March 31, 2008

A new neighborhood for Thompson's Station?

THOMPSON'S STATION — A proposed neighborhood that would link rural Dean Road with Heritage Commons via a new bridge that would go over the CSX railroad tracks was approved by the town Planning Commission last week.
Commission member Millie Halvorson cast the lone vote against River Ridge Farms, though she was not the only member to share concerns. The new development would have 252 lots on just under 227 acres.
Halvorson said she worries about the traffic the development would add around the Heritage Elementary and Middle schools campus.
Commissioner Nina Cooper added an additional concern. "I just feel like these country roads can't handle a lot of construction traffic," she said.
Builders would access the site from Evergreen Road and Dean Road in the first phase of the project, representatives from Cornerstone Development said. This phase will include creating the railroad overpass and the new road,
That phase would take about six months to complete. Afterward, construction traffic would be routed from Highway 31 through Heritage Commons on Trader's Way.
Halvorson said she feared that people would use Thompson's Ridge Road instead, which fronts the campus, because it has a traffic signal at Highway 31.
The site plan and request for residential zoning must be OK'd by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, which meets at 7 p.m. April 8 at the community center, 1555 Thompson Station Road W.


Anonymous said...

Its a cluster development at the end of a farm road. Its wrong for Thompsons Station, unless you like Spring Hill...this one is dead on arrival.

Anonymous said...

Wow thompson's station finally buckled. Must have been too much losing the wal-mart revenue.