I wonder if the Jarrell property is appraised as "greenbelt status". (It) used to be a farm when Brooks was alive, I don't know about the Nobles property but (they) could be hit with a property tax increase if the rezoning request is granted. I think that the Haynes family simply sat on their zoning until all the lots were sold except the ones near Memorial that were never considered ideal residential property. The strange thing is that Bricke Murfree is quick to point out that his clients are willing to accept all the restrictive covenents that were set out for the Haynes property across the road. I seem to recall that those covenents were put forth to address concerns about high density development. Terry Haynes mantra about tax rates and Brad Smothermans comment about needing more restaurants at the North come across as so much (horse hockey). This is about high density development and should address the impact that it would have on the area especially as it will increase traffic on the already over burdened Memorial Blvd.
Here's the real story that should have been reported. The homeowners in NORTH MURFREESBORO are not opposed to progress or development. They are opposed to HOW the city develops and the manner that they use in bulldozing homeowners' investments. The city knows the developer buying the land. At the information meeting at Erma Siegel, the assembly was told that they didn't have a buyer. Moments later, John Harney, the real estate broker for the land, stated that the buyer didn't want to be identified. Later in the meeting, Joseph Aydelott said, 'let's just say you can buy your garden supplies and tires at the same place.' - - Wayne Nobles is having buyer's remorse. He met with Billy Pearson before the public hearing and said that he didn't want his land bundled with the Jarrell property if it would adversely affect the homeowners. He knows it's a BIG BOX store. Joseph Aydelott told homeowners in 2010 - 2011 while rezoning the Hayes property that 'the city does not approve commercial zoning that directly connects to pre-existing residential property.' They don't honor their own requirements. Nobles property is proposed for commercial highway. It should be RM-16.- - - After Billy Pearson disclosed his conversation with Wayne Nobles, Aydelott said that it would be best if the Nobles and Jarrell properties were combined in the sale, because it would be a better use of the land. - - - - The city NEEDS Waynes Nobles' land for the big box. They have already pressured the Quick Mart owner to sell and he has repeatedly declined. Without Nobles land - - there is no big box. - - - The city continues to rezone land WITHOUT A PLANNED DEVELOPMENT REVIEW. The American Planning Association does not promote this type of process. It is not beneficial to quality development. The city's justification that it is easier for banks is a bold face lie. Homeowners have learned that by allowing rezoning without a planned development review, the city is exposing itself to legal action. - - - A group is speaking with legal counsel at this time. - - - Wal-Mart has been looking in this area. They wanted to build near the post office and withdrew because of the public outcry. They want to come back, but incognito. The city of Murfreesboro are more than willing to accommodate. The city officials do not care how it will impact the homes. They don't live here. If fact, Mayor Bragg lives in River Bend. When they were building the condos at the entrance, he made sure that the subdivision saw the development prior to zoning/building. Hum - do as I say, not as I do. HYPOCRACY!
Write an editorial instead of your own paper if you think your statements are true.
Wow! The impact on traffic would be worse with a "big box" than with the high density apts. that I envisioned.