Town growth continues on heels of success

The current home of Stein Mart, Village Green Center, is the former home of Walmart beginning in the early 1980s. Farragut’s longest-serving mayor plus one of its prominent real estate developers reflect on 35 years of Town retail growth — and lessons learned from new and departing “big box” stores.

Helping land retail giant Walmart in Farragut’s infancy as a Town, the early 1980s, was developer Doug Horne.
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FMPC discusses Peterson Road apartments

Continental Properties of Wisconsin has an option to buy property that is just north of Kingston Pike at Peterson Road and is requesting the property be rezoned R-6 for The Springs at Farragut, a $37 million apartment development. Farragut Municipal Planning Commission members could vote on a request to rezone 19.66 acres of property just north of Kingston Pike at Peterson Road from R-2 residential to R-6, which would allow for apartment dwellings, during their meeting in April.

FMPC members heard from representatives of applicant Continental Properties and a number of residents during their meeting Thursday, March 19. The item was listed on the agenda for discussion only so no action was taken.
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LaMarche named to NLC Presidential Task Force

Farragut Vice Mayor Dot LaMarche has been named to National League of Cities 2016 Presidential Election Task Force.

“I think it’s an honor and a privilege for the town of Farragut [to be selected] because our Town was recognized,” La-Marche said.

She added she feels humbled by the appointment.
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BOMA approves drive-thrus in Downtown District

Former developers of The Cove at Turkey Creek have agreed to pay $30,000 to town of Farragut to make road repairs in the subdivision. Businesses looking to locate in the area the Town designated as a C-1 Town Center district may be able to have a drive-thru at their business if it meets certain parameters.

Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted 4-1 on first reading to allow drive-thrus with the parameters in the Downtown District and removing a two-acre lot size restriction from the parameters.

While Aldermen Ron Honken, Ron Pinchok, Bob Markli and Vice Mayor Dot LaMarche voted in favor of the motion at the Board meeting Thursday, March 12, Mayor Ralph McGill voted against it.
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BOMA discusses communications protocol

Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen have decided on how communications between the Board, Town staff, the public and press will operate this year. read more