I believe our best option is to form a Coalition of Bellevue Neighborhood Associations and persuade the Planning Commission to disapprove Walgreen's proposed applications. Before we even consider any further development, the traffic studies (being performed by DOT and by Metro) must be completed and a remedy for our very dangerous roadway found! The rumor that Wal*Mart is interested in locating just below our intersection makes it urgent that Poplar Creek organize with other associations quickly and demand with one voice that our intersections be made safe!
By: BETH on 01/05/02
I am inclined to agree with Rouwenhorst and Scoqor. Yes, we can thank Krogers every time we risk our lives attempting to safely exit onto Hwy. 100. Now, can WALLGREENS be trusted? I'd like to believe that the residents of PCE (Poplar Creek Estates) are not to lazy to drive five minutes to the Walgreens on Hwy 70. I feel sorry for Walgreens being "overloaded" with business and having to take over every other corner in Nashville to fix that problem. I do not want Walgreens in my back yard and I am not sure that I want a restaurant that close either.
My delima. I am getting tired of having to say, "thank you Jesus" everytime I make it onto Hwy. 100 safely. I certainly would like a safe intersection for myself and family. However it's sad that we have to make a trade off with Walgreens: our quiet neighborhood for an intersection. What will this do to our property value? More people, more theft, more trash. What will be next? Will Harpeth Valley School parents be even more inclined to park in the neighoood?
What can be done to ensure that any redesign of the Old Harding/Hwy 100 merge or any proposed "close off" does NOT re-direct traffic through our subdivision via Poplar Creek Trace and Collinswood Drive? Both are heavily traveled already. My understanding is that there will be new construction on Collins Road in the future bringing more people to our area needing access to these streets. If so, then my concern is safety (1) with the school and (2) with our own subdivision. Has any thought/study been done on this concern?