La Vergne, Smyrna, Rockvale see economic development after tax incentives approved
Council agrees to 185 single-family units on 38 acres
Holding apartment complex owners more accountable for traffic and nuisance problems created by high-density growth was among the topics discussed at a Murfreesboro City Council community meeting Sunday.
More growth, more neighbors -- but current residents worry about traffic, flooding.
Mayor Mary Esther Reed and the Smyrna Town Council unanimously approved the Lowry Street Revitalization Overlay Plan at Tuesday night's meeting.
"We invested quite a bit in the remodeling of the outside and the interior, and we especially redeveloped the Play Place for the kids and their families," Daughtry said. "We wanted to support the location, here in the city of La Vergne, and help improve the aesthetics of the area."
A full house of more than 75 people saw a rezoning issue defeated by a four to one vote at La Vergne City Hall chambers.
Two month 'cooling off period' will allow for assessment of impact on government services.
Hospital to double in size, while PRD reduces density of development.
Between 2010 and 2040, Rutherford County's population is projected to increase by 135 percent from 251,000 to 592,000 residents, second only to Williamson County.
Rather than focus on a west-side police station to keep up with the fastest-growing part of town, Murfreesboro Police Department is emphasizing renovation of a former medical clinic as a new headquarters. The city recently sought bids for work on transforming the old Murfreesboro Medical Clinic on North Highland Avenue into a police headquarters to house all of the department’s units, except its vice squad.
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