strong vision for a bright future.

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Jeff Syracuse

Jeff has called Nashville home since 1998, moving here to complete his music degree at Middle Tennessee State University. He went on to complete his MBA in Technology Management from the Nashville campus of University of Phoenix, located in Donelson. Jeff was a first-time homebuyer in Donelson Hills in 2002 and soon became involved in his neighborhood and community.Jeff was born in Buffalo, New York. Jeff’s Dad retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel while stationed at Fort McPherson, Georgia after serving 20 years of Active and more than 11 years of Reserve service in Buffalo, NY, St Louis, MO and Atlanta, GA. Jeff’s parents are happily retired in Marietta, GA and enjoy the  warmer weather. His dad was President of the Georgia Department of the Reserve Officer’s Association and both he and his Mom stay involved in their neighborhood, civic organizations, and church. Jeff has one son, Joey, who attends Meigs Middle Magnet School.Jeff has been very active in the Donelson community for over a decade and has a deep appreciation and understanding of its rich history and a strong vision for a bright future.