The Streets of Indian Lake opens this week in Hendersonville, seen by some as future competition to the Cool Springs Franklin area. The story says the developer thinks the project will be larger than the Cool Springs Galleria when completed. Hmmm…not sure about that one. Here is the story reported by Jonathan Martin with WSMV:
“ New Retail Stores Raise Traffic Questions
Developed Expected To Be Bigger Than Cool Springs When Completed
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — The new opening of Hendersonville’s Streets of Indian Lake retail stores is raising questions about whether or not the area can support the influx of traffic.
This weekend, more than 30 stores, along with a movie theater and restaurant, will open along Indian Lake Boulevard off of Vietnam Veterans Boulevard.
City engineers have already noticed the ongoing construction is slowing traffic near the shopping center more than they would like.
Over the next few weeks they will be monitoring congestion with computer models and adjusting timing of lights.
Hendersonville police said they plan to direct traffic for the first few weeks and every Friday and Saturday thereafter.
However, development in this area is not complete. Crews have already cleared out the land across the street for more retail stores, a hotel conference center, condos, homes. When the project is completed, this development is expected to be bigger that Cool Springs Galleria in Franklin.
Officials said they are looking at adding a police substation in the shopping center to help with traffic problems and emergencies.”