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Metro Council Discusses Development Plan For Antioch

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by Chris Conte

ANTIOCH, Tenn. - Metro Nashville City Council members met Tuesday night to discuss plans to help develop land along Murfreesboro Pike in Antioch.

"This could be a perfect area for jobs, which would boost the economy," explained Rosa Oliveri whose family owns 50 acres of land along Murfreesboro Pike.

As it currently stands, most of the residential land along Murfreesboro Pike from Bell Road to the Davidson County line is zoned for agriculture, meaning people such as Oliveri can't sell to developers who may want to come in an build commercial real estate.

"If we wanna sell it to a company it should be our right," she adds.

City Council members have apparently heard that plea loud and clear, which was why they were meeting on Tuesday night to discuss an overlay plan which would allow residents to sell their land to commercial developers with few loopholes or problems.

"Our area has grown tremendously. If one day 5 years or 10 years  from now they (land owners) decided to sell their property it just makes it easier if someone wants to come in and open up a commercial business," Councilwoman Jacobia Dowell explained.

Taxes would not be impacted by the plan and residents would not be forced to sell their land, it just gives them the option in the future.

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