Property consists of approximately 10.44 acres and is bordered by industrial property

Cookeville – Thursday night, the Cookeville City Council (Council) took another look at an ordinance that would set into action the rezoning of the property located on Old Sparta Road and South Jefferson Avenue in Cookeville from single family residential to local commercial. Upon second reading, the Council approved the rezoning.

“There have been no calls or comments or changes to the ordinance,” said Planning Director Jon Ward. “I recommend approval on second read.”

Rezoning – This property at Old Sparta Road and South Jefferson was approved for rezoning Thursday night.

The property consists of approximately 10.44 acres. It is bordered by commercial industrial property mixed used to the North and local commercial to the south. XPO logistics sits north of the parcel, a mechanics shop adjacent to XPO and a townhome development on property to the south.

According to Ward’s original pitch, 145 residential units could fit on the property, but a sewer request was also submitted, and the water department only approved up to 100 residential units. The rezoning was originally unanimously recommended by the planning commission earlier this year.

Vice Mayor Luke Eldridge made a motion to approve the resolution which was quickly seconded by Councilman Ali Bagci. The motion passed unanimously.

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