Sunday, September 27, 2020
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Planners To Consider Jake Hoot Drive Request

The Cookeville Planning Commission will soon consider a measure to name a street after Jake Hoot.

Upper Cumberland Habitat for Humanity has submitted the request. Planning Director John Ward said the organization wants to honor Hoot for winning the 17th season of NBC’s “The Voice.”

“Jake Hoot has done a lot of fundraising for Habitat and they wanted to recognize him,” Ward said. “They’ve asked to rename that section of Foundation Drive to Jake Hoot Drive to honor all the work he’s done and recognize his accomplishments on “The Voice.”

Foundation Drive sits within Habitat for Humanity’s West End Place development in Cookeville. Ward said the street has two houses occupied with a third under construction.

“They (homeowners) were good with it,” Ward said. “We’ve notified them and let them know that there’s going to be a hearing where this will be considered. We haven’t heard anything back from either of the two letters.”

The renaming of the street does not require a vote from the Cookeville City Council. The Cookeville Planning Commission will consider taking the request up for study during Monday night’s meeting.