April Newsline: Development Through Sewer Upgrades; Obama Proposes Infrastructure Bank and More

April 2009 Vol. 64 No. 4

City’s sewer improvements free up development
Fibertech Networks to install 200 mile fiber-optic network
Obama proposes infrastructure bank
Paul L. Bush Award nominations open

Contractors score 1,100+ miles of new pipeline construction
National Grid to upgrade network
In Memoriam

City’s sewer improvements free up development
New commercial development is coming to Fairview, TN, a city that had been shut out from major development due to an inadequate sewer system as reported in the Nashville Business Journal.

State officials had imposed a moratorium in late 2004 because Fairview’s water treatment system was over capacity. Fairview eventually sold its water and sewer department to Dickson County and paid $3 million for the construction of a new line.

The line along Highway 96 connects to a plant in Dickson County has freed up the city — and developers — to pursue new developments. Premier Development Partners plans to break ground in April on the $5 million Fairview City Center, a four-building retail and medical development directly across from Fairview’s City Hall.

The center will offer 12,300 square feet for a medical building, 16,000 square feet of retail, and parcels for a national pharmacy and a restaurant.

Adjacent to the Fairview City Center, Southstar Development is also putting in a commercial area with a grocery store, retail and restaurants.