Spring Hill Chamber members,
The City of Spring Hill election day is April 8th. Our Chamber, through the Committee on Political Affairs, has hosted various events and shared candidate information for the purpose of educating voters, both business owners and the general public. The chamber’s position during election season is the same as every season, to fulfill our mission of positively influencing our business culture to create a better Spring Hill. While election season can sometimes get tense or heated, our committee would like to share a focus on the positive strides our city has made in the past few years:
– TDOT awarded the Design-Build contract to Bell & Associates in Nashville, Tennessee, and the projected completion date for Spring Hill’s new gateway is May 2023. The project includes the extension of Buckner Road from Buckner Lane to Lewisburg Pike across I-65 with a Diverging Diamond Interchange. The City of Spring Hill kickstarted the project with a $25 million BUILD grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation in late 2018.
– Saturn Parkway extension to Beechcroft along with a bridge over the railroad tracks to help with public safety.
– General Motors is awarded and announces their $2B investment into its Spring Hill manufacturing facility. Effective immediately, GM will begin extensive expansion of its paint and body departments, as well as a complete overhaul of its general assembly line to accommodate production of the brand new Cadillac Lyriq. The Spring Hill plant now becomes GM’s third U.S. electric car factory following the Orion Assembly and Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plants in Michigan.
– September 8, 2020 marked the completion of years of planning for the Duplex Road widening project, a monumental joint effort between the City of Spring Hill, Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Eutaw Construction Co. The Duplex Road widening project stands as the largest, locally managed project in TDOT History. Two hundred and seventeen (217) right-of-way (ROW) acquisitions were negotiated by the City, and TDOT arranged for Ms. Stahl and City Administrator Victor Lay to attend its ROW class in Knoxville and participate in training. Additionally, this project was granted a special burn permit by TDOT to burn three of the houses obtained in the name of the State of Tennessee. The City utilized these controlled burns for training of Spring Hill Fire Department as well as six other area fire departments with 75 firefighters participating. Duplex Road (SR-247) is a major East-West connector through the City of Spring Hill, providing access to numerous residential developments. Work officially began in August of 2006 to widen the roadway providing for standard-width travel lanes in each direction, center turn lanes, new shoulders, as well as vertical alignment corrections.
– Highway 31 becoming a TDOT priority and added to the state 3 year plan.
– Created a vision and spearheaded efforts to create the Downtown Historic District Project in collaboration with Spring Hill Historic Commission to move forward with creating a Downtown square district.
– A significant impact fee increase to help fund infrastructure needs.
– Mayor Graham supported the forming of the Sports Complex Task Force to build relations, begin discussions and develop plans for building a Spring Hill City multi-use Sports Complex.
– Some of the more successful economic and residential development projects over the past 8 years of the current administration include; Shops at Campbell Station, Autumn Ridge, Southern Springs Retirement Community, The Crossings, Port Royal Area Development and Expansion, Cherry Grove, The Laurels at Town Center, Tri-Star Medical, Beechcroft Expansion, Continuation of Saturn Parkway, Port Royal South Development, Benevento, Revamp of King’s Creek, Wades Grove, Shirebrook, Grand Reserve, Derryberry Estates, Hampton Inn, Morning Pointe, Harvest Pointe, and Fisher Park at Port Royal.
As you analyze the candidates and go to the polls, we hope you are considering the best candidates for keeping Spring Hill moving forward in partnership with the business community and chamber of commerce. If you have any questions regarding the upcoming election, please feel free to reach out to Executive Director Rebecca Melton, firstname.lastname@example.org, or COPA Chair Bruce Hull, email@example.com.
Please continue to reference and share our election webpage which contains candidate information and election FAQ’s.
Let your voice be heard and GO VOTE!
Committee On Political Affairs (COPA)
Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce