Tue, Aug 22|
MTSU School of Concrete and Construction
PlanRutherford Town Hall
Join Mayor Joe Carr and the Rutherford County Planning Commission for a town hall on Tuesday, August 22 at MTSU. The event is part of the ongoing PlanRutherford initiative to update the county's comprehensive plan.
Time & Location
Aug 22, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
MTSU School of Concrete and Construction, 1727 Blue Raider Dr, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, USA
About the Event
Mayor Joe Carr and the Rutherford County Planning Commission invite members of the public to participate in a town hall on Tuesday, August 22 at Middle Tennessee State University. The event is part of the ongoing PlanRutherford initiative to update the county's comprehensive plan. Brooks Lamb, author of "Love for the Land: Lessons from Farmers Who Persist in Place," will headline a program that will include several key business and community leaders.
PlanRutherford Town Hall
PlanRutherford was launched in 2022 to provide an opportunity for members of the public to work with their community leaders to address challenges related to recent growth while preparing the county for the future. Rutherford County’s population has increased by nearly 700 people per month since 2010 and is projected to exceed half a million people by 2045. Determining where residents will live, work, and go to school is a key component of the countywide comprehensive plan. Input received throughout this process will inform recommendations for land use policies, economic development strategies, open space priorities, and capital improvement programs aimed at addressing traffic congestion, local school capacity, and other government services and utilities.
The town hall will offer attendees a chance to review and comment on the initial findings from prior community meetings and learn more about regional growth forecasts and the possible opportunities and challenges that will come with the anticipated change.
The keynote presentation by Brooks Lamb will address the importance of preserving farmland and open space through coordinated local planning efforts such as PlanRutherford. Throughout the process, Rutherford County residents have expressed their desire to see additional effort put into protecting rural countryside and natural resources within one of the fasting growing counties of the nation. The presentation will be followed by a panel of local community and business leaders who will share their perspectives on the appropriate balance between preservation and economic development.