The City of Columbia has been awarded a GM on Main Street grant for their Columbia Infrastructure and Greenspace Improvement project, which will create a safer, more pedestrian-friendly downtown district through infrastructure and greenspace improvements.
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The GNRC held its Annual Partnership Luncheon on September 20th, bringing together Middle Tennessee's mayors, elected and state leaders, and community partners to commemorate a year of outstanding accomplishments. This year's event featu...
Rutherford County will gain a $20.3 million solid waste transfer station to drop off collected waste before hauling it out, officials recently decided.
Some cities are made for walking, but Nashville and Memphis aren't, according to a recent pedestrian safety study.
Applications are being accepted from member jurisdictions and transportation agencies located within Davidson, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson counties. Eligible projects include ITS, electrification upgrades, vehicle to vehic...
Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce announced the Department’s EDA is awarding a $2M grant to the Greater Nashville Regional Council to capitalize and administer a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) serving small businesses in counties throughout Middle Tennessee.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A number of laws passed by the Tennessee General Assembly will take effect starting Saturday, July 1. Here are some of those laws compiled by News 2.
This law generally incre...
The mayoral forum on July 11th will kick off early voting and focus on how the mayoral candidates will address transportation issues in their term.
A recent survey ranked Nashville's bus and train system among the least used among the biggest cities in the country. On the heels of that survey, CM Angie Henderson noticed how few bus stops have shelters.
Murfreesboro residents could pay $9.50 for monthly trash hauling per cart by July if elected officials agree to $2 increase. Commercial property owners may see a $5 monthly increase for a new bill of $35 per trash cart by July.
Nashville Mayor John Cooper wants to spend $15 million accelerating the creation of a rapid-transit route connecting downtown and Nashville International Airport.
Justin Jones returns to state legislature after unanimous Nashville Council appointment
The Tennessee Dept of Transportation, the Tennessee Dept of Health, and the U.S. Department of Transportation have all announced grant programs to support investments in local communities.
President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides nearly 83% more competitive funding over five years for transit on Indian Lands and Alaska Native villages.
The proposal, which still must clear the House, includes a public-private partnership plan to create toll lanes, which the Lee administration calls "choice lanes."
The Transit Alliance has launched a series of community listening sessions, Transit Together, partnering with existing nonprofits like Urban Housing Solutions, Civic Design Center, Walk Bike Nashville, Great Nashville Realtors and others.
GNRC is seeking public review and comment on Amendments to the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) – The TIP is a short-range program of grants made available to roadway and transit projects across the Nashville metropolitan area.
No lawmaker is denying it – Tennessee is seeing unprecedented growth.“If we keep growing in the way we’re growing right now, we’re going to be totally bottlenecked and gridlocked in 10 years,” Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson said.
Sen. Heidi Campbell is one of many lawmakers across the state who’s been pushing for more passenger rail services to come to Tennessee.
A Tennessee Department of Transportation official says commuter rail service from Memphis to Ford's BlueOval City campus a possibility.
Industry experts, activists and Metro councilmembers alike have noticed that a new plan to replace the Broadway viaduct doesn’t look new at all.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) reveals it takes an average of 15 years to finish a road project. Both state leaders and TDOT said that the wait time is unacceptable.
GNRC is seeking public review and comments the FY2023-26 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) – The TIP is a short-range program of grants made available to roadway and transit projects across the Nashville metropolitan area.
Metro Nashville Planning Commission unanimously adopted staff's 136-page Imagine East Bank vision plan to expand downtown across the river in a cheerful Thursday afternoon special meeting.
Anyone who lives in Nashville can tell you how hard it is to get around town without a car. But, trying to bike to work or school can be dangerous or downright impossible in the city.
Driving through Nashville’s East Bank area, just across the river from downtown, can feel like a maze and a mess. Sprawling parking lots for Nissan Stadium, smoke in the air from a scrapyard incinerator and little in the form of pedestrian amenities.
It's a massive undertaking that will affect drivers near the Nashville airport for years: The TDOT is moving Donelson Pike. By 2027, a brand new interchange will get drivers smoothly into Nashville International Airport from the east.
On this episode of MorningLine, Nick Beres talks with Michelle Lacewell and Sara Fowler from the Greater Nashville Regional Council about the services that GNRC provides for senior citizens and their caregivers in our area.
Gallatin Senior Citizen Center was recently awarded an $8,000 grant provided by the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability.
Recent data shows that Middle Tennessee counties are among those with more than a 25% growth across the state since 2010.
The first draft of "Imagine East Bank: A Vision Plan for Nashville's Next Great Neighborhoods" paints a picture of a future downtown riverfront brimming with dazzling luxury towers, park plazas and clusters of restaurants and shops.
City planners want to redevelop hundreds of acres along the East Bank and Cumberland River to become the biggest redevelopment project in Nashville's history.
Growth trends continue to be a big topic in Maury County, and the latest is bringing more residential, commercial and industrial projects to two key areas with remaining acreage. There is a growing need to address traffic issues and infrastructure.
The TN Dept of Economic & Community Development (ECD) has announced that Round 2 of Site Development Grant applications is now open. This grant program is designed to help Tennessee communities attract industrial development by increasing the marketab...
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WeGo Transit riders can now weigh in on proposed changes to the service in Nashville. The public comment period will run from July 12 through August 2. There will be six public meetings about the proposals.
New efforts are underway to make some roadways safer for pedestrians. Metro Council approved a resolution accepting a grant to make improvements in four areas in Nashville. The resolution means more than $1 million will go toward making improvements.
A series of public meetings begin this week for citizens to provide input on a Dickson County comprehensive growth plan. Local municipalities taking part in the growth plan are the City of Dickson, Burns and White Bluff.
Drivers in the Volunteer State can now report potholes and other maintenance issues directly to the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT).
A recent study ranked Nashville as the fourth worst city for bicycling in the United States.
Middle Tennessee is an area that is constantly growing and according to the United States Census Bureau, one city in the region was among the top for population growth — and it's not Nashville.
The Nashville Department of Transportation wants you to weigh in on ways to make traffic a little easier to manage downtown including some of Metro Center, East Bank, North Nashville and The Gulch.
New data estimates from state researchers show more people are moving out of Nashville-Davidson County than are moving in. The data shows around 14,000 fewer people moved into Davidson County than moved out.
PlanRutherford announced today the scheduling of 4 meetings dealing with the county’s continued growth. The series of meetings will provide the framework for development in unincorporated Rutherford County
Nashville is headed in the wrong direction, according to 53% of those surveyed said the city is off track.
Rep. Jim Cooper, D-TN announced Friday that Tennessee will receive nearly $140 million in additional funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to provide more transportation options, ease congestion and reduce carbon pollution across the state.
A preservation fund and building campaign focused on raising $350,000 over the next 18 months for the Promise Land Historic Site was recently announced by Serina Gilbert, chair of the Promise Land Heritage Association board.
According to a new report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, housing is “unaffordable” in most Middle Tennessee counties. “Home prices in Nashville have gone up 24% over the past year, and that’s one of the highest in the nation.”
A resolution regarding outside trash entering the Rutherford County landfill was introduced Thursday. The bill will prohibit the acceptance of trash from outside counties, including Davidson County.
On 65 acres of mostly undeveloped land off West Trinity Lane sits the future of North Nashville. After years of little to no movement, the wheels are turning on what will be a $2.5 billion development.
An interactive theme park with attractions inspired by stories and books is coming to Middle Tennessee. Hendersonville is one of three locations for the park to possibly lay down roots. Wilson County is also being considered.
WeGo Public Transit officially opens the Hillsboro Transit Center. It features covered bus bays, ticket machines, real-time bus info, a climate-controlled waiting room, phone charging stations, Wi-Fi, ticket vending machines, and more.
New analysis from the University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK) shows the state could grow by nearly 1 million people over the next 20 years with the population reaching 7.87 million by 2040.
“The state legislature gave a special authority to the cities and the counties to have control over their own land use planning, and the city wants to exercise that authority that they were given 30 plus years ago” said Elizabeth Murphy, a consultant.
As gas prices rise some people are ditching their cars opting for a bus instead.
GNRC has scheduled a public hearing to present a draft of the federally required Area Plan on Aging and Disability to community members, elected officials, and regional stakeholders on March 8 and March 16, 2022. Share your issues and concerns w...
Iron Galaxy Studios, LLC announced Wednesday an investment of $950,000 to establish a new video game development studio in Nashville.
Nashville's transportation department has released a five-year plan to improve the city's bikeways and sidewalks.
In Tennessee, folks are pushing for Amtrak to expand to other destinations in the state. “Amtrak wants to be in Tennessee and they’re open to any and all routes as long as they make sense,” said Rep. John Ray Clemmons (D-Nashville).
Chick-fil-A is bringing its fourth U.S. distribution center to Tennessee. The company selected Antioch as the location for the new facility that's expected to begin operations later this year. It will create 45 new jobs over the next five years.
Stacker compiled a list of the fastest-growing cities in Tennessee using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Cities are ranked by the highest population growth from 2010 to 2020.
WeGo Public Transit is launching a new way for people to pay for public transportation. It's a tech upgrade that lets people pay for fares using re-loadable cards and a smartphone app. The change is meant to make things more convenient for people.
GBT Realty Corporation will build Eden House, a luxury for-sale condominium building 16-stories high with 111 units and retail space on the ground floor similar to what can be experienced at the Vertis next door. Completion in 2023.
PennyMac Financial Services, a consumer direct lending business, will invest $3.9 million to create a new mortgage origination center in Franklin. The expansion will bring more than 300 new jobs.
The Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency needs volunteers for its upcoming Long-Term Care Ombudsman program volunteer training certification in Sumner County.
Fiberon officials announced today the company will establish new manufacturing and distribution operations in Columbia, Tennessee. Fiberon, a subsidiary of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc., will create 310 new jobs over the next five years.
A direct connecting route from Highway 96 to Interstate 840 in Dickson, a topic that’s been discussed for a decade, is still being studied by state officials and a preliminary plan exists, according to the county mayor.
Mayor John Cooper's senior adviser for transportation and infrastructure Faye DiMassimo is leaving Nashville to move back to her home city of Savannah, Cooper confirmed Tuesday. DiMassimo has steered Nashville since her appointment in October 2019.
Nashville's new traffic management center will be entirely funded by a federal grant, Mayor John Cooper announced Thursday. The state awarded the $3.65 million grant with no local match required. Metro Council must approve the grant.
Nashville's curbside recycling pickup services will resume Feb. 1, Mayor John Cooper announced Tuesday.
The Nashville Department of Transportation and Multimodal Infrastructure and the mayor's office released the first draft of the city’s Vision Zero Action Plan. Residents can provide feedback up until Feb. 4.
Tennessee will soon receive $302 million in funding from the Department of Transportation to repair, upgrade, protect and construct bridges across the state.
REI, the specialty outdoor retailer headquartered near Seattle, will establish a new distribution center in Lebanon. The move by the nation's largest consumer co-op will create more than 280 jobs.
For Davidson County residents renewing their vehicle registration, the days of waiting in line for emissions testing will soon be over. The county will discontinue emission testing requirements as of Feb. 4 after a unanimous Metro Council vote Tuesday.
Mayor John Cooper on Monday announced the hiring of a director of housing as part of city efforts to solidify Nashville's approach to housing policy. Angela Hubbard will take the reins of the newly formed Housing Division on Jan. 3.
As of Tuesday, Nashville is temporarily halting curbside recycling service during the season that people produce the most trash — think extra cardboard boxes — is not something city officials take lightly.
The Des Moines-based supermarket chain, Hy-Vee, intends to expand into four new states and build its third distribution center in Nashville, opening more than 20 new stores in the next four years.
Brentwood's newest city playground is ready to take shape at Granny White Park. Miles Together Playground, a play space designed for children of all physical & intellectual disabilities, will begin construction in early 2022 to open that summer.
The city of Murfreesboro announced on Thursday that Legacy Sports Tennessee will construct a multi-use sports and entertainment facility that will bring jobs and ongoing tourism dollars. Legacy Sports Tennessee is slated to open in 2024.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the expansion of a partnership to improve access to affordable housing and the services that make community living possible.
DPR Construction in partnership with Facebook has launched a workforce development program, Hardhat in Hand, at the Gallatin Data Center.
The future of Second Avenue will feature a life-size mural of the street's historic buildings, expanded sidewalks and a restored tree canopy. Nashville Mayor John Cooper revealed details of the first phase of Second Avenue's reconstruction Wednesday.
Gallatin is seeking a grant to build a portion of greenway that will eventually connect the city with Hendersonville. The Gallatin City Council approved a resolution in support of applying for a grant from the TDOT's Transportation Alternatives Program.
Work is expected to start in December on a new 189,350 square foot building for a luxury motor coach services company in Lebanon that will create 70 jobs paying an average of $72,400 annually.
The Nashville Department of Transportation plans to resurface Jefferson Street from 12th Avenue North to Rosa L. Boulevard starting this week. They will begin casting adjustments, milling the following week, and then the start of the repaving.
Construction projects and developments are popping up across Nolensville, and Mayor Derek Adams has plans to continue expanding. At Thursday night’s commission meeting, several residents publicly addressed issues the development could cause.
Tyler Cauble of Hamilton Development, along with local investor Bruce McNeilage, just announced Solo North, a condo project featuring more than 60 units in Buena Vista. Homes will range from 625 to 900 square feet. The project is deemed “affordable,”
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Jackson Farm is the name submitted on the preliminary master plan for the development on just under 140 acres off both sides of Bill Moss Road and just east of Interstate 65. The name is pending, according to Koby DuMont of Safe Harbor Development.
State officials and Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) on Wednesday formally announced the company's planned 1 million-square-foot distribution facility in Clarksville employing 500 full-time workers.
A plan to build 205 single-family homes and 87 townhomes in Millersville with a commercial piece has been submitted to the city.
Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Office of Mobility and Accessible Transportation is seeking participants for a focus group that will assist in refining the goals and objectives for the Office’s Strategic Plan for access to transpor...
Murfreesboro officials want to discover if trash can viably be converted to energy instead of dumped at Middle Point Landfill.
The industrial park that sits on property once part of the original Nashville Superspeedway will grow. Panatonni Development Company bought about 378 more acres from two owners for its development named Speedway Industrial Park.
According to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, there have been 620 deaths in the first half of 2021. In the first six months of 2020 there were 492 deaths and there were 500 during the same period in 2019.
Japanese-owned spring manufacturer Advanex Americas is making a $17 million investment in Robertson County, relocating the company's headquarters and manufacturing operations from California to White House.
From a lawsuit over the rejected expansion of a landfill in Nashville to the protracted political battle over closing the landfill in Murfreesboro, the urgency of Middle Tennessee’s trash crisis has increased in intensity in recent months.
Fund prioritizes direct relief to women, veterans, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, and includes $9.5 billion in set-asides for ...
Tennessee is cheering on Amtrak's ambitious U.S. expansion plan and pledging to partner on new passenger train routes across the state.
The update allocates more than $10.5 billion in anticipated federal grants and matching funds to Middle Tennessee projects between 2021 and 2045.
On February 17, mayors and tra...
GNRC staff is continuing to work remotely, however, due to weather our office is closed. Those looking for information about Aging and Disability Services can call our Helpline at 615-255-1010 or 866-836-6678.
A recording of the presentation from the Feb. 4 Public Workshop is now available. Members of the public are encouraged to review and provide feedback. Follow up small group sessions have been scheduled for additional conversations to gather feedback.
Regional Transportation Plan Released for Public Review, Adoption Hearing Set
Area residents and businesses encouraged to provide feedback on proposed transportation investments
A state review board is scheduled to vote this week to determine if the Lonesome Historic Site in Burns will be considered for the National Register of Historic Places.
There was compromise and civil discourse among Hendersonville’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen as discussions got underway last week on the creation of a new Chief of Operations for the city.
Nashville International Airport is in the midst of a feverish construction schedule, readying itself to host its largest crowds ever -- even as traffic has crashed to all-time lows.
A group of 21 Nashville affordable housing leaders and advocates will convene later this month to begin preparing recommendations for next year's budget, at the mayor's request.
Amazon will infuse more than $2 billion into the three communities hosting its new headquarters locations to develop affordable housing, company officials announced Wednesday.
Second Avenue will remain closed indefinitely after the devastating Christmas morning bombing as city officials continue to comb through the rubble, assessing damage and looking for more evidence.
Nashville officially has a plan to upgrade its bus system, extend sidewalks, repair streets and add modern technologies to improve traffic flow. Now the city just needs to find $1.6 billion to pay for it over the next decade or so.
Nashville Mayor John Cooper's proposed vision for the city's transportation networks into 2030 and beyond was dismantled by council members ahead of a vote next week.
Greater Nashville Regional Council Announces 2020 Local Government Award Recipients for Excellence in Public Service
Today, the Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC) announced the recipients for its annual Local Government Awards. The award program rec...
Electrolux's nearly $300 million expansion of its Springfield cooking manufacturing facility, complete with a 60-foot-wide underground tunnel, new factory and warehouse, is slated to open late next year.
A plan to build 240 apartment units and 90 townhomes has been approved in White House, adding to the ongoing flurry of residential building projects taking place in and around the city.
The City of Dickson is closing the Dickson Senior Center again to “protect one of the most vulnerable populations." Dickson Mayor Don Weiss Jr. said the decision was made as COVID-19 cases have spiked in recent weeks in Dickson County.
Widening Interstate 40 and State Route 109 and a new traffic light system on West Main Street and U.S. 231 are among ongoing or planned road projects in Lebanon and eastern Wilson County.
The Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC) received $2.49 million from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) for CARES Act Recovery Assistance to lend to small businesses that have been adversely impacted b...
Tennessee Department of Transportation broke ground on Tuesday on the State Route 96 widening project, which will stretch from Arno Road to Wilson Pike.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Nashville is going green with a new ordinance that updates building codes and energy standards.
Mayor Cooper signed the legislation, BL2020-458, which updates standards that previously relied on models ...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Bridge repairs will prompt a closure of I-65 in Nashville this weekend.
The project at I-65 at Wedgewood Avenue will close the interchange between I-440 and I-40 (downtown loop) in both directions beginning at 8 p.m. tonight th...
SmileDirectClub will invest $34 million into a new manufacturing facility in Columbia, bringing 600 new jobs to the area. The new plant will allow the oral care company to expand its manufacturing capabilities for its clear aligners.
Gov. Lee Announces Expanded Small Business Relief; New Relief Programs for Agriculture, Tourism, and Workforce Development
Nashville, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group announced today new and expa...
Amazon will lease buildings in Wilson and Rutherford counties that will be used as delivery stations, which the company expects to create “hundreds of full-time and part-time jobs."
Construction is underway on an $800 million Facebook data center northeast of Nashville that will take up to three years to build and cover nearly 1 million square feet. The center will create 100 high-paying jobs.
A Metro Nashville committee charged with distributing $121 million in federal funds made rent and mortgage assistance one of its first orders of business.
Nashville Public Works employees will take over more trash routes starting this week as complaints of inconsistent pickup by the city's contractor intensify.
The city’s vision to create its own bustling downtown square is prepping to enter its first phase of development, now known as Kedron Square. The sprawling multi-use development has an estimated 10-year construction timeline.
Metro Nashville Public Schools Director Adrienne Battle is expected to announce today that all students will start the academic year remotely as coronavirus cases continue to mount.
Metro Councilmembers passed an ordinance overnight that allows businesses to be run out of homes with some restrictions. The ordinance, BL2019-48, lifts regulations on home-based businesses and defines a home business.
A free webinar provides a lot of information about recycling in Nashville. "The biggest takeaway is when in doubt, throw it out," said Waste Reduction Program Specialist Jenn Harrman, who leads the Public Works webinar.
Mayor John Cooper announced Nashville will move back into a modified version of Phase Two of the city’s road to reopening plan. “Beginning Friday, July 3rd, and for the next several weeks at least, Nashville will revert to a ‘Phase 2 with modifications’
Good news for some 100,000 drivers that commute on Interstate 440 every day. Construction is finally complete. Although it seemed like a lengthy project, they are actually a month ahead of schedule.
June 15 is designated as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Most of us are aware of child and domestic abuse, but did you know that elder abuse and exploitation is a growing and under-reported problem? The shocking truth is that in the majority of elder abu...
Mayor Perry Keenan of Pleasant View has announced that he will not be running for a third term as Pleasant View Mayor.
Our region is recognized for our economic vitality and quality of life. Nashville Region’s Vital Signs is a collaborative process led by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce that allows us to identify what’s working and forecast emer...
The city of Murfreesboro has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to keep Rover buses rolling as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
The largest insurer in the state will make telehealth services a permanent part of their coverage. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is the first insurance company in the state to make the switch.
Grant applications are now being accepted online!
We are ready and available to answer any questions you may have, and to help assist applicants in writing the Arts Build Communities grant applica...
By now, households across the U.S. should have received an invitation in the mail to complete the 2020 census. April 1 is Census Day -- a day meant to remind people to fill out their census as soon as possible. Go to www.2020census.gov
ARTS BUILD COMMUNITIES (ABC) GRANT APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
The ABC grant program is designed to provide support for arts projects that broaden access to art experiences, and enhance our communities through cultural art. The Greater Nashville Regional Council...
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The Williamson County Regional Planning Commission voted, 9-2, to approve the Williamson 2040 Land Use Plan, following nearly two hours of public comments.
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In his state of the city report, Mayor Jason Cole said more than 500 new jobs have been created in the past year. The city's growing white-collar jobs blend well with the established blue-collar workforce, officials said.
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Tennessee Department of Transportation officials said a lot of progress has been made in the year since crews broke ground on the massive I-440 construction project. It is scheduled to be completed in August, 2020
Nashville's job market is hotter than ever before, according to a new ranking released by Wall Street Journal that put Music City as the second-hottest job market in the Country. Nashville rose to the No. 2 spot from the year before.
The population in Nashville grew faster than any other region of the state that has made it one of America's fastest-growing cities since 2012. But, newcomers, drawn by a fast-growing job market, are increasingly settling just outside Davidson County.
Spirit Airlines announced Thursday afternoon it would move its operations control center to Williamson County. The company will make the move from Florida.
A new statewide housing market report underscores the increasing scarcity of affordable homes and apartments in Tennessee. Home prices grew 7.2%, compared to 5% nationwide.
Nashville-area median wages grew faster than all U.S. metros in the last quarter of 2019, beating out rising tech hubs Dallas, Austin and Miami, a PayScale.com survey found. The region saw 4.7% wage growth.
A farm off Old Smyrna Road could become Brentwood's next park. The land is at 9135 Old Smyrna Road. Brentwood city leaders in early February proposed acquiring approximately 52 acres of the property for a total of $5.2 million.
Really, it’s astounding to think about.
Every day, before the first rays of the sun tickle the eastern edges of the county, scores of trucks rumble to a start and fan across the county, dutifully picking up canfuls of refuse. On a rotating schedu...
Growth is gaining momentum, and as county Planning Director Mike Matteson says, the unincorporated county has reached "a fork in the road." In 2019, Williamson Co. saw the largest spike in new building permits in the unincorporated areas since the 1990s.
Downtown's long-awaited bike lane project is moving ahead, after facing nearly a year of delays. Construction has begun on a bike lane along Commerce Street, between Ninth and Second avenues.
The mayors of the Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC) today declared 2020 the Year of Transportation for the region, calling for a sense of urgency among fellow policymakers and the public to address traffic congestion and infrastructure challenges....
Wednesday morning, as Williamson County and city of Franklin leaders gathered for a meeting on land use, they heard a message contrary to the nervous narrative of 2019: a 150% population increase by 2040 is not inevitable.
City commissioners discussed at Monday’s meeting involved the upcoming repaving and re-striping of Granny White Pike, with the option of adding bike lanes.
The theme of Tuesday morning’s first Breakfast with the Mayors of 2020 could be boiled down to five words: growth, growth and more growth.
According to Chris Griffith, the executive director of the city's Public Works Division the Cherry Lane extension to I-840 is the most important project we have on the books now.
A report by a New York transit group shows that multiple factors contributed to the failure of Metro's transit plan in 2018. The report , conducted by TransitCenter, says, three main things contributed to the plan's failure.
The City of Gallatin has announced the next phase in creating a plan for the management of growth over the next 25 years. The final public exercise involves discussing potential scenarios of growth, and examining the impact on the city.
Can working with neighboring counties be the way forward for transit in Nashville? A recently published new study Moving Forward, a policy group founded by the Chamber of Commerce, suggests so.
Gallatin will receive nearly $100,000 from the state to help with economic development efforts at the city’s industrial park off Airport Road.
A pair of master mechanics in La Vergne's public works department saved the city more than $150,000 by becoming qualified to perform maintenance and repair on the La Vergne fire trucks.
Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson warned commissioners about the seriousness of future county overgrowth. The county is in the process of reviewing and updating its Land Use Plan for adoption this year.
The Lebanon City Council is considering tax relief for the local Kroger as it sets its sights on expansion. During the council's work session Thursday, members discussed the company's request from both the city and county for tax incentives.
Future rezoning of land in Dickson County for more densely-populated, urban-style residential areas will be discussed by county officials in the comings months with a focus on ensuring utilities can meet the demand.
The long-awaited Rucker Lane widening project should start this summer on the west side of Murfreesboro. The two-lane road currently has more than 300 houses along a portion of the route.
Just ahead of the launch of the annual Mayor's Fitness Challenge on Monday, the city of Spring Hill has been awarded a $3,000 grant from the Governor's Foundation for Health and Wellness (GFHW) for its strides in its Healthier Spring Hill initiative.
An increase in salary for the county’s classroom teachers could happen if the public votes to approve a sales tax increase of one-half cent at the March 3 primary election. That would bring the total of the sales tax to 9.75 percent.
ICYMI: Amazon.com's latest Nashville real-estate purchase is a 200,000-square-foot South Nashville warehouse at 2960 Armory Drive that has long been used for grocery operations.
The Mayor’s Office announced a series of public listening sessions scheduled throughout Nashville and Davidson County to gather community input on Metro’s transportation planning priorities.
Nashville developer SR Residential Partners paid $12 million cash on Dec. 11 for a 103-acre property from the TN Children's Home in Spring Hill. Maury County's population has grown 17% since 2010, to almost 100,000 residents.
According to the 2018-2070 projections released by the Boyd Center, Tennessee's population will grow from 6.77 million in 2018 to 7.84 million in 2040. By 2070, that number will swell to 9.35 million.
The area encompassing Music City, Franklin and Murfreesboro has landed on a list of the worst U.S. cities for drivers at number 39.
North Nashville will be the new location of a new development that includes apartments, townhouses, office and retail space, a development group announced Wednesday. It will be located along Trinity Lane near the intersection of I-24 and I-65
Amazon has bought land in Wilson County for an immense distribution hub that will more than double its regional footprint. The hulking facility would create about 1,200 jobs .
A recent study by Clever analyzed the 50 most populous U.S. metros based on their annual cost to commute by driving. Nashville drivers spend $7,774 annually to commute, according to the study. That's roughly 20% higher than the national average.
It’s almost time for Ashland City residents to elect a mayor and council representatives.Saturday's municipal election is days away and 259 voted early. That accounts for about 9% of the 2,853 active registered voters.
A proposal to implement a pilot program that would allow scooters in the Franklin city limits of Cool Springs got little to no traction after it was presented to aldermen during Tuesday’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen work session.
he TDOT has been awarded a $16.2 million grant for Buses and Bus Facilities by the U.S. Department of Transportation. TDOT applied for the grant on behalf of 10 transit agencies
In 2005, Congress passed what is called the REAL ID Act which requires that anyone who wants to use federal facilities, such as flying on a commercial airplane have a REAL ID by Oct. 2020. For more info go to tn.gov/tnrealid
Mitsubishi on Tuesday revealed the location of its permanent North American headquarters in Franklin, months after the Japanese automaker announced a move from California to Tennessee. The building is located at 4015 Aspen Grove Drive.
Lyft is removing its fleet of scooters from Nashville this month, the company confirmed Thursday night. In a statement, a Lyft spokesperson said the company would "end scooter operations" on Nov. 22.
many residents who have said traffic is their number one problem with Nashville. It’s no secret Nashville’s growth has clogged our interstates and streets.
Nashville’s construction boom isn’t only changing the city’s skyline: It’s snarling your commute.
A real estate transfer fee instead of another property tax hike ought be considered to fund road improvements, an official suggested Tuesday.
If you haven't recently been to a Driver Services Center (Tennessee's version of the DMV), chances are you'll be headed there soon, and state officials say you should prepare for a wait that could last several hours.
Rebuilding Together, a Nashville nonprofit affordable housing preservation organization, announced Wednesday that it will spend the next two years renovating aging homes and improving community areas in the Bordeaux enclave of North Nashville.
Mt. Juliet commissioners approved plans to build a 3.6 million square foot facility believed to be an Amazon fulfillment center on Monday.
The Gallatin Chamber of Commerce has announced the inaugural class of Leadership Gallatin. The new leadership development program will consist of 24 members.
Nashville leads the nation's 25 largest metros in hotel industry growth this year, according to global hospitality data analytics firm STR. All signs point to continued growth.
Meharry Medical College hosted the 33rd Middle Tennessee Geriatric Conference last week. Medical practitioners, researchers, hospital administrators, and representatives from several non-profits attended the conference.
Agero Clarksville's call center in the Clarksville-Montgomery County Corporate Business Park is adding 275 jobs, representing a 42% increase in the site's employment base, the company confirmed.
While admitting that Gallatin is growing too rapidly, Mayor Paige Brown said during her annual State of the City address that the city remains in an “extremely good” position.
After more than a dozen pedestrian deaths so far this year, the Metro Council is taking a new approach to try to increase the number of sidewalks in Davidson County.
Fall Open Enrollment is the time of year when you can change your Medicare coverage. You can:
Join a new Medicare Advantage Plan or stand-alone prescription drug plan (Part D) plan Switch between Original Medicare with or without a Part D plan and Medicare...
Belmont University will host one of the presidential debates ahead of the 2020 election, according to the Tennessean. Belmont will host the third and final debate on October 22, 2020 in the Curb Event Center.
Faye DiMassimo will join Cooper's staff as senior adviser of transportation and infrastructure.
A recent analysis breaks down the cost of living for the largest cities in the U.S. Nashville ranked #23 out of the 50 listed.
Big changes are now in effect to the WeGo Public Transit system to address the agency's $8.7-million budget shortfall. There's route changes, eliminations, and fare increases. Go to their website for more information http://ride.nashvillemta.org/
The Nashville rental market is the 8th-fastest growing in the U. S. among the nation's largest cities according to ApartmentList's October report. The rent in Music City is up 2. 7% compared to the national average of 11.3%.
Hundreds of business leaders gathered on Thursday morning to reflect on how to alter the march of the region's meteoric growth so that it benefits more people, at the annual Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce meeting.
From Fri, 9/27 at 9PM thru Mon, 9/30 at 5AM, I-24 will be CLOSED on the east side of the downtown loop from I-40 at the Silliman Evans Bridge to I-65 to repair bridge joints at the Woodland St, Main St, and Silliman Evans bridges. PLAN AHEAD.
On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, GNRC hosted their 52nd Annual Awards Luncheon at the Bluegrass Yacht and Country Club in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Each year GNRC honors its membership and community partners with two types of awards. Grand Awards, named...
A massive 3.6 million square foot industrial building proposed in Mt. Juliet with a code name Project Sam could bring more than 1,000 jobs, new details emerging through the approval process reveal.
Construction is expected to cause a lot of traffic trouble this weekend at the Interstate 65 and Interstate 440 interchange. The interchange is closing Friday at 9 p.m. The work will also close Franklin Pike from Berry Road to Woodmont Boulevard.
This program is funded through the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and marketing grants are open to members of the Middle Tennessee Tourism Council (MTTC). Scholarships grants are limited by membership level.
Money.com has published it's annual list of the Best Places to Live in America, and one Middle Tennessee city tops the list! This year Clarksville was named Money's Best Places to Live in America.
The WeGo Star has announced several upgrades to its commuter train service that brings people into downtown Nashville.
Williamson County’s economy has expanded rapidly over the last 10 years, and has also become a magnet for corporate headquarters. The unemployment rate is around 3.2 percent and a growing list of companies have followed Nissan to Cool Springs.
The Smyrna Town Council approved a proposed 308 apartment complex in the town's historic area of South Lowry Street. The development will attract people to living in downtown in the historic downtown, the Mayor Mary Esther Reed said.
Now is the time to let city leaders know if your neighborhood wishes to have a sidewalk connecting your community to the places like parks, schools and local retail areas. The deadline to submit ideas for sidewalk projects is Oct. 31.
Clarksville has become a place where more people want to live and do business. It is the fifth-fastest growing city in the country according to the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce. It’s also the fifth largest city in Tennessee.
TDOT has announced a $1.82 million federal grant for Clarksville’s construction of a pedestrian bridge to complete a 10-mile hiking and biking trail linking the city’s downtown riverfront with the northeastern part of the city.
The Thompson’s Station Planning Commission voted 4 – 1 Tuesday night to adopt its new Major Thoroughfare Plan, putting the Columbia Pike widening project on the forefront of the town’s priority list.
In observance of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 2, the Franklin Transit Authority has announced all Franklin Transit services, fixed routes and TODD, will not run any routes. All regularly scheduled routes will resume Tuesday morning, Sept. 3.
The TMA Group (Transportation Management Association) has elected officers of the 2019-20 TMA Board of Directors. The officers include: Chairman: Glenn McGehee, Vice-Chair: Rogers Anderson, Treasurer: Mark Robbins, Secretary: Cyril Stewart
Following push-back and hours of discussion with stakeholders, Cheatham County officials did away with a June resolution that significantly raised the growing county’s impact fee on residential developments in favor of smaller increases over time.
TDOT officials plan to close the I-24 Westbound Hickory Hollow Parkway exit on September 3rd. This comes as work to modify and reconstruct existing ramps and roads in the area continues.
A $780.8 million Murfreesboro capital improvement plan includes $41.5 million to build a future school. In addition to school funding, much of the improvement plan shows 42 transportation projects.
As Gallatin experiences rapid growth, leaders are hoping to protect pieces of the city from development. Over the last year, the city has bought three plots of land that add up to nearly 70 acres.
Sumner County Commissioners approved a 34 cent increase per $100 of taxable property, in part to give school employees a $4,000 raise, The certified tax rate was $1.9284 and the new rate is $2.262.
The Greater Nashville Regional Council is accepting nominations for its Local Government Awards program. Presented at the GNRC annual meeting, these awards honor local governments and public/private partnerships in the greater Nashville region which have ...
On Aug. 18, 1920 the Tennessee General Assembly voted to approve women's suffrage thus becoming the 36th and final state needed to ratify the amendment to the U.S. Constitution. On Aug. 26, 1920, all women across the country were given the right to vote.
A report from ApartmentList states that workers commuting 90 minutes or more each way to work grew by 32% from 2005-2017. Dubbed "super commuters, those traveling 90 minutes or more were three times the 9% of those with commutes under 90 minutes.
A year-long project to redesign parts of Centennial Park will begin this week, according to Metro Parks officials. This will be Phase Two of the Centennial Park redesign. Pedestrians will see a lot of the improvements.
Commuters stretching from Davidson to Maury counties are one step closer to finding relief on the roads. The possible solution could come from the South Corridor Study. The GNRC, TDOT, and WeGo Public Transit are all behind the study.
Visitor spending has significantly increased in Sumner County, a report from the Tennessee Department of Tourism Development states. Sumner County saw a 6.3% increase in visitor spending last year, jumping from $148.63M in 2017 to $157.99M in 2018.
Tourism-related spending in Rutherford Co. in 2018 increased from $351M to $367M, placing Rutherford County in the top 10 counties across the state for travel-related expenditures. There was an increase of 230,000 visitors in 2018 from the previous year.
Franklin Tomorrow’s FrankTalks Monday morning featured an update on the South Corridor Study — a project dedicated to surveying Davidson, Williamson and Maury counties to provide public transportation solutions to the ever-growing area.
Ashland City, a small town of more than 5,000 residents along the Cumberland River between booming Nashville and Clarksville, is turning 160 years old this year.
The I-440 reconstruction project will soon reach a major milestone, TDOT announced Friday. Phase II of the project is set to begin in the days ahead. As this second phase of the $152.9 million project begins, a significant traffic shift is expected.
The first steps to implement barriers along the 1,572 foot bridge are now underway, with $1.2 million being secured for the preliminary phase of its design from the Federal Highway Administration (FHA).
The first seven months of 2019 have been the most-deadly for Nashville pedestrians according to Walk Bike Nashville. As of August 1, 15 people have been killed walking in Music City.
Lebanon residents will face a property tax increase next year. The increase will raise the city’s property tax rate from 60.75 cents to 85.75 cents per $100 of assessed value.
In 2018 alone, seven projects in Cheatham County created 750 new jobs, bringing $94 million in capital investments. With nine projects in the works already, 2019 is set to exceed that.
A major interstate closure downtown will affect any weekend plans in Nashville starting Friday night. Expect heavy delays as many drivers will need to find different routes to get where they're going.
The City of Lebanon has hired Kristen Rice as the City's Transportation/Traffic Engineer. Rice has more than 11 years of project management in transportation and traffic engineering.
A unanimous council, however, supported the heavy industrial zoning request from Developer Brian Berryman in the first of two required votes for approval for property off Elam Road between Rutherford Boulevard and Interstate 24.
Montgomery is the youngest county in Tennessee, according to USA TODAY. The county has a median age of 30.5, in comparison to the state's 38.6. With a population of over 190,000, 27% of the population is under 18, versus 22.7% statewide.
Lebanon approved another set of upgrades to its town square that officials and local business owners hope will build momentum generated by several business openings and improve safety.
It's been 10 months since the Music City Star's seventh stop opened inside the massive mixed-use development Hamilton Springs in Lebanon. So far, the station has seen steady ridership growth, while the development continues to attract residents.
Property tax hikes in Murfreesboro and Rutherford County may be less burdensome in future years if more revenue can be generated through impact fees on development, advocates say.
Delays in trash pickup. Delays in limb pickup. Confusion over yard waste pickup. Hendersonville residents have been knee-deep in the mess this summer, due to a transition period with the city's new waste collector and the summer's heavy storms.
Three major mayoral candidates are challenging Mayor David Briley in his run for reelection for his first full term. A sitting mayor has never lost a reelection bid in the history of Nashville's Metro government.
Franklin Tomorrow hosted its annual Exemplary Community Volunteer Awards on Wednesday. A highlight of the evening was Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson receiving the Charles M. Sargent Legacy Award.
At the annual State of the County Wednesday, Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson outlined the county’s achievements in the past year, as well as one thing the county might improve on.
In 2015, there were 57,230 employees in downtown Nashville. Last year, that number swelled to 72,000 employees. By 2022/2023, there could be as many as 95,000 employees downtown.
Since the start of construction in late 2018, around 120 employees have worked on the job site. The 3.2 mile extension is a product of the IMPROVE Act, put in place by former Gov. Bill Haslam to better the state's infrastructure.
Mt. Juliet's mayor has signed an agreement between the city and Tennessee Department of Transportation to move forward on the environmental phase of a new interchange at Central Pike and Interstate 40.
The Williamson County Convention and Visitors Bureau leadership announced it welcomed 1.72 million guests in 2018.
Cheatham County officials are considering a 2019-2020 fiscal year budget with a more-than 6% tax increase proposed.
Nashville clocked in at No. 53 in a ranking of the 75 most populous U.S. cities based on monthly cost of living. The study, undertaken by moving research company Move.org, ranked the cities from least to most expensive.
At a public meeting Thursday night, members of the Spring Hill community and representatives from Catalyst Design Group discussed possible revenue that will be generated by the redeveloped Tennessee Children’s Home.
The Good Fill opened its doors on Wednesday, offering customers a unique, package-free store that's unique in the mid-state.
Ospina Cano — who starts her job as new executive director of Nashville Latin community center Conexion Americas Monday — has been working to give immigrants a smoother transition to the U.S.
More than five million Americans have Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, but the number is projected to rise to nearly 14 million people by 2050, according to the Alzheimer’s Association
With Mayor Jamie Clary's proposed budget, Hendersonville residents will see a property tax increase in the next fiscal year.
NOLENSVILLE — After last month's aldermen meeting, Heather Bates sat in her car with her fingers flying across her phone's keyboard.
While coming to aldermen for another issue, she sat through the entire Board of Mayor and Aldermen meet...
As Middle Tennessee continues growing so do the traffic problems. Particularly those down I-65 from Davidson County to Maury County. But help is on the way. The "South Corridor Study" is hoping to find new ways to relieve traffic heada...
Recent polling by Vanderbilt University shows increasing concerns from Nashville residents about the city’s explosive growth.
Poll results indicate a growing number of residents think the city is no longer “on the right track,&rdquo...
The Draft was expected to bring 300,000 total people across the three days, but after just the First Round on Thursday night the total attendance was already up to over 200,000. Friday also saw a total of over 200,000 for the Second and Third Rounds.
NASHVILLE — After speculation over whether the state Senate would agree to fund a Medicaid waiver program to provide medical treatment for disabled children, the upper chamber has announced its plan: Pay for part of it, while using additional funds to red...Read on...
In as few as five years Tennessee’s busiest landfill in Murfreesboro could run out of space, and thousands of tons of trash each day will have to be trucked to other communities.
The region's wasteful trash habits are now coming into focus becaus...
Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) announced on Tuesday that her Nashville office will open at 3322 West End Avenue, Suite 610 on March 1.It will be the sixth and final office the Senator will open in Tennessee.
In an annual report released the end of January, the Gallatin Department of Public Works announced its annual figures on solid-waste collection and recycling, which show increases across most categories.
26 women nominated for 'Impacting the Community' awards from Hendersonville Chamber.
To juice ridership, Steve Bland, CEO of WeGo Public Transit, wants his team to keep a "high focus on frequency and expanding service as funds become available."
A new mixed-use development project consisting 102 acres worth of retail, office, restaurant, hotel, residential and assisted-living space, all proposed to be built on Main Street, was discussed Monday night during the Spring Hill Planning Commission&...
With two companies moving to Gallatin and four more expanding, more than 420 additional jobs are expected to be created, according to a release from the Gallatin Economic Development Agency.
White House city leaders are poised to close on a $10 million loan in the next 30-45 days that will fund the demolition of the city’s current city hall and replace it with a new, three-story community center that will include an events space, se...
Next year, St. Matthew, off Sneed Road in the Temple Hills community, will be the first private school in Williamson County to offer this type of program. With the Hand-In-Hand program, families in Williamson County now have a choice for keeping students ...
State Senators Bill Ketron and Shane Reeves report that a $1-million grant will be used to improve sidewalks on Mercury Boulevard.
Our common traffic frustrations and the prospects of it getting worse is something that neither side of the transit issue wants. Despite the failed vote, we all seem to agree something must be done.
The middle of Mt. Juliet will experience a growth spurt that could be up to 676 more residences that represent three very different developments. Two developments that total 344 units have been approved by the city commission
New traffic signals are coming to Broad at Front and Vine streets, which should help significantly with the congested traffic.
The Donelson plan, which Metro Council began vetting in March, would create a district where MDHA could devote up to $30 million of Metro tax revenue to “fund infrastructure, affordable housing and economic-development activities.”
If a prospective business should specify rail access is necessary for them to choose to locate in the Stewart-Houston Industrial Park, officials might soon be able to quickly comply with their request...
Franklin Mayor Ken Moore announced Thursday the award of a $2 million Transportation Alternative Grant to the City of Franklin for the Park at Harlinsdale Farm multi-use path.
Leaching of water at an old landfill site in Trousdale County could require hundreds of thousands of dollars in cleanup costs.
Residents who spoke both in favor of and against the proposed 626-home Forest Park development agree on one thing: change is coming to Hendersonville in the form of growth.
The Hendersonville ad hoc committee formed to review whether the city should hire a city administrator is ready to share its findings in a final report which concludes the city would benefit from such a position
Tired of Nashville traffic? Yes, that's a rhetorical question. However, this next one isn't. Have you asked your boss if you can work from home? If you are the head of the company, have you considered letting workers telecommute?
Hamilton springs will be the 7th train stop for the Music City Star -- and it's Tennessee’s first transit-oriented development community, where people live and can commute in the same area without using their vehicles.
The Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC) has recognized the Williamson County partnership that led to a successful February 2018 referendum for funding to facilitate school construction/renovation projects.
The city is looking to update its major thoroughfare plan, a living document, or roadmap, to how Spring Hill will develop its roads and infrastructure through 2040.