Friday, January 13, 2012

Woodbine Really Needs Another Used Car Lot

 In response to a question asked in the new South Nashville Free Press of Councilman Tenpenny about what is being done to enhance and develop the Nolensville Road corridor, he replies, "We have Enterprise Rent A Car leasing property on the corner of Melrose, which will give the property a $100,000-$150,000 upgrade."

Oops! Where has Councilman Tenpenny been? As long as I can remember the community has been trying to get anything but another used car lot.  If given a multiple choice question, "which would your rather have in Woodbine, another used car lot, a strip club or a crack house?", I am not sure which the engaged citizens of Woodbine would choose. Former Council Member Amanda McClendon worked to change the zoning in order to discourage used car lots. Woodbine wants "downtown Woodbine" to resemble something like Hillsboro Village with an international flare. They want it to be a destination for dining and shopping. Maybe a bookstore or coffee shop would be nice or a little boutique or a fresh vegetable stand.  Another used car lot will not be viewed as enhancing the corridor.

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