Green Hills neighborhood files formal appeal against high-rise

Green Hills, Southern Land development

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Green Hills Neighborhood Association filed a formal appeal of the approval granted for a 17-story development in Nashville.

The group first filed an appeal last November after Metro Planning approved the development as a 22-story mixed-use high-rise on the corner of Richard Jones and Hillsboro roads.

Southern Land, the developers, ultimately withdrew their plans citing public concern. The neighborhood association, in turn, withdrew their challenge.

Southern Land then altered their original plans by reducing the height from 22 stories to 17 and including a plan to ease traffic in the area.

Residents have continually voiced their concerns.

“There has been strong feedback opposing this project,” GHNA President Charlotte Cooper said in a release. “We believe we are representing the vast majority of area residents who do not want to see Green Hills turn into a sea of skyscrapers.”

Construction on the high-rise is expected to begin in the spring or summer of 2014.

The building won’t be open for business until late 2015 or early 2016.

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