A rezoning of land in Thompson’s Station that the Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved in January has residents, especially those who live near the land, concerned about how it will affect the community.
The rezoning passed 4-1 with Alderman Graham Shepard the dissenting vote, changing the 1,229 acres between West Harpeth Road and Coleman Road to a Transect Community and the 732 acres south of West Harpeth Road and north of state Route 840 to a T2 Rural zone
The request to rezone came from the developers of Two Farms at Thompson’s Station, which is a plan to create a mixed-use golf community.
Here are early renderings of the plans, click to enlarge:
Beacon Development represents the plan, which has yet to be put to the Planning Commission however an agenda for the March 23 meeting has not yet been made public. The Planning Commission did update its growth plan for the land.
Residents took up almost two and a half hours with public comment, voicing concerns with traffic, safety, the environmental impact and urban overdevelopment.
30 citizens spoke, almost all expressing some level of concern and wariness about the Two Farms development.
Town Administrator Joe Cosentini noted that the plan is not yet approved, and still has to go through the normal vetting process that would address many of these concerns.
Shepard said that he did not understand the zoning request at first, which is why he voted against it. He said that he believes the developer is capable of doing impressive things that other developers are not willing to do.
The approval came with some contingencies put in by the board:
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