TSU, North Nashville Community Leaders support May Town Rehearing

Tennessee State University officials, along with North Nashville business and church leaders repeated their support Tuesday for a May Town hearing “do over.”

On June 25th, the Metro Planning Commission voted down the 1,500-acre development in Bells Bend. Supporters say the research park and farm May Town planners have promised TSU will catapult the university’s standing as a major research facility.

Sharon Hurt with the Jefferson Street United Merchants Partnership says she’s tired of seeing corporations relocating to Smyrna, Brentwood, and other areas. She believes May Town will finally bring high paying jobs that North Nashvillians need.

“You have more people in this community who ride busses in order to get to point a to point b, and if they have an opportunity to work at Smyrna they couldn’t get there you know physically without the transportation without having a car.”

Thursday afternoon the developers of the May Town Center are asking the planning commission to reconsider.

They say procedural errors were made in the June 25th hearing.

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