Planning Commission Approves Bradford Square Rezoning
BROWNSVILLE, Tennessee (August 28, 2014)
Engineers from the W.H. Porter Company, yesterday, anxiously awaited approval from Brownsville’s Planning Commission on a proposed rezoning of Bradford Square. With revitalization plans in the works for the forty-year old shopping center on East Main Street, the Planning Commission gave the go-ahead for a rezoning project that will divide the vast parking lot in front of AutoZone and Dollar Tree into smaller lots.
“We want to make it easy for people to do business. Anything that brings in retail, which brings in sales tax dollars to our community, I am all for it,” said Mayor Bill Rawls.
Before developers can begin work on the newly designated lots at Bradford Square, the rezoning project must still pass a second reading on September 9th and a vote by the City Board.
In other business, the Planning Commission approved a motion to recommend the rezoning of a lot on the corner of South Washington Avenue and Hatchie Street from general industrial to general commercial. That move will make it easier for retail or service business to operate there.