Development Proposed For Downtown Nolensville

Posted at 7:29 PM, May 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-03 20:30:25-04

Developers have proposed plans for a $90 million downtown Nolensville development that they said would make it look and feel like it's been there for a hundred years.

It was a concept the developers, Mill Creek Property Development, called a “new historic downtown.”  They said it would maintain the community’s small-town feel, even as the town itself is booming.

The project known as Nolensville Market Square would incorporate residential, retail and commercial space - similar to other building developments proposed in Nashville and a lot of its surrounding towns.

Developers held a community meeting Monday night to get input about what neighbors would like to see, and what their concerns are

One big concern was traffic, but the developers said they have worked with town planners to deal with that issue.

Still, some were concerned with how fast the town is growing.

“Within five years, it just became crazy,” said Betsy Wilker.  “I’m sort of like the people who have been here forever, ‘wait a minute, wait a minute, we don't want all this!’”

But others said the convenience of more shops and restaurants in the area make it worth it.

“People are seeing what a great community this is,” said Anna Hill.  “Now we have a chance to control what we want it to look like, that's what I’m excited about.”

Nothing official has been decided on the project.  Developers will officially pitch the idea in a town planning meeting next month.