Public hearing set for Freetown Dollar General project

The Jackson County Board of Zoning Appeals will conduct a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday for a request for a special exception to allow for a Dollar General store to be built on the west side of Freetown.

That hearing will be during the board’s monthly meeting at the courthouse annex, 220 E. Walnut St., Brownstown.

Developer Curt Rafferty told members of the Jackson County Plan Commission during a meeting in February that the store will be the largest one the Goodlettsville, Tennessee, company operates.

Rafferty of Bowling Green, Kentucky, said the company plans to build a 10,640-square-foot store on the northeast corner of State Road 135 and State Road 58.

The larger store is a result of the company’s demographics department deciding Freetown could use a larger store, Rafferty said. A normal store is 9,100 square feet.

Rafferty said if the special exception to allow for a retail store in an area zoned residential is approved by the county, construction is set to begin in mid-May. It will be finished in 16 weeks unless the weather cooperates allowing for completion in 10 to 12 weeks, he said.

The plan commission voted 8-0 to pass the request for a special exception on to the BZA with a favorable recommendation.