Monday, April 26, 2010

Cookeville Planners To Discuss Mobile Home Parks

An effort by Cookeville city officials to convert old mobile home parks into new residential uses will be discussed by the city planning commission tonight. The group will consider granting what's called a "density bonus" to a project being put together by developer Aaron Bernhardt. He is proposing to convert an existing mobile home park to a townhouse complex and -- to encourage that development -- the planning commission will consider allowing him to builld twenty percent more units than would ordinarily be allowed under the existing zone. The project is being constructed on W. 12th St., and city planner James Mills says the density bonus also comes with some additional requirements for the developer. Also tonight, the planning commission will talk about whether to allow a rezoning for an automobile storage lot on Old Sparta Road. The planning department is recommending against it.