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20 hours ago, jmtunafish said:

In 2017 Cookeville broke all its previous records by issuing 430 building permits worth $78.5 million.  In 2018, it issued 505 building permits worth $226.5 million.  While this would be considered small change in Nashville's sphere, this makes Cookeville the fastest-growing construction zone in the state outside of the Nashville MSA.  County Mayor Randy Porter came up with a few collages of some of the larger projects completed or started in 2018:

 

Some of the bigger things coming up in 2019:

  • Shopping center (Food City?) on 10th Street @ Hwy 111.
  • Shopping center (another Food City?) on Hwy 70 in Baxter.
  • Entertainment complex (bumper cars, laser tag, bowling, etc.) on Walnut Ave behind Publix.
  • New police headquarters.
  • New elementary school.
  • Holiday Inn on Willow Ave.
  • Hilton hotel/conference center downtown (this one has been taking its own sweet, aggravating time).
  • Downtown parking garage.
  • $150 million ceramics factory in Baxter.
  • Continued expansion of SAIC's cybersecurity technology gateway in downtown Cookeville
  • Oculus Software's new facility in the Highlands Business Park
  • Colorobbia's new labs in the Highlands Business Park

It is quite amazing that all of this is going on in Cookeville.  That doesn't even count the flurry of construction going on at the TTU campus!  Still no Target, though.  I guess they...

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Preliminary plans have been revealed for Cookeville's new police HQ which, unfortunately, won't be located downtown but rather on Neal Street across from the local Vol State campus.  Cookeville's current police HQ is in the basement of the performing arts center downtown and was built when Cookeville's population was about 1/3 what it is today.

The current police station courtesy of Google Street View (circled in blue):

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The new police station which should get started later this summer:

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The Cookeville micropolitan area was the 9th highest-gaining in the country last year according to the Census Bureau.

The top 10:

micropolitan area...2018 population...1-year increase

  1. Bozeman MT...111,876...3,220
  2. Jefferson GA...70,422...2,706 (part of Atlanta CSA)
  3. Kalispell MT...102,106...2,014
  4. Dunn NC...134,214...1,985 (part of Raleigh-Durham CSA)
  5. Williston ND...35,350...1,955
  6. Cedar City UT...52,775...1,953
  7. Fernley NV...55,808...1,893 (part of Reno CSA)
  8. Shelton WA...65,507...1,706 (part of Seattle-Tacoma CSA)
  9. Cookeville...112,669...1,636
  10. Moses Lake WA...97,331...1,510
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23 hours ago, memphian said:

Wow! The Rec/Fit center is quite large. I really need to get up that way soon. I meant to go to the International SAE Baja Competition but the rain kept me away.

Come on the weekend, or plan to walk from the outskirts.  Kidding...not kidding.

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HGTV's House Hunters has filmed an episode in Cookeville which will air tonight at 9pm Central time.  It's of a couple who sold their home in Los Angeles and moved to Cookeville, seeking lots of space for a growing family.  I'm curious how they'll portray Cookeville:  a hayseed hick town, or an attractive little city.

https://www.hgtv.com/shows/house-hunters/episodes/going-country-in-cookeville

 

The city is updating its pedestrian plan to include a lot more bike paths and bike lanes throughout the city.  We all know how government plans go, but supposedly this will be in place by 2030:

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https://www.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=472cad3e41764335a50b95fd85a86363

 

Another mural has been painted on the side of a building downtown.

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Some of the others on the same street (Cedar Avenue):

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2 minutes ago, jmtunafish said:

HGTV's House Hunters has filmed an episode in Cookeville which will air tonight at 9pm Central time.  It's of a couple who sold their home in Los Angeles and moved to Cookeville, seeking lots of space for a growing family.  I'm curious how they'll portray Cookeville:  a hayseed hick town, or an attractive little city.

https://www.hgtv.com/shows/house-hunters/episodes/going-country-in-cookeville

 

The city is updating its pedestrian plan to include a lot more bike paths and bike lanes throughout the city.  We all know how government plans go, but supposedly this will be in place by 2030:

image.png.2f4594271db31ccddacd25a86042a7d6.png

https://www.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=472cad3e41764335a50b95fd85a86363

 

Another mural has been painted on the side of a building downtown.

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Some of the others on the same street (Cedar Avenue):

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HGTV House Hunters typically shows the places they film in a good light. Each episode is almost a commercial for the town it’s filmed in. 

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When I lived in Cookeville for 6 years, I always used to say that the town slogan should be "It's all good in Algood!"

Glad to see that this "essentially-a-Cookeville-neighborhood" is catching on.

As an aside, Dogwood park is quite nice, too.

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