Jim Bertram, regional director of Corporex Energy Solutions LLC, presented council with plans for a 100-room, four-story Candlewood Suites Hotel on a 26.916-acre tract north of Discount Drug Mart on SR 43. Bertram told council they want to break ground in August and be under roof before November snowfall.
Corporex was founded by The William P. Butler Construction Company in 1965 and has developed over 18 million square feet of Class A office and industrial space. Bertram said the company owns 21 hotels and manages 60. The home office is located in Covington, KY.
“We are aggressive builders but build good quality,” said Bertram. “We are a very community friendly company and plan to bring retail, commercial and multi-family single homes to the area.”
Bertram explained the hotel drive will be north of the current underground pipelines and they are working with Tennessee Gas to not encroach on their easements.
Read more here.An ordinance approving the subdivision of the tract currently owned by Mary Lou McClelland was scheduled to be presented to council as an emergency but could not be addressed due to lack of council members in attendance. The ordinance would have divided the property into a 2.990-acre tract and the remaining 23.926-acres. The Planning Commission met and recommended allowing the subdivision.
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