Self-Storage Proposal Discussed in Petway, TN

Real estate developer Jason Walker is holding a public meeting on Jan. 26 to discuss his proposal to build a self-storage facility in Petway, Tenn. The Cheatham County Commission voted in December to postpone a discussion about rezoning the 6 acres of land on Petway Road to allow the commissioners to inspect the property. The site is in an undeveloped part of the county bordering the Wildlife Management Area and adjacent to Grumpy's Wildlife Market, one of the few businesses in the area.

Real estate developer Jason Walker is holding a public meeting on Jan. 26 to discuss his proposal to build a self-storage facility in Petway, Tenn. The Cheatham County Commission voted in December to postpone a discussion about rezoning the 6 acres of land on Petway Road to allow the commissioners to inspect the property. The site is in an undeveloped part of the county bordering the Wildlife Management Area and adjacent to Grumpy's Wildlife Market, one of the few businesses in the area.

Residents have voiced their concerns about the development at previous commission meetings, citing possible crime and vermin as reasons to reject the project, according to the source. Amanda Bell, a realtor who represented Walker during December's meeting, countered that the storage facility would entice providers of modern amenities to invest in the region.

Rezoning the land, which is bordered by a mix of zoning types, would create an “island” for a neighboring residential-zoned property and could lead to “spot zoning,” the source reported.

The town hall will be held in the boardroom at the Cheatham County Public Library.

Walker acquired the 2-parcel property in 2015. He also owns Walker Trucking & Excavating LLC in Cheatham County.

 

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