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Methadone Clinic Proposed For Putnam Property

A proposal has been submitted for a methadone clinic in Putnam County, just outside of the Cookeville city limits. Cookeville Economic and Community Development Director Jon Ward said a notice of intent to apply for a certificate of need was published on May 15. He said the notice identified 1805 Burgess Falls Road as the potential location for a non-residential, ... Read More »

Owners Requesting Annexation Of West Cookeville Property

Cookeville City Council is reviewing a request for the annexation of a five-acre track on North Nelson Avenue, off Highway 70 west of town, currently suffering from septic failure. Community Development Director Jon Ward said the owner of the property has requested that the property be annexed to receive sewer services from the city. He said adding sewer capacity to ... Read More »

Cookeville Planning Approves Medical Zoning Change

The Cookeville Planning Commission voted to create a new category of medical facilities in the city’s zoning code Monday night. Community Development Director Jon Ward said regional medical services would include non-institutional facilities that serve more than 150 patients with various outpatient services, as well as any service that requires a certificate of need from the state to operate. “This ... Read More »

Downtown Traffic Study, 2030 Update Part Of Year’s Work

The Cookeville Planning Commission has its plan for the new year including a new study on downtown parking. The Commission’s Annual Report and Program Design for 2024 includes updating the city’s 2030 plan, conducting a study on the parking requirements in the city’s downtown, and studying stand-alone residential and mixed-use development within commercial zones in the city. Community Development Director ... Read More »

Planning Commission Approves Private School Change

The Cookeville Planning Commission approved an amendment to the zoning code that would allow private schools to exist on commercial-industrial mixed use land. The amendment requested by New Colossus Academy Headmaster Dan Bailey. The school wants to purchase land on Salem Road for a new facility. During the commission’s Monday meeting, Bailey told the commission that public, technical, and vocational ... Read More »

Planning Commission Denies Rezoning For Methadone Clinic

The Cookeville Planning Commission denied a request Monday night to rezone a South Willow Avenue parcel for the purpose of creating a methadone clinic. Fifteen different people spoke during the public comment discussion about the clinic, with twelve of them speaking against the clinic. Cedar Recovery wants to change a 0.86 parcel of land from Commercial-Industrial Mixed Use to Medical ... Read More »

Cookeville Planning To Consider Methadone Clinic Change

The Cookeville Planning Commission will consider next month amending the zoning code to allow methadone clinics to operate in Medical Services zoning districts. Community Development Director Jon Ward said methadone clinics can be built in Medical Services districts in ‘use upon appeal’ exemptions. Methadone is an FDA-approved medication used to treat Opioid Use Disorder and also used for pain management. ... Read More »

Cookeville Planning To Consider Private School Zoning Request

A local private school wants to locate a new facility on the Mackie Estate Farm off Cookeville’s Salem Road. Community Development Director Jon Ward said the Cookeville Planning Commission has received an application for an amendment from Daniel Bailey of New Colossus Academy. New Colossus is working to locate property to build a campus in time to open enrollment for ... Read More »

This Week: White County Will Vote On Landfill Negotiation

This week the White County Commission will discuss allowing County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson to handle negotiations for the sale of the county landfill. The solid waste committees last week heard presentations from two potential companies seeking to manage the landfill and Waste Management received a higher score than its competitor. The negotiations will include how solid waste is disposed ... Read More »

Developer Appeal For An Additional On-Premise Sign Withdrawn

The developer of the Old Kentucky Road Commons has officially withdrawn the appeal over signage for a potential new Wendy’s location. The Cookeville Planning Commission denied the additional free-standing pole sign at the shopping development located on East 10th Street and Old Kentucky Road. Developer Wayne Cravens appealed to the Cookeville City Council, the protocol in such a circumstance. Cravens ... Read More »