Sunday, May 26, 2013

Smith Springs Road Update for Water Main Project

1)            As of Friday, the contractor has installed approximately 50% of the pipe.
2)           Traffic flow has improved since changing to the 7:30 a.m closure time and increasing the number of Traffic Control Officers on the detour route.
                MWS and Public Works continue to monitor the traffic situation daily.
3)            Construction zone safety remains a top priority.
4)            As previously advised, the contractor will no longer work on Saturdays.  They will not work on Monday, May 27th during the Memorial Day holiday.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Sue Amos
Director's Office
Metro Water Services
1600 Second Avenue North
Nashville, TN  37208
(O) 615.862.4552

Friday, May 24, 2013

Masked Gunmen Rob Priest Lake Grocery Store
Please help with tips to help our police apprehend these suspects.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Police want to identify two masked gunmen robbed a local grocery store near Priest Lake on Tuesday night.
The men ran in the front door of Compton's Foodland on Smith Springs Road at 9 p.m. as the employees were preparing to close. Surveillance video showed one jumped over the service desk counter while the other demanded cash from the register.
The manager complied, and the suspects fled in a small, dark colored SUV similar to a Kia Sportage.
Anyone who recognizes the robbers is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Hickory Hollow Mall successor to formally open Saturday - Today, Saturday, May 18, 2013
Opens today at 10:00 am. 

Staff Reporter-Nashville Business Journal

Hickory Hollow Mall will reboot Saturday as Global Mall at the Crossings, with new stores, restaurants and a strong international flair.
The rebranded Antioch mall has signed more than 60 tenants. The mall's new ownership, Global Crossings Mall Partnership, expects to have around 80 tenants by mid-summer. Last October,Rajesh Aggarwal and his partners bought a 617,000-square-foot chunk of the largely vacant mall for $1 million.
The tenant mix (Asian, African, Latin and Middle Eastern cultures are all represented) reflects the demographic trends happening in Antioch, one of Nashville's fastest-growing spots. An influx of immigrants and minorities have made it one of the city's most diverse areas.
New retail tenants include: E Corral Western Wear, Variedades Suyapa, 7 Secrets, In Style, X-Treme, Moda, Vogue, Global Grocery and Pretty Brows.
New restaurants include: Maria's Snacks, Oceans Delight, Pyramid, Seafood Sensation, Cocina Latina, Mug Shots, Ron's Basket, Wow Burgers, Subway and Shakers Pizza.
The mall's reopening will create an estimated 200 new jobs by the end of 2013, according to the mall's ownership.
The reopening will be celebrated by a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by two days of festivals.
"We invite the public to join us for this occasion, marking the rebirth of a mall that for many years served as the economic and cultural heart of the Antioch community," said Ravi Shetkar, general manager of the mall, in a press release.
Nevin Batiwalla covers real estate/development and regional economic development.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Meeting with Metro Water and District 29 Area Business Owners - Open to the Public - Friday May 17, 2013

This meeting has been specially planned with the business owners schedules.  It is understood that this is during the workday, however please share with others who may have the ability to attend during this time of the day and who may have an interest in attending.  Thank you.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Murfreesboro Road Urban Design Overlay Meeting - Tuesday May 14, 2013
Please make plans to attend this very important meeting Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 6:30 pm at Mt. Zion Baptist Church-Murfreesboro Road location across from the Nashboro Kroger Shopping plaza to learn of the new Urban Design Overlay (UDO) which will place design criteria along Murfreesboro Road from Rural Hill/Bell Road to the County Line. This is a step in the right direction for our community as the corridor will develop and maintain a pedestrian friendly landscape along Murfreesboro Road. This proactive step will keep our corridor and area from developing over the years like other corridors with significant challenges for example Gallatin Rd and Nolensville Rd. To give you an idea of the direction we are going...look at Providence, Hillsboro Village, Lenox Village as examples...more info is available at the above link.

Music City Center Ribbon Cutting and State of Metro Address - You're Invited

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Grand Opening of Farmers Market at the Crossings in Southeast Nashville Davidson County Saturday May 11, 2013

Proposed Smith Springs Road School Site - Answers to Questions Submitted by Community at Community Meeting Held April 11, 2013

Below are links to information provided by Metro Nashville Public Schools providing answers to the questions submitted at our recent community meeting on the proposed Smith Springs Road School Site.

Metro Nashville Public Schools
Priest Lake kids deserve a new neighborhood school. Call your Council rep today! | Share this message with your friends!

Metro Nashville Public Schools
This elementary school is bursting at the seams. They could have 17 portables next year! || Please share with your friends!
Metro Nashville Public Schools
Is Smith Springs Road safe? What about access for emergency vehicles? And being so close to the lake? We answer all of your questions about safety for a new school in Antioch -

Metro Nashville Public Schools
How do we relieve overcrowding in Antioch schools?

Metro Nashville Public Schools
Lakeview Elementary School serves nearly 900 students in a school built for 650. You can help fix that:

Metro Nashville Public Schools
RUMOR CONTROL: Antioch's new elementary school & traffic -

Metro Nashville Public Schools
Your major questions about Antioch traffic have been answered. Read the complete Q&A -
Metro Nashville Public Schools
Rumor Control: How would a new elementary school in Antioch really impact the neighborhood?

Metro Nashville Public Schools
Rumor Control: Are we preventing Metro Parks from building a new park on Smith Springs Road? No.

Metro Nashville Public Schools
With one simple email, you can help an overcrowded school get sweet relief -

Metro Nashville Public Schools
Answering your questions about the safety of a new school for Antioch -