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Murfreesboro I-24 interchange plan inches forward with 160-acre annexation approval

A proposed Interstate 24 interchange to Blackman and Florence roads moved nearer to Murfreesboro’s long-term plans Thursday.

The Murfreesboro City Council voted unanimously in assist of annexation plans for 160 acres of farmland that features a barn and 5 billboards drivers on I-24 can see on the northeast facet. The different facet of the interstate is the place the the fast-growing metropolis foresees widening Blackman Road to 5 lanes resulting in the interchange.

The annexation, which additionally had unanimous backing by the Murfreesboro Planning Commission, requires a second majority vote by the council to be official.

Murfreesboro Assistant Planning Director Matthew Blomeley recommends the annexation that would tie in with town’s long-term plans to increase Cherry Lane to yet-built intersection with Florence Road.

“With the planned Cherry Lane extension roadway project and the potential for an interchange at I-24, this property is well-positioned for future development once infrastructure improvements are constructed,” Blomeley advised the council in a written report on the agenda challenge.

This 160-acre farm is won support to be annexed into Murfreesboro by the City Council Thursday, May 2, 2024.This 160-acre farm is won support to be annexed into Murfreesboro by the City Council Thursday, May 2, 2024.

This 160-acre farm is received assist to be annexed into Murfreesboro by the City Council Thursday, May 2, 2024.

Murfreesboro officers search street plans for a metropolis that reached a U.S. Census rely of 162,398 folks by July 2022. The plans embrace extending Cherry Lane from Memorial Boulevard (U.S. Highway 231) by the Siegel Soccer Park on the northside to interchanges at Interstate 840 and a proposed overpass bridge of Northwest Broad Street (U.S. 41). The long-term plan foresees Cherry Lane additionally extending to Florence Road and I-24.

Mayor Shane McFarland and the 5 current council members supplied no feedback in regards to the annexation previous to the vote. Councilman Kirt Wade was absent.

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This Murfreesboro city map shows in yellow a proposed annexation of 160 acres of farmland on the northeast side of Interstate 24 and at the end of Asbury Road northwest of nearby Florence Road.This Murfreesboro city map shows in yellow a proposed annexation of 160 acres of farmland on the northeast side of Interstate 24 and at the end of Asbury Road northwest of nearby Florence Road.

This Murfreesboro metropolis map exhibits in yellow a proposed annexation of 160 acres of farmland on the northeast facet of Interstate 24 and on the finish of Asbury Road northwest of close by Florence Road.

The metropolis at present has 5 I-24 interchanges on the following roads: Joe B. Jackson Parkway, Church Street, New Salem Highway, Old Fort Parkway and Medical Center Parkway/Fortress Boulevard.

The proposed interchange that may join with Blackman Road is a brief drive northeast of the place the Rutherford County Board of Education is constructing a $59.9 million Poplar Hill Elementary school. The campus is scheduled to open by August 2025 on the northside of Baker Road.

The board additionally plans to construct a yet-funded $71 million center faculty adjoining to Poplar Hill Elementary by August 2026.

Blackman Road and Florence Road additionally embrace many housing subdivisions and new houses getting constructed on each side of I-24.

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City foresees residential and business growth on 160 acres

This Murfreesboro city map in yellow shows proposed annexation of 160 acres on northeast side of Interstate 24.This Murfreesboro city map in yellow shows proposed annexation of 160 acres on northeast side of Interstate 24.

This Murfreesboro metropolis map in yellow exhibits proposed annexation of 160 acres on northeast facet of Interstate 24.

The annexation request for the 160 acres of farmland is from the G.S. Dismukes & Barbara W. Dismukes Revocable Living Trust. Once annexation is official, the belief would face an estimated $1,062 property tax invoice to the Murfreesboro authorities by Dec. 31 based mostly on the present farmland remaining the identical, based on a metropolis employees report from Blomeley.

“Development on this property will create jobs for the community and generate tax revenue for the city,” Blomeley’s report mentioned. “This property is well-positioned for future development once infrastructure improvements are constructed. “Approval of this annexation will enable town to set the imaginative and prescient for the event of this highly-visible property.”

The 160 acres is located at the end of Asbury Road northwest of Florence Road. The farmland is also adjacent to previously annexed property where the planned Cherry Lane extension goes by 55 acres that won council backing in 2018 for a proposed Sazerac distillery.

The Murfreesboro 2035 Comprehensive Plan foresees the farmland as being suburban residential and general commercial. After annexation, the interim zoning would allow houses on 15,000-square-foot lots, which is slightly over a third of an acre.

The property owners have representation from Rob Molchan, a landscape architect and land planner with Murfreesboro-based SEC (Site Engineering Consultants) Inc.

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Murfreesboro annexation information

  • Acres up for annexation: 160

  • Location: End of Asbury Road northwest of Florence Road

  • What is property now: farmland that includes barn and five billboards on northeast side of Interstate 24

  • Development potential: suburban residential, general commercial and proposed interchange off I-24

  • Owner of property: G.S. Dismukes & Barbara W. Dismukes Revocable Living Trust

Sources: Murfreesboro Assistant Planning Director Matthew Blomeley and city Project Planner Holly Smyth

The backside of a billboard sits on a 160-acre farm by Interstate 24. The property won annexation support from the Murfreesboro City Council Thursday, May 2, 2024.The backside of a billboard sits on a 160-acre farm by Interstate 24. The property won annexation support from the Murfreesboro City Council Thursday, May 2, 2024.

The bottom of a billboard sits on a 160-acre farm by Interstate 24. The property received annexation assist from the Murfreesboro City Council Thursday, May 2, 2024.

This article initially appeared on Murfreesboro Daily News Journal: I-24 interchange plan could emerge on annexed Murfreesboro farmland

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