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Germantown planning smart growth

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There's more information on their website:

Germantown Smart Growth

It's good to see Germantown get on board with this. It's not perfect, but it is moving in the right direction. It does appear that the embracing of this plan may be more from the desire to grow population and residential/commercial tax base in light of shrinking developable space (and 0 remaining annexation reserve) turn away from sprawl development (which will surely continue in the areas outside the designated "CBD").

Hopefully this will take shape over the next 10-15 years as their "Vision 2020" suggests. I hope it find success and that along the way, the areas outside the CBD are treated with applicably similar development codes.

More importantly, this could also really be a catalyst for the other suburbs (and Memphis/Shelby County) to implement similar goals and codes for redevelopment AND new development. ;)

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While it is great they did this, I wouldn't count on changes too soon. All of this land is already occupied, and there would have to be major financial incentives for developers to tear down what they have and build something new. A big chunk of this land is a brand new shopping center. They aren't just going to tear it down now. Also, Saddle Creek isn't going anywhere anytime soon. It is going to be decades before Germantown looks like this.

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While it is great they did this, I wouldn't count on changes too soon. All of this land is already occupied, and there would have to be major financial incentives for developers to tear down what they have and build something new. A big chunk of this land is a brand new shopping center. They aren't just going to tear it down now. Also, Saddle Creek isn't going anywhere anytime soon. It is going to be decades before Germantown looks like this.

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I read that presentation from top to bottom.

on the germantown/poplar intersection there were proposed building codes of 6-12 floors.. Who thinks that will change toward more like 3-6 floors.

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I read that presentation from top to bottom.

on the germantown/poplar intersection there were proposed building codes of 6-12 floors.. Who thinks that will change toward more like 3-6 floors.

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