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Mayor David Briley’s first capital spending plan cleared Metro Council Tuesday night. 

The council approved the $351 million plan 22-8, meaning Nashville residents will see improvements to public schools, street paving, parks, sidewalks, bike lanes and other projects.

Following the council's approval of the $275 million stadium last month, Briley announced his plan to focus on "fundamental" projects, such as those included in the capital spending plan.

Despite its approval Tuesday night, some council members called for a delay to have more time to review the projects, which includes $107 million for public works, $60 million for Metro Nashville Public Schools and more. The final vote moved forward after two votes for a deferral.

See the breakdown of Mayor Briley's capital spending plan below, or read the full plan here:

What's in the plan?
    

Public Works — $107 million

  • $30 million — paving

  • $30 million — sidewalks

  • $15 million — roads

  • $4 million — bridges

  • $1.5 million — bikeways

  • $3 million — the department's traffic management program

  • $1.5 million — traffic-calming

  • $2 million — bi-weekly recycling

  • $20 million — infrastructure work on Cumberland River's east bank

Metro Nashville Public Schools — $60 million

  • $10 million — Hillwood High School replacement in Bellevue

  • $50 million — district-wide projects

General — $51 million

  • $10 million — criminal justice center under construction

  • $17 million more — new MNPD headquarters and family justice center under construction

  • $5 million — Nashville's Emergency Communications Center

  • $2.2 million — upgrades to family resource center McGruder Center

  • $1.8 million — voting machine warehouse

Metro Parks — $42 million

  • $8 million — deferred maintenance

  • $10 million — greenways and park land acquisition

  • $12 million — Mill Ridge Park phase 1

  • $12 million — Ravenwood Park phase 1

Public Libraries — $15.7 million

  • $15 million — new Donelson Library

  • $500,000 — upgrades to the Main Library (located downtown)

  • $200,000 — Richland Park Library planning

Election Commission — $3 million

  • $3 million — voting machine replacements

Other projects

  • $25 million — affordable housing

  • $1.2 million — HVAC replacement at Nashville Farmers' Market

  • $20 million — stormwater

  • $6.3 million — IT work

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