Mayor Dean says open space in south Nashville will be preserved

Karl Dean, May 15, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Mayor Karl Dean announced Friday that nearly 600 acres of open space in south Nashville will be preserved.

land preservationThe 591-acre site is located on Old Hickory Boulevard near Interstate 24 and Cane Ridge High School. It will serve as an anchor park and will be preserved by the City of Nashville in conjunction with the Joe C. Davis Foundation and Conservation Fund.

The open space includes rolling hills and gentle valleys, ponds and blue line streams in the Mill Creek watershed, sweeping vistas and scenic ridges.

Mayor Dean has included $14 million for the project in his 2016 capital spending plan, which will be filed later Friday for Metro Council approval. The Joe C. Davis Foundation will contribute $4.1 million.

Anne Davis, Mayor Dean’s wife, serves as a trustee for the Joe C. Davis Foundation. She is Joe C. Davis’ niece.

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