Brentwood, TN Rejects Walkable Main Street

The barons of Brentwood, Tennessee find the prospect of people walking to work in nearby offices about as attractive as second-hand smoke in a doctor’s office.
January 31, 2003, 6am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Last week, accompanied by assorted explanations ranging from unknown costs to maintaining traditions, the city council cancelled a carefully developed community consensus for a town center. Brentwood’s a suburb of Nashville, green, rolling, and governed by zoning rules that dictate one house per acre. It’s been that way for 33 years.For a while the formula worked. But in recent years the city’s tax revenue has slipped and the inevitable road congestion this development pattern produces has matured to the point of serious irritation."

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Published on Thursday, January 30, 2003 in Citistates Group
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