District 24 Councilman Jason Holleman, whose West Nashville district would be impacted by increased traffic from May Town Center, said the RPM analysis confirmed his concerns about the project.
Holleman added that he was impressed with the components of the May Town Center plans that encourage pedestrian and bicycle traffic. But the side effects of the development would call for road widenings along the Charlotte Avenue corridor, which defeat the purpose.
“I have concerns that the marketing of this project is about green pedestrian-oriented development,” Holleman said. “But the recommendations in this study and in the [original] May Town study are for road widenings on Charlotte Avenue and turn lanes on 51st, which harms the pedestrian access in my neighborhood.”
Monday, May 25, 2009
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