Community meetings set to address future of Murray, Tennessee Baptist sites


Community meetings set to address future of Murray, Tennessee Baptist sites

Franklin Home Page staff reports

BRENTWOOD — H.G. Hill Realty Company wants to engage in a dialogue with residents about the development of the former Murray Ohio and current Tennessee Baptist Convention sites.

BRENTWOOD – H.G. Hill Realty Company has announced it will host two community meetings to engage in a dialogue with residents about the development of the companyes holdings on Franklin Road, the former Murray Ohio and current Tennessee Baptist Convention sites.

The meetings will be held Thursday, April 3, and Thursday, April 10, from 6:30-8 p.m. in the auditorium of the Tennessee Baptist Convention, 5001 Maryland Way.

eOur proposed meeting is simple: just listen to the community and gather their concerns,e H.G. Hill Realty CEO Jimmy Granbery told Brentwood Home Page.

The former Murray Ohio site located at 219 Franklin Road and the Tennessee Baptist Convention site at the corner of Maryland Way and Franklin Road.

H.G. Hill is now sole owner of the combined 17 acres. It bought out GBT Realty Corporation’s interest in 219 Franklin Associates LLC, the joint venture the two companies formed to purchase the Murray site in February 2011.

In the fall of 2013, H.G. Hill also acquired the TBC site, after GBT let an option to buy run out after the two companies decided in February of 2013 to halt a rezoning request with the goal of redeveloping the sites into a mixed-use center under the city’s C-4 Town Center designation.

The eStreets of Brentwoode concept plan included retail, residential, office, restaurants and a cinema on the 17-acre site.

At Mondayes Brentwood City Commission, H.G. Hill COO Celeste Patterson read a letter on Granberyes behalf, announcing the public meetings.

eThere is not a set in stone proposal for the site, and we would like an ongoing dialogue with the citizens to find the best use for the property,e Patterson read.

Granbery has also been meeting individually with city commissioners to discuss the possibilities of the site.

eI think ites commendable the way Mr. Granbery is going about the process,e Commissioner Anne Dunn said. eItes important and means a lot to involve the community in a project like this.e

Jonathan Romeo covers Brentwood for BrentWord Communications. Contact him at jonathan@brentwoodhomepage.com.

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