Neighborhood concerns could stunt growth of major development proposal

Published: Jul. 7, 2022 at 3:16 PM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - A public meeting will be held on Thursday night to discuss a major housing development proposal in the 1000 block of Morton Mill Road in Bellevue that will have many neighbors up in arms.

The development would create a large apartment complex on what is currently a horse farm. In the building process, it would add a new bridge over the Harpeth River and will donate land to connect green spaces.

Metro Councilman Dave Rosenberg said there will be positives and negatives in the development proposal in Bellevue.

“At this point there has been a lot of information floating around. Some of it has been accurate, some of it unfortunately hasn’t been accurate,” he said. “And that I think left people confused or even scared about what it means for their future. And hopefully we land in a place where people feel they can make an informed decision and then decide what’s best for the community.”

So far many people have expressed their concerns to him about the high-density housing flood risk it could create.

“I am the closest one here. I don’t know what I am going to do,” said Bellevue resident Henry Mahasi. “They might have to force me to move away and I don’t want. This is my home. I am happy here. But if we have a greenway cutting through. That greenway is going to take everyone from 70 down here.”

Rosenberg also added that there are fears over traffic and construction noise.

“We will not begin the vertical construction of the project until after the bridge is in place,” said Cypressbrook Company Representative Michael Novelli. “So there will be some, relatively small amount of traffic, going through Morton Mill for the year or so that it takes to build the bridge.

A virtual public meeting will be held to discuss the proposal on from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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