FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 14, 2017
LAND DEVELOPERS AND CITY PLANNERS TO LEAD DISCUSSION ON ‘SMART, TARGETED GROWTH’ IN WILLIAMSON
Williamson, Inc. addresses land use planning at Feb. 21 Business Luncheon
FRANKLIN, Tenn.—Smart, targeted growth in Williamson County will be the focus of Williamson, Inc.’s first Business Luncheon of the year on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 11:30 a.m. at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs. The luncheon, presented by Williamson Medical Center, will feature a panel of commercial real estate developers and local city planners who will discuss the intentionality behind managing the county’s rapid commercial development and population growth.
The panelists include:
- Ben Crenshaw, Vice President of Land Planning, Southern Land Company
- Emily Hunter, Director of Planning and Sustainability, City of Franklin
- Victor Lay, City Administrator, City of Spring Hill
A representative from real estate development firm Boyle Investment Company is confirmed to serve on the panel but has not yet been named.
Crenshaw will share a developer’s perspective about the benefits of mixed-use developments, walkability, and Southern Land Company’s efforts to get their projects rezoned for higher density. Crenshaw leads Southern Land Company’s mission to create memorable environments and brings nearly 20 years of experience to his position, including work recognized by the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Urban Land Institute.
Hunter has been with the City of Franklin for nine years, where she previously held the roles of Principal Planner in the Current Planning Division and Long Range Planning Supervisor. Hunter and her team has been instrumental in crafting the city’s Envision Franklin plan, which was adopted in January to serve as a guide for future growth, development and preservation.
Lay provides administrative leadership to the state’s 18th largest county, where the number of building permits, business licenses, and sales tax revenue are on the rise. Lay will speak on the city’s plans to address infrastructure and commercial growth.
Participants may submit questions for the panelists on social media using the hashtag #BizInWillCo.
Luncheon tickets are $40 for members and $60 for non-members and may be purchased at www.williamsonchamber.com. A $5 late fee will be added after noon on Friday, Feb. 17. Contact Griffin Wilcoxon at [email protected] for more information.
About Williamson, Inc.
Williamson, Inc. serves as the chamber of commerce and economic development office in Williamson County. Through community and economic development, Williamson, Inc. uses an innovative approach to building a prosperous business community by offering educational programs, networking events, business services, vocal business advocacy and business growth opportunities. Connect with Williamson, Inc. at www.williamsonchamber.com, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
Contact: Charlane Oliver, Director of Communication, Williamson, Inc.
615-938-7483, [email protected]