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Board OKs warrants for mixed-use development

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Excitement within Germantown City Hall continues to grow for the city’s first “true mixed-use development.”
The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously approved three warrants for phases four and five of the Thornwood Development Monday night during their regularly scheduled semi-monthly meeting.
Scheduled for construction at the corner of Germantown and Neshoba Roads, the project is slated to include 258 multifamily apartment complexes on four floors and a cluster of mixed-use developments, including a hotel, restaurants, a jewelry store and office spaces.
Monday night, aldermen approved warrants to allow a single, street level concierge entrance, 266 parking spaces and a civic space for entertainment purposes. Of the parking spaces, 18 will be uncovered. The rest will be in a multi-tiered structure. The single entrance was proposed for security measures.
Noting that the civic space will be maintained by the developer, Alderman Rocky Janda said, “Any time we can add additional civic space that is a good thing. Especially when someone else is going to take care of it.”
Noting that he was “gushing” about the project, Alderman Forrest Owens called the Thornwood Development “satisfying to see.”
“We are finally going to have a true mixed-use project here,” he said. “Something that has retail, offices, open spaces, walking paths and high density residential. This is what we want in our community moving forward to help support our tax base.”

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