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High-Profile Commercial Developments Underway in Gallatin

The first phase of a new mixed-use development in Gallatin has just been approved by city leaders.

As reported by The Tennessean, Bakers Crossing was officially approved by the Gallatin Planning Commission on September 26, 2016.

The first phase of the approved master development plan will include:

  • a 4-story, 99-room hotel named the Hilton Garden Inn
  • a new conference center
  • up to 6,500 sq. ft. of restaurant space

Bakers Crossing is set to rise along Tulip Poplar Drive on an 8.15-acre lot between Nashville Pike and North Belvedere Drive.

Future phases of the development will include:

  • a second mid-rise hotel, which will also have up to 99 rooms
  • up to 32,600sq. ft. of retail space
  • 7,500sq. ft. of office space
  • an additional 6,000sq. ft. of restaurant and retail space

All of these is consistent with the plans first submitted to the Gallatin Planning Department earlier this year.The developers expect construction of the project to last up to 2019.

The chairman of the Gallatin Planning Commission, Dick Dempsey, expects the new project to boost commercial development in the area.

“This will start some investment there to kind of fill in that vacant property with commercial property,”he said in an interview with The Tennessean.

Bakers Crossing is only one of many other developments to look forward to in Gallatin,some of the most notable of which are:

GAP Inc. expansion

Renowned global retailer GAP Inc. has announced that it will be enlarging its operations in Gallatin over the next 5 years.

The rise of online sales is driving the company to put more of its resources into e-commerce and the company is expected to invest $3.1 million and create over 100 new jobs in its distribution center in the city.

“With the expansion of our presence in Gallatin, we look forward to providing opportunities for members of our valued community,” said Gap Inc. vice president of logistics Kevin Kuntz in a press release.

McDonald’s remodel

Also recently approved by the city’s planning commissioners is a renovation project for the McDonald’s located on West Main St. near downtown.

The project will expand the building by 47 percent and give it additional features such as an enclosed playground and a second drive-through lane that will improve the site’s vehicle capacity.

Construction is expected to take 30 days, during which the fast food restaurant will be closed.

According to The Tennessean, the chain should be reopening its doors in time for the Gallatin Christmas Paradeon December 10.

Volunteer State Bank branch

Another proposal that’s received initial approval from city leaders is a new branch of the Volunteer State Bank.It will sit near the Bakers Crossing development on a 2.4-acre lot at the corner of Tulip Poplar Drive and Nashville Pike.

New subdivision

Plans for a new community by Parkside Builders also received initial approval earlier this year.The proposed 61.5-acre, 322-home development will be located at the corner of Big Station Camp Boulevard and Bison Trail.

Homes there will be priced from $175,000 to $330,000 and will be marketed towards baby boomers, millennials, retirees, and young families.

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