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Donelson Business News - April 2016

Metro has expanded the Blighted Properties Small Business Incentive Program.  There are two programs – Fast Growing Business Employment Incentive and Property Investment Incentive.  These apply to a small corner portion of District 15 south of I-40 along Murfreesboro Pike.  If you are a business owner in this area or know someone who is, please contact me.  See below for more information and eligibility.  The link to apply is here.

Nashville Small Business Development Incentives 2016

Nashville Small Business Development Incentives 2016

Nashville will be the home of a new Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum opening in 2017 at Opry Mills.  Read more about it in this article from Music Row Magazine.

Metro’s Planning Department has a great Parcel Viewer website as well as a Development Tracker website where you can view current ownership and zoning information and track developments as they move through the process.  I have a few rezoning processes happening.  They are:

  • 1620 and 1634 Lebanon Pike – We’re changing their zoning from CL to CS-A, which allows the owner a bit more flexibility in use of the property.  They don’t intend to redevelop.  It will likely be an Enterprise Truck Rental business once the zoning approval is complete.  No neighborhoods are impacted by this.
  • 720, 724 and 728 Ermac Drive.  This was already zoned to ORI some hears ago to permit a Candlewood Suites Hotel.  This is request to revise the preliminary plan for the Planned Unit Development.  It is scheduled to be heard at the Planning Commission on April 28th.  This project has my support and is a good development adding to the hotel options in the Century City area.
  • 2535 Perimeter Place.  This already passed Planning Commission and is headed to Council.  This is also a good development in the Century City area adding to the hotel options in the area.
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