new story posted at the web site of the Mt. Juliet News. [Registration required, but it’s free]
The county-owned, 12-acre former elementary school site and premium piece of real estate in Mt. Juliet has been appraised at $3.4 million, according to Wilson County Mayor Robert Dedman.
“The county has owned it for years, and I was told last night it was just appraised at $3.4 million,” Dedman said. “I’ve had several calls from real estate people interested in it, but we put it off for the reappraisal. Mike Jennings [county attorney] has a list of the people interested, and I think the county commission is ready to let it go.”
Dedman noted the asking price would most likely be $3.5 million.
Best quote from the story comes in the follow-up section on the Town Center Overlay zoning restrictions that currently apply to the site:
“When I was campaigning [for her second term as Mayor], someone told me there were problems with the Town Center Overlay,” she [Mayor Elam] said Tuesday. “I had never heard of such issues, but thought it should be looked at again a few years later from when it was conceived.
Really? Up until the campaign, Mayor Elam had never heard of any problems with the Town Center Overlay? Gosh. It’s a good thing somebody told her during the campaign, so she could leap into action three months later.
On another note, it doesn’t sound like the county will be interested in selling the site to the City for $1,050,000 [or $2,000,000].