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Posted by: Chelsea Bennett on Aug 28, 2018

Two hours before the Metro Council held Monday’s public hearing and vote on the proposal to rezone 10 acres of fairgrounds land, a joint statement was released announcing a community benefits agreement had been reached between the community stakeholder group, Stand Up Nashville, and the ownership team of Nashville Major League Soccer, The Tennessean reports. Included in the CBA were guarantees for affordable housing, income-based child care options, partnerships with Metro schools and higher paying hourly wages. This type of agreement is unique for a government-led project. It is expected that finalization of the contract will take place this week. One remaining issue that needs to be addressed prior to finalization is construction worker safety.