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Cedar Creek neighbors upset about proposed high rise condos
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

Proposed high rise condos next to the Cedar Creek Marina brought out neighbors in opposition Monday at the Board of Commissioners meeting. 

“I don’t think this development fits the area,” said resident Mike Foust. “It’s a very quiet neighborhood, we’d like to keep it that way.”

The Condominiums at Cedar Creek Point would be located at 9000 Saundersville Road next to Cedar Creek Marina. They will be four floors with units ranging from 821 square feet to 2,260 square feet. There will also be a pool and a boat dock. The Mt. Juliet Planning Commission approved an annexation into the city, a land use plan amendment and preliminary master development plan Aug. 15.  The Board of Commissioners were voting on that annexation and a re-zoning Monday. 

“This is going to be one of the tallest buildings in Mt. Juliet,” said resident Kevin Brown. Brown owns the property right next to the parcel. He said when he bought the land recently, he had no idea that this was a possibility, and even though there will be a buffer, there is no way to buffer the height of the building. 

“Would you want this right next to your home,” Brown asked of the commissioners. 

Several other residents spoke against the project. They had concerns about the road, the effect on the sewer system, the water runoff, and the loss of trees and wildlife in the area. Also, there were concerns about whether the condos would sell.

Commissioner Ray Justice proposed that the neighbors have a meeting with architect and developers, so the items was deferred until that meeting can take place. The meeting is scheduled for Monday Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m.