• A proposed Hy-Vee development on the property (about one-fourth of a mile west of) the Campbell Station Road/Kingston Pike intersection would be detrimental for our community. Farragut has made positive strides on that section of Kingston Pike. Campbell Station Inn has a surrounding new architecture our community (has as an) asset.
A megabox store with massive gas-pumping stations and acres of parking lot sprawl would be an eyesore to the area and would only serve to reverse the positive direction we’re headed. Farragut has enough banks, grocery stores, tire stores, etc. Continue only with positive change in the future and aim for controlled growth with esthetic sensibilities for our subsequent generations.
• I was coming out of the Glen Abbey subdivision (recently) and trying to turn left on Kingston Pike. There’s no traffic light at Glen Abbey Boulevard, and it’s really a problem turning left. I really hope the Town of Farragut officials will approve the Hy-Vee development to get the Hy-Vee sales tax for Farragut. We desperately need more revenue, otherwise they’ll be (Town) homeowners property tax coming down the road.
But we also need to have a traffic signal light from Glen Abbey. If you move the entrance to the shopping center in Glen Abbey over to Jamestowne Boulevard, where there would be a traffic signal at Jamestowne, then the Glen Abbey people can get out at the Jamestowne traffic signal. Now we don’t have one, so it’s a real hazard to come out of Glen Abbey and turn left onto Kingston Pike.
Hopefully the Town officials will be responsible and consider safety, as well as sales tax revenue for the Town.
• I would like to thank the Town of Farragut Public Works Department for cleaning up (inaudible) behind (Farragut) Primary School. A saw the (area needing cleaning) early one day, and when I went by about 3 o’clock the same day they had already taken care of it. They do a wonderful job.