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Planning Commission Approves 6-Month Extension

The Cookeville Planning Commission approved a six-month extension for a 18-unit townhome project along Spring Street at Hudgens Drive Monday night. Construction underway on Downton North. A revised plot for the project reduces the number of townhouses by one. Commission members approved the final plat of the third phase of 700 Broad, a 28-lot development on East Broad Street. Infrastructure ... Read More »

Planning Commission Approves TN Avenue Rezoning

The Cookeville Planning Commission approved the rezoning of 7.62 acres at the corner of Tennessee Avenue and Bob Gentry Road. The land located near the Academy Sports distribution center will be rezoned heavy manufacturing. Cookeville owns the land and is working with a business prospect. The prospect has not been identified. Planning Director Jon Ward said the city would deed ... Read More »

Buffalo Valley Rezoning Denied

The Cookeville Planning Commission unanimously voted against the rezoning of land along Buffalo Valley Road Monday night for multi-family housing. The 10.2 acre plot would have been rezoned RM8 to allow for apartments or town homes. Planning Director Jon Ward said the proposed change did not meet the uses outlined in Cookeville’s land use plan. He said further sewer facilities ... Read More »

10th St Shopping Center Gets Approval

The next step in a proposed 10th Street – Old Kentucky Road shopping center came Monday night as Cookeville Planning Commission approved the final commercial development plan for the center. Some 106 thousand square feet of commercial and office space are part of the center. Cookeville Planning Director Jon Ward said that is a slight decrease from the original plan. ... Read More »

Quarry At 70/I-40 Rezoned

The Cookeville Planning Commission voted Monday night to rezone 59 acres of land along Spring Street and Interstate 40 to quarry and mining. Planning Director Jon Ward called it the best way to control the future of the land in question. The rezoning, from general commercial, does not include 600 feet along Spring Street, an effort to provide a buffer ... Read More »

Planning Commission Establishes Residential Parking District

The Cookeville Planning Commission voted unanimously Monday to establish a residential parking district ordinance. The ordinance would give any community members the opportunity to petition the planning commission to create such a district. Parking problems along Cookeville’s Eighth Street led to the development of the protocol which is not specific to that area. Tennessee Tech students and faculty have increasingly ... Read More »

Painting Spaces Could Be 8th Street Option

Creating new parking spaces could be a potential solution to alleviate parking problems along Cookeville’s 8th Street. Public Works Director Greg Brown said the decision to create new spaces lays with the City Manager. He said after that the question becomes the perpetual upkeep of the lines. “After you paint them or you use thermoplastic or tape,” Brown said, “eventually ... Read More »

Planning Commission Delays Residential Parking District Vote

The Cookeville Planning Commission voted to delay a vote on new residential parking districts Monday night. The districts are designed to limit street-side parking by non-residents. Commission members said they had questions about the specific language of the regulations. Planning Director Jon Ward said his department will compile answers for consideration at the August meeting. The Planning Department crafted the ... Read More »

Shopping Center Developer Submits Plan & Extension Request

The developer of a new shopping center along Cookeville’s 10th Street and Old Kentucky Road has submitted an extension request to the Planning Department. The request comes after city council approved an ordinance last week allowing for six month extensions based on federal or state emergencies such as COVID. “They have also submitted the final PCD plan for consideration by ... Read More »

Plan Approved To Subdivide Old Quality Inn Site

The Cookeville Planning Commission approved a plan to subdivide the Quality Inn site on Jefferson Avenue for the construction of two new hotels. The newest three-story section of Quality Inn will remain on a new plat of land carved out of 970 South Jefferson Avenue. The front section of the property will be demolished for a Hilton Home2 Suites. The ... Read More »