Baxter’s highly-anticipated Titan Project will begin soon, according to Mayor John Martin.
Martin said the Tennessee Department of Transportation approved the project area entrance last week. The only thing missing now is a waterline, which will be installed in the near future.
Martin said During Tuesday’s Baxter City Council meeting the project will be important to the city once completed.
“It’s going to be a really big asset to Baxter,” Martin said. “The first phase is 192… to a maximum of 370 apartments. We have 13 acres of commercial, and all of this is right across from the dollar store on Highway 70.”
Martin said the Titan Project is part of many changes coming to the city of Baxter.
“With all the growth we’ve got coming to Baxter, we’re just starting with our growth.” Martin said. “People want restaurants and everything… they want a lot, and we’re going to provide that if we can provide that.”
Martin said new businesses like NAPA help show the city is prepared to grow. Owners of Cookeville’s NAPA store purchased property on Fast Lane last July to open a store in Baxter.
“The people with NAPA, they are tickled to death,” Martin said. “I talked to them last week and they said it’s unbelievable, the people that’s already coming to them asking for applications to do business with them.”
The Titan Project, otherwise known as the J. Cumby Project, is a residential and commercially-zoned area located on Highway 70 near the Highway 56 intersection.