Monthly Archives November 2017

The Redevelopment Of Antioch TN Has Made The Neighbourhood Flourish

Wow do I remember going to Hickory Hollow Mall. It isn’t named that anymore I see, as it is called Commons at the Crossings. Through that transition, it appears that the neighborhood of Antioch had a really difficult time economically. Now, however, a redevelopment and resurgence of that area has meant significant improvement in regards to the economy. In fact, that area of the neighborhood of Antioch is now said to be the 2nd largest employment center in the city of Nashville.

I can imagine that there are all kinds of new stores and restaurants there now. It is a nice area of Nashville, but it was so heavily reliant upon it’s mall. It is no secret that malls are struggling nationwide, and that didn’t help matters...

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Plans to build Antioch charter school one step closer to reality

Rocketship Education’s proposal to build a charter school in Antioch has moved closer to becoming a reality.

ANTIOCH — Plans to open another charter school in Antioch advanced this month with planning commissioners’ endorsement of the proposal.

The Antioch Planning Commission forwarded Rocketship Public Schools’ construction project to the city for final approval, recommending in a 5-0 vote Nov. 1 that council members rezone the Cavallo Road site to allow construction of an elementary school campus.

Commissioners also were unanimous on several other fronts: They advised the City Council to issue Rocketship the conditional use permit the city requires of all schools before they can open, as well as to accept the nonprofit’s state-mandated analysis of the project’s environmental effects.

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New workforce housing announced for Sevier Co.

Photo from December 6, 2016 of the Lodge at Buckberry Creek after the Gatlinburg fires.

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WATE) – Sevier County announced they are building new workforce housing, designed to help the many people affected by last November’s deadly wildfires, which destroyed than 2,500 structures.

According to the Tennessee Housing Development Agency, the $15 million for the project over ten years comes from a pool of tax credits that the agency set aside to help build affordable housing.

THDA executive director Ralph Perrey described the importance of the project, which he says will benefit the driving work force in Sevier County.

“That has always been an important part for this community, because you have a lot of folks who work hard, but don’t necessarily make a great deal of money bec...

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