Music City's recent history is one of growth uninterrupted. New residents continue to flock here in big numbers and they very often want to live in or near the region's core. That's spurring a lot of intelligent development — heck, even parts of Brentwood are getting some density — but it's also fueling some intense conversations about how and where we should handle our growth. Here are some data points that speak to our successes and some of the stresses that have resulted.
The Regional Transportation Authority has hired Parsons Brinckerhoff to look at how the transit options connecting Nashville to Clarksville could be improved. Among the options is a commuter rail line that would use existing tracks. Emily Luxen at NewsChannel 5 has more info.
Nashville-based Rogers Group Inc. has won a $44 million contract to thoroughly upgrade both directions of a 12-mile stretch of Interstate 85 in South Carolina. The road in questions connects Greenville and Spartanburg and runs right next to BMW's factory and the region's airport.
Pump distirbutor Tencarva Machinery has broken ground on its new Nashville home, a 23,000-square-foot building on Kraft Drive that will bring together its local office and the Southern Sales division. North Carolina-based Tencarva employs 29 people across those two units. Its new area building was designed by Southeast Venture and is being built by Crain Construction. Vice President Don Wirth said the building should be complete around March 1. Check out the company's release here.
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