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A redevelopment is reimagining affordable housing in North Nashville

Plans are underway at the property owned by Nashville nonprofit Inspiritus, which helps low-income individuals find housing and fight food insecurity, among other things.

An aerial view of the Live-Thrive-Give campus with a view of the Nashville skyline behind it.

The project features several Nashville-based companies including; architect, EOA Architects; contractor, RG Anderson; civil engineer, Benesh; and more.

Rendering via Inspiritus

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The corner of North Nashville’s Rosa L. Parks Boulevard and Garfield Street will get an upgrade to the tune of $27 million when Nashville nonprofit Inspiritus unveils its Live-Thrive-Give affordable housing campus.

What to expect

The five-story community, which also houses Inspiritus’ offices, will include 80 studio and one-bedroom apartments for seniors and individuals with disabilities earning less than 60% of the city’s median income$41,940 for a single person.

The 9,500-sqft ground floor will be used to expand the nonprofit’s social services by way of a client-choice free grocery store, community kitchen, community meeting and educational spaces, a therapeutic art studio, and collaborative spaces for local non-profit partnerships.

Timeline + get involved

Inspiritus bought the property, formerly St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, for $500,000 in 2022 — $3 million below market value. The project is in its final phase of the design stage, with construction expected to begin in spring 2024 and last 18 months.

Here’s where you come in. The Nashville Comprehensive Funding Campaign is still in full swing. Scroll through the project’s digital flipbook to learn more about how each component of the development will contribute to Nashvillians in need + how to donate.

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