Big Green Hills development put on hold

Friday, July 31, 2009 at 2:13am

Fiveash Development has asked the Planning Commission to indefinitely defer the proposed Valerie Crossings development for Green Hills.

The proposal would have brought about 270 multi-family units to Abbott Martin Road. It was already scaled back after it received significant opposition from neighbors, who worried about the traffic and infrastructure impact of the project.

Planning Director Rick Bernhardt pointed to Valerie Crossings as an infill development, which was in line with what Council members and some Planning Commission members said the city should pursue instead of developing rural areas like Bells Bend.

Bernhardt pointed out the existing infrastructure was mostly in place, yet still the project faced significant opposition.

5 Comments on this post:

By: global_citizen on 7/31/09 at 6:31

Of all the places city planners might look to "in fill", I'd suggest looking somewhere else. Green Hills is already too dense with too much traffic.

The idea of infill is not to make a neighborhood burst at the seams, as Green Hills is already doing, but to utilize unused space within urban areas rather than expanding development to outlying areas.

By: JohnGalt on 7/31/09 at 10:06

So, somewhere on Abbott-Martin road there was to be a large multi-family development.

For some reason Mr. Rau overlooked adding the actual address to his story. Must not have been in the press release.

By: crosscreekresident on 7/31/09 at 10:20

The development is proposed to be at Cross Creek Rd and Abbott Martin. Traffic is already a nightmare without an extra 200 plus rental units. I am a long term resident of this area and I am opposed to that many rental units in this area.

By: townsend on 7/31/09 at 2:31

Green Hills needs a transportation fix before much more development occurs.

The Nashville - Franklin corridor needs a transportation fix before much more development occurs.

NOW is the time to build a light-rail line along this corridor, with a stop at The Mall at Green Hills or its immediate vicinity. There should be no more road-widening until another transportation element is in place and in use -- there's no more room for additional road lanes in the areas most needing them, unless you start tearing down businesses. And that kinda defeats the purpose, doesn't it?

By: tcpwd on 7/31/09 at 4:58

Too bad. This was a thoughtfully designed development that would have added a beautiful park to the neighborhood. Not all residents opposed this development.