A local group’s offer to buy 711 Newman Way is rejected. On Thursday, March 15, 2007, Robert Williams, owner of 711 Newman Way, said no to a property buyout from the Friends of Nashville Road.
The group offered to pay Williams more than the $327,000 he paid for the property. Williams told the group he had problems with their proposal.
Both sides Met again Thursday night in front of the City-County Planning and Zoning Commission.
Members against the proposed subdivision, known as the Friends of Nashville Road, argued that by allowing Williams to divide the land into four sections, it would destroy the historic beauty of the Corridor to Nashville Road.
Williams attorney, David Broderick told the Commission that legally the proposed subdivision met all technical requirements set forth by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
After hearing both sides, a Commission member made a motion to approve the subdivision plans.
However, without a second to the motion, it failed.
"We're extremely happy with this motion. We believe that a lack of a vote or a lack of an action is a ruling in our favor," said Mike Simpson of the Friends Of Nashville Road.
Simpson said that the group will now meet with their attorney to see where to go from here.
Both David Broderick and Robert Williams declined to speak to WBKO after the ruling.