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Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint coming to MJ
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The planning commission approved a site plan for Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint, and the changed the land use plan for a property that will house upscale apartments in their meeting Thursday. 
There is a Martin’s Bar-B-Que in Nolensville, and it has gained some national recognition. The restaurant was featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” It is known around the area, and several people make special trips to Nolensville just to eat there. It will be located at the Shoppes at Providence West, which will be behind Walgreens and Steak and Shake across from Providence. 
The commission also approved the changing of the land use to a property in Paddocks from thoroughfare commercial to high density residential. It will be the future home of Pleasant Grove Pointe, a high-end apartment complex if it passes second reading at the city commission meeting. 
“It looks appropriate that it would be in that category,” said Commissioner Phil Smartt.
Chairman Luke Winchester was worried that if it doesn’t pass the city commission, then the land use will be changed. 
“If it didn’t pass the board of commissioners, we would want it to default back,” said Winchester. 
The fear is that it will be changed and they would not be able to put a commercial building in that spot. City Attorney Jason Holleman said that it could be fixed if it did not pass. 
A Town Center Retail project final plat and site plan were also approved. Town Center is where the former Mt. Juliet Elementary was, and where the new Physician’s Plaza is being built. The plat had several spots for retail outlets, and even restaurants to be placed there. 
The commission also changed a property owned by Jerry Knoch on Lebanon Road from high density residential to thoroughfare commercial. 
The commission also approved a minor site modification for the final master development plan to Providence Landing, and a preliminary plat for phase two of the development. 
A site plan for Lexon Office Insurance was also approved.