Building project will move forward

A developer planning a Franklin subdivision isn’t getting $2 million in tax dollars he requested but plans to build the neighborhood anyway.

Developer John Grimmer asked the city redevelopment commission to help pay for infrastructure, such as roads, sewer pipes and utilities, at the 145-home Homesteads at Hillview subdivision he plans at Eastview Drive and Upper Shelbyville Road.

Members of the board and the mayor had said they were against spending that much money, and Grimmer said he might abandon plans for the development because the costs would be too high. But Grimmer now plans to continue with the development, and the city plans to help, but on a reduced level.

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