By Angie Mayes

Special to Mt. Juliet News

The Mt. Juliet Planning Commission met in 15-minute meeting Feb. 21 that touched on a number of projects, including work on a main roadway brought up by plans reviewer Neal Hall.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will soon begin a “safety project” on Old Lebanon Dirt Road between the Davidson-Wilson counties line and Mt. Juliet Road, said Hall. The project will include striping, signage and guardrail, and TDOT will completely fund and complete it.

The planning commission passed a consent agenda unanimously. It included two letters of credit to be reduced and six letters of credit to be released. Also, the consent agenda included the final plat review for Phase 18 of Tuscan Gardens on Pisano Street; Phase 3 of Heritage Hills on Oak Leaf Drive; Phase 5A of Kelsey Glen on Oxford Drive, and Phase 2A of Baird Farms on Providence Trail.

The planners also unanimously recommended to the Mt. Juliet City Commission an annexation of land known as the Shevel property at 9468 Lebanon Road; an approval of a plan of services for the property and a rezoning of the land from neighborhood commercial to commercial town center.

“This [property] is an island, located on Lebanon Road, near West Elementary [School],” said planning director Jennifer Hamblen. “The land use for this property is neighborhood commercial, and the request for rezoning is CTC, commercial town center, which falls within that land-use category. The applicant wishes to open a real estate office on that property.”

The planning commissioners also unanimously recommended to the city commission an annexation of land known as the Woodfuff property at 225 Clemmons Road; an approval of a plan of services for the property and a rezoning of the land to agriculture-residential district city zoning from Wilson County zoning, which is industrial zoning.

The city made an offer to buy the property, but there is another contract on the land, as well, Hamblen said.

“There is a condition listed within the actual ordinance that would make this annexation and rezone null and void should we not acquire the property,” she said. “So, I’m not sure if, after tonight, it will ever be heard again. But we wanted to keep it on the agenda, just in case the other contract backs out. I’m hoping we can acquire this property, because the intended use for the other contract is for mini-storage. Hopefully, we will acquire this piece of property and move our salt sheds over there.”