Local residents will have their first chance to address Murfreesboro officials on the retail and condominium development proposed for the corner of West Main and South Front streets Wednesday.
A public hearing before the Murfreesboro Planning Commission on the proposed 315 West Main development is slated for Nov 7 at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of the first floor of Murfreesboro City Hall at 111 W. Vine St.
California-based Majestic Development is asking the city to rezone the half-acre site from central business district to a planned unit development to allow for the construction of an 80-foot, six-story structure that will contain nearly 9,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor and 46-dwelling units on the remaining floors.
Downtown residents and business owners who have attended neighborhood meetings on the project have expressed concerns over the modern design of the building.
Most, however, seem to like the concept of bringing more high-end retail and living space downtown.
As currently proposed, condominium units would be one to two bedrooms and range in size from 685 square feet to 1,540 feet. Amenities include individual balconies, a roof top terrace and a three-story, above and below grade parking garage.
The condominiums will be marketed to young professionals who are looking to live in an urban setting. Units are expected to be higher per square foot than any other property in Murfreesboro.
Other public hearings on the agenda include:
• An annexation request for approximately 63.23 acres along the east side of Shelbyville Highway, M & W Murfreesboro Joint Venture applicant.
• A zoning request [2007-420] for approximately 25.9 acres along County Farm Road and Shelbyville Highway to be rezoned from RS-15 to a planning commercial development and 3.09 acres to be zoned PCD simultaneous with annexation for a “big box” retail development, M & W Murfreesboro Joint Venture applicant.