Some preservationists are kicking up a fuss about plans by developer Bob Parks to build 20 houses on Old Hillsboro Road near Natchez Trace. They say the homes will disturb the view from the Trace but the site is zoned appropriately for the project. Sky Arnold at Fox 17 has the details on the construction plans, which go before the Williamson County Planning Commission tonight.
Real estate research firm Zillow's latest report on the Middle Tennessee housing market includes plenty of good news, especially for Williamson County homeowners. The company's price index for the Nashville MSA, which estimates the median value of all homes in the area, climbed 3.4 percent in the year ended June 30. Leading the way among local cities is Thompson's Station, where the median value has shot up almost 12 percent in the past 12 months. Franklin and Brentwood come in second and third with gains of 9.3 percent and 7 percent, respectively.
Those looking for more big local price gains are likely to be disappointed, however. Zillow's researchers expect the median home value to rise just 0.3 percent. Among the region's cities, Thompson's Station is expected to gain 3 percent by mid-2014. Franklin is the only other area forecast to see prices rise more than 2 percent. Check out the full list here.
Thompson's Station officials this week wrapped up their purchase of more than 100 acres of undeveloped land north of the city. The plan is to leave the property as is for now but to take a Central Park-like approach to its future development.
“The land lends itself to connectivity through pedestrian and bicycle trails, preservation of historic and natural assets — including a portion of the Civil War battlefield — equine and agricultural uses, and various other passive recreation opportunities,” he said. “There are a lot of possibilities here, a lot of avenues through which this property can help realize the town's broader parks and open space vision.”
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