LEBANON, Tenn. (WKRN) — Town leaders describe it as a 40-acre dead zone that is in essence accumulating dust.
The Lebanon Outlet Mall off I-40 isn’t finding any young, bit by bit declining as it bounces involving house owners.
“It has gradually declined above the many years — a lot of empty area, plenty of empty parking good deal,” said Camille Burdine with the Lebanon City Council. “After Opry Mills rebuilt, we have misplaced tenant following tenant.”
A new proprietor, though, has new thoughts, hoping to bring new retail and livability to an underutilized region.
Kevin Estes with Land Methods a short while ago bought the Lebanon Outlet Mall, submitting rezoning designs to the Lebanon Planning Commission.
The rezone ask for consists of a substantial-conclusion industrial blended-use development with sections for searching, dining, place of work and residential use.
The Lebanon Outlet Mall house is in the Hartmann Overlay Corridor and will have to meet up with new increased structure specifications. At this time, the developer has not nevertheless submitted a internet site system.
“The retail isn’t likely they hope to maintain some of the suppliers that are there. There are only a number of still left, but it’s not likely to appear like it was. It is not going to glance like the outlet shopping mall. They’re likely to preserve some of the retailers. They hope it is going to get a new confront on some of it,” Burdine said.
The Lebanon Outlet Shopping mall has been purchased and offered 2 times in the last a few several years. The home has 6 remaining vendors, and the existing developer has not renewed their lease.
“I definitely consider this is likely to entice factors that people in Lebanon want as significantly as dining places and buying and its heading to be a large additionally for the town,” stated Lebanon Mayor Rick Bell. “What I hope to see is, very first of all, it will regenerate the income tax profits for that location it covers a large amount of acreage, and correct now, it’s kind of a lifeless zone.”
In order for the zoning change to be accepted, the Lebanon Planning Commission ought to suggest the rezoning and the Lebanon Metropolis Council need to move the rezoning request twice and keep a general public hearing.
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The City of Lebanon Planning Commission will meet Tuesday, February 22 at 5 p.m.