Friday, February 15 2013 1:02 PM EST2013-02-15 18:02:57 GMT
A bold plan for downtown Brentwood would completely change the look of a busy part of town. Developers say it's badly needed, but those against it say it's just going to add more traffic to an alreadyMore >>
A bold plan for downtown Brentwood would completely change the look of a busy part of town.More >>
Monday, February 11 2013 9:38 AM EST2013-02-11 14:38:28 GMT
There's a plan on the table in Brentwood that could bring a true "downtown" feeling. Some city leaders are backing a re-zoning scheme that would mean $200 million mixed-use projects. But some neighborsMore >>
There's a plan on the table in Brentwood that could bring a true "downtown" feeling.More >>
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
The opposition mounts against a proposed development plan for downtown Brentwood.
The development would include retail, condos and restaurants in one of the busiest of town.
But an opposition group it will have a negative impact on the city
On Sunday at the Preserve Brentwood community action meeting some know each other, others were total strangers. But they were all concerned about the future of 17 acres, near the corner of Franklin Road and Maryland Farms.
"This is a monstrosity," Brentwood resident Elizabeth Knizley said. "This is not what Brentwood is, and not what Brentwood needs.
The roughly 900,000 square-foot project is expected to include retail, residential, restaurants, a hotel and movie theater.
Krystal Roark is one of many who attended the informational meeting about slated growth Sunday. She says it will have an effect on the entire community.
"This kind of new rezoning and commercial scale will have even more of an impact with our traffic," Roark said. "So that's why it affects me as well as the people that live in Brentwood south."
But project architect Michael Hindman disagrees.
"After the improvement of the intersections, some of the intersections would perform better after the development then they do right now," Hindman said.
Hindman adds under the city's zoning code condominiums must be part of the deal. He says the development will actually bring about $1.8 million a year to the city of Brentwood.
"We'd have a very positive impact on the schools because we'd be pumping a lot more money into the schools than the few students in the development," Hindman said.
Still members of Preserve Brentwood don't believe the project would have a positive impact. Concerns they plan to share will city leaders at Monday's commission meeting.
"We're not a group that's against development we are just for wise development," Gerald Witcher with Preserve Brentwood said.
Brentwood city leaders are set to vote on the Streets of Brentwood project Feb. 25.
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-06-19 01:47:49 GMT
Jackson Police Chief Rebecca Coleman has turned in her resignation to Mayor Harvey Johnson and will retire from the police force in a matter of days. Chief Coleman, who has served with the Jackson PoliceMore >>
Jackson Police Chief Rebecca Coleman has turned in her resignation to Mayor Harvey Johnson and will retire from the police force in a matter of days.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:31 PM EDT2013-06-18 23:31:40 GMT
Ridgeland police officers and Madison County sheriff's deputies have surrounded a house on Bryceland Drive in Ridgeland. Lt. John Neil with the Ridgeland Police Department says a resident called policeMore >>
Ridgeland Chief of Police Jimmy Houston said the standoff in Ridgeland is resolved.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:00 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:00:46 GMT
There is no such thing as sacred ground for some thieves. Two men rob at least four people at a Jackson church. Officer Colendula Green tells us around 6:22 Monday evening the group was standing outsideMore >>
There is no such thing as sacred ground for some thieves. Two men robbed at least four people at a Jackson church Monday night.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 9:37 PM EDT2013-06-18 01:37:58 GMT
An accident that occurred around 3 p.m. Saturday on I-20 W. resulted in at least one fatality. The accident happened between Bovina and Flowers. A bystander told WLBT/WDBD the multi-vehicle accidentMore >>
A second person has died from a multiple-vehicle crash on Interstate 20 in Warren County Saturday.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 1:11 AM EDT2013-06-18 05:11:50 GMT
A two-vehicle accident at the Highway 18 and Springridge Road intersection Saturday, resulted in at least one death. A one-and-a-half year-old died in the accident, according to Hinds County Coroner SharonMore >>
A two-vehicle accident at the Highway 18 and Springridge Road intersection Saturday evening resulted in the death of a toddler. Officials have made an arrest in the death.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 3:26 PM EDT2013-06-17 19:26:53 GMT
Jackson police are investigating what they believe to be a murder-suicide in south Jackson Monday morning. Few details are being released at this time, but Officer Colendula Green confirms one maleMore >>
Jackson police are investigating what they believe to be a murder-suicide in south Jackson and have identified both victims. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeMore >>
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 9:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 01:59:19 GMT
LYNCHBURG, VA (RNN) – Kimberly Burke is used to capturing emotion. As a wedding photographer, she has an eye for tender moments, like the photo she snapped of a Marine and his bride praying that has goneMore >>
A quiet moment captured before a couple wed has brought collective "awws" by millions on the internet.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:49 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:49:53 GMT
Simpson County Sheriff's deputies are looking for two inmates who walked off a work detail crew early Monday morning. According to Simpson County Sheriff Kenneth Lewis, Simpson County Adult Detention CenterMore >>
Two Simpson County inmates who walked off a work detail site Monday morning have been recaptured.More >>
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