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Proposed Willow Roundabout Brings Questions

A T-DOT proposal to construct a roundabout at the intersection of University Drive and North Willow Avenue, drawing mixed reviews from local leaders. The proposal discussed at Thursday’s Joint Economic Development Board meeting. Cookeville City Manager James Mills said it may be the biggest roundabout he has ever seen. “It’s going to have, of course, all of this is preliminary, ... Read More »

North Cedar Phase II Underway, Eliminates Street Parking

Phase two of Cookeville’s North Cedar Avenue Streetscape project underway, with the removal of streetside parking underway. Cookeville Public Works Director Mary Beth Elrod said 17 roadside parking spots will be removed. She said the street is too tight for two lanes of traffic and parking on each side of the street. She said this phase of the project spans ... Read More »

Cookeville Art Walk To Showcase Murals

The Cookeville Junior Woman’s Club is partnering with the Cookeville Art Studio and Gallery to host an Art Walk around the city’s downtown. Arts and Culture Chairperson Tish Seidler said the event, which begins Saturday, is a two-mile guided walk starting at the art studio that shows off twenty murals featured along Spring Street, Cedar Avenue, and Broad Street. Seidler ... Read More »

Public Hearing Brings Pro & Con To Baxter One-Way Decision

Baxter residents and business owners shared differing opinions for the plan to turn Broad Street into a one-way street during a public hearing on Thursday. Veterans Barber Shop Owner Jonathan Williams said the change would provide much-needed parking and make the street safer. Williams said the decision should be made based off of facts and data. “I know if you ... Read More »

Baxter Gets Grant For Broad St Improvements

Baxter plans to use a $15,000 State Downtown Grant to improve storefronts and increase parking on Broad Street. Baxter Mayor John Martin said the town has tasked a committee with overseeing its downtown revitalization plans. He said the first step will be passing an ordinance in May that will turn Broad Street into a one-way street to make space for ... Read More »

Bike Lane Addition On Cedar Nearing Completion

A project to resurface and add striping for bike lanes on Cookeville’s Cedar Avenue is scheduled to finish up in the next few weeks. City Manager James Mills said the project includes milling and resurfacing from Broad Street to Seventh Street. He said he is excited to connect Cookeville Regional Medical Center and Tennessee Tech with a more pedestrian and ... Read More »

Cookeville Approves Five-Year Parking Lot Lease

Cookeville City Council approved a new five-year lease Thursday night for a parking lot on Church Avenue. The city will pay Tennessee Tech $1 annually for the use of the land, which includes a 15-year option. Finance Director Brenda Imel said it is located between Spring Street and Broad Street, and would be part of expanded parking. “We are pursuing ... Read More »

Baxter To One-Way Broad Street To Improve Flow

Baxter Aldermen voted Thursday night to one-way Broad Street in an effort to continue the revitalization of the downtown. Mayor John Martin said he had talked to a lot of the business owners who saw the increased parking as a benefit. Martin said the plan would also include clear markings and signage to move people eastbound. “I think it’d be ... Read More »

Local Stores Prepare For Holiday Open Houses This Weekend

Upper Cumberland small businesses prepare for their upcoming holiday open houses to kickoff holiday sales. Several local businesses reported that early starts to holiday open houses help boost shopper traffic. Baxter’s American Farmhouse Owner and Operator Amy Allen said early sales give citizens more opportunity to use her products for holiday decorations. Cookeville’s Lexi Jade’s Boutique Owner and Operator Lexi ... Read More »

Rezoning Approved For Property At Cookeville’s West Broad & Crescent

Cookeville City Council voted to rezone some four acres off West Broad Street to local commercial Thursday night. The four acres on Crescent Drive are located adjacent to the former Bob’s Body Shop property that has been cleared in recent months. Community Development Director Jon Ward said the land currently has two different zones and the rezoning would provide consistency. ... Read More »