Planning Commission sets timeline for May Town vote

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 5:19pm

The Planning Commission will have a special meeting on May 28 to begin considering, again, the proposed May Town Center development.

The Commission said the meeting would be continued to June 25, at which time a vote by could finally take place.

The meeting is being extended to give the public an opportunity to comment on the economic impact study, which won’t be released until June 1. A traffic study was released last week, but commissioners said they wanted to see results of the economic impact study by University of Tennessee economics professor Dr. Bill Fox before considering the May Town Center proposal.

The $4 billion development would bring mixed-use business park, residential and retail space to rural Bells Bend. The development has received strong resistance from Bells Bend residents, who want to preserve the rural character of Bells Bend.

The development still would need approval by Metro Council before it received the green light.


2 Comments on this post:

By: Kosh III on 5/21/09 at 6:42

No to MTC.

By: grapa on 5/21/09 at 9:51

It is amazing when this topic has been discussed for 2 years and the same questions and blank statements continue to be made. It is a basic error of not being informed, not being educated on facts.

In this instance it amazes me that Nate Rau continues to error in the same way or refuses to recognize all sides in an issue of this size. He does not report the full story.

The MAJORITY of those voicing opinions on May Town Center who actually live IN Bells Bend ARE SUPPORTING May Town Center. The Facts to support this is public news.

Why he stresses the opposition to May Town Center in his articles is biased. That is exactly what he is doing when he maked inflammatory statements at the end of each of his articles.

The majority of the residents actually living in the Bells Bend neighborhood are in SUPPORT of May Town Center.