I am thrilled that Fort Knox Studios has chosen the 15th District to locate their second location for a 180,000 square foot space on Massman Drive.. Fort Knox currently has a very successful location in Chicago and they are already starting to receive interest from notable artists and music industry veterans. Check out their FKS Nashville website that has a marketing brochure. Read the article about this development in The Tennessean here.
Congratulations to Cary Street on becoming the next Executive Director of the Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce. I’ve known Cary for several years and know she’ll bring great creative energy and experience from government to non-profits to this role and make us all proud.
I was also quite honored to receive the DH Chamber’s 2016 Community Service Award at the December year-end breakfast. Thanks to 2016 President Sharon Kipp for presenting it to me. It sits proudly on my desk at work next to the 2014 Anna Wiggs Memorial Award I received two years ago. I am very thankful for the opportunities I’ve had to work with the Chamber on making a difference in the community. The Chamber has great opportunities ahead in 2017 and beyond.
Congratulations to Paper & Ink Arts on their upcoming Grand Opening on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 10am to 3pm. They did a wonderful job rehabbing their new home at 113 Graylynn Drive. Be sure to stop in and check them out. Additional parking is available across the street at Holy Rosary.
Last June, Nashville received a rare opportunity for areas of Davidson County to be designated as "Promise Zones" by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This program specifies six areas of the county to receive technical assistance and federal investment. One of those areas (Subzone 3) has a portion of the 37210 area of the 15th District. Read more about the Promise Zones here. To that end, there is an opportunity with AmeriCorps for a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project in collaboration with the Mayor's Office of Economic Opportunity and Empowerment and the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency. See the documents below for more information and how to apply.