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‘Win-win’ Harmony senior living plan presented to Town

Seeing a need for more senior living options, Farragut IL-AL Investors, LLC, and Smith/Packett, a family-owned senior living development company, presented Harmony at Farragut, a comprehensive senior living community to Town leaders.

Basic features of the proposed community, which would be placed on 11.38 acres owned by local developer Doug Horne, were presented during the Town’s Staff/Developer meeting Tuesday morning, Nov. 29.

(Horne is owner of Republic Newspapers, Inc., parent company of farragutpress)

“The way (S/P) positioned this, to me, benefits all the parties involved,” said Michael Patterson, Horne Properties, Inc., executive vice president, representing the Hornes and HPI.

The property is located along Village Commons Boulevard, between The Villages of Farragut, 230 Village Commons Blvd., and farragutpress, 11863 Kingston Pike — and north of Ingle’s.

“I think it’s a win-win for all three parties,” Patterson said. “It’s a win for Horne Properties, Inc., Smith/Packett and the community.

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Campbell St. Inn uses explored by Hobbs group

Potential uses for Farragut’s historic Campbell Station Inn currently are being reviewed by a new working group put together by Trevor Hobbs, assistant to the Town administrator.

The group met for the first time Wednesday, Nov. 30, on the main floor of the building, which has been owned by the Town since 2012. The Inn has been structurally stabilized in the years since and had some non-original portions removed, while the surrounding grounds have been turned into the Mayor Ralph McGill Plaza, named for Farragut’s late mayor and leader of the effort to preserve the home and site.

Previous committees and various community input surveys have suggested many uses for the Inn — including a café, brewery, museum, bed and breakfast, art gallery/exhibit space, special event venue or welcome center.

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Balancing act with nearby residents as CCS athletics seeks to grow

With a site plan by First Baptist Concord to build a new fieldhouse and make athletic field improvements, seven residents living around the church, 11704 Kingston Pike, expressed their concerns during a Farragut Municipal Planning Commission Staff/Developer meeting in Town Hall Thursday, Nov. 29.

“Some of the residents I talked to are concerned about the noise and making sure there are no loudspeakers,” Town Community Development director Mark Shipley said.

“I know, working with you all (FBC), you’re trying to be good neighbors.”

However, “That probably needs to be clearly addressed on (the site plan) because … you are kind of taking it to another level,” he added.

“We have legitimate concerns,” said Belleaire subdivision resident Jeanne Brykalski with Farragut Neighborhood Preservation Partnership.

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‘Hallmark’ November Town Sampler champ

Local resident Penny Walsh, right, stands with Linda’s Hallmark store manager April Moss as she accepts the prize package from Shop Farragut’s Town Sampler contest as the November winner.

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KCSO reports

• At 3:43 p.m., Monday, Nov. 28, a complainant called KCSO North Precinct to report fraud false pretense at Mobil convenience store, 11946 Kingston Pike. Value of loss was listed at $38,800. Complainant said he received notification from Global Cyber Services advising he needed to call his bank, SouthEast Bank, due to his computer being hacked.

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