M'boro Planning Commission approves Buc-ee's right-of-way abandonments

The aerial map highlights the sections of Elam Road belonging to the city of Murfreesboro as well as the Tennessee Department of Transportation that were approved for right-of-way abandonment and by the city’s planning commission.

In a meeting that lasted just 10 minutes, the Murfreesboro Planning Commission approved last Wednesday the right-of-way abandonments for a Buc-ee’s convenience store.

The commission’s first meeting of the year included one scheduled public hearing for the Buc-ee’s, which had no speakers.

Project Planner Marina Rush said the right-of-way abandonment would include a 1,250 linear-foot section of Elam Road near Joe B. Jackson Parkway and Interstate 24. Another 1,100 linear-foot stretch of the city’s interest in the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s right-of-way was also included in the mandatory referral.

“The purpose of the abandonment is to allow for the relocation of Elam Road, so there will be a relocation to the west of this site,” said Rush.

This abandonment will also help the development of roughly 76,000 square-foot Buc-ee’s, according to plan documents.

Two mandatory referrals for abandonment of drainage easements, presented by Project Planner Amelia Kerr, were also unanimously approved.

Kerr said the first abandonment involved a section of a drainage easement located on the Blackman Meadows and Oakton subdivision properties.

The second request, an abandonment and relocation request, includes a 20-foot drainage easement along Blue Heron Drive for the River’s Edge subdivision.

All three items will be passed on to the city council for approval.

The planning commission’s next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 1 p.m.

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