STOP ST ANDREWS LIQUOR STORE REZONING
We, the residents of the Evergreen Farms Subdivision and proximate subdivisions, oppose the request to amend the existing zoning to allow for a liquor store within the strip center under construction at 1725 Saint Andrews Drive.
We demand that the City of Murfreesboro Planning Commission and City Council deny the application for the rezoning.
Liquor stores are a common sight in distressed areas. Evergreen Farms is a residential community that is family oriented with children, schools, churches, and organizations. We do not want a liquor store in the middle of our neighborhood, near our homes and schools. It has been proven to bring down property values, brings unwanted traffic, and causes increased security issues and crime as well as, excess noise, nuisance, and trash.
Our concerns are listed below:
Nearby Elementary Schools -
Cason Lane Academy is 0.9 miles from the proposed liquor store.
1330 Cason Ln, Murfreesboro, TN 37128, (615) 898-7145
Scales Elementary School is 0.9 miles from the proposed liquor store.
2340 Saint Andrews Dr, Murfreesboro, TN 37128, (615) 895-5279
Parking and traffic congestion – There are existing access and safety concerns with the high level of traffic on St. Andrews and Cason Lane. This will exacerbate the problem.
Security, increased crime, and loitering – There is a potential to attract undesirable behavior. Studies show the liquor stores increase crime.