Westhaven Town Center complete; incumbents re-elected to Brentwood City Commission and more top news from the Nashville area

Westhaven (Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Westhaven (Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

Westhaven (Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the most popular business and community news from the past week from Brentwood and Franklin in the Nashville area.

Westhaven names new park, celebrates completion of Town Center

The master-planned community was founded 15 years ago and is home to a number of single-family residences, retail, offices and restaurants. Developers marked the build-out of the area with a celebratory event and the dedication of the area's new lakefront park, Magli Green.

GUIDE: 18 places to get breakfast and brunch in Franklin, Brentwood

With warmer weather on the way, spring is a great time to explore local options for a weekend breakfast or brunch.


Williamson County active COVID-19 cases drop to lowest levels since September

The number of active COVID-19 cases has dropped below 400, a level not seen since last September, according to data from the Tennessee Department of Health.

3 incumbents re-elected to Brentwood City Commission

Mayor Rhea Little and commissioners Mark Gorman and Regina Smithson have earned the most votes for the three open positions on the commission.

Brentwood celebrates opening of new police HQ

The Brentwood Police Department will soon move in to its new headquarters on Heritage Way.

Officials with the city hosted a grand opening celebration April 29 for the $29 million, 56,000-square-foot facility that will allow the department to move from its offices at City Hall into its own building.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.


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The Historic Franklin Masonic Hall has been declared a national landmark but faces structural issues. (Courtesy The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County)
Heritage Foundation of Williamson County announces list of 6 historic sites at risk

The foundation has identified several sites in danger of development or deterioration.

Tours will take place throughout downtown Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin Walking Tours launches; deadline nears for Brentwood's best ash tree contest and more top area news

Read the top business and community news from the Franklin and Brentwood areas.

The city of Brentwood will rename a portion of Franklin Road in honor of officer Destin Legieza. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Portion of Franklin Road to be renamed in honor of Brentwood officer Destin Legieza

Leigieza was killed in a head-on collision with an impaired driver in June 2020.

Some trees in downtown Franklin have outgrown their basins. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin BOMA discusses renovating sidewalks in downtown

The project would improve existing sidewalks from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue to remove faded and uneven pavers while providing a wider area of walking space in front of downtown shops.

North Italia offers Italian fare and pizza. (Courtesy North Italia)
North Italia announces opening date for Franklin location

The eatery is expected to open in McEwen Northside in July.

Here are the latest coronavirus updates from Williamson County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Active COVID-19 cases in Williamson County drop to 100; 50% of residents have at least 1 vaccine dose

Half of all residents in Williamson County are now partially vaccinated.

Tours will take place throughout downtown Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin Walking Tours launches with ghost, psychic tours

Tour themes include Downtown Charm, Grim and Ghostly, and Picture Perfect.

The city of Brentwood will accept entries for its ash tree contest through June 15. (Courtesy city of Brentwood)
Deadline approaching for Brentwood's best ash tree contest

The contest is intended to help the city track the destruction made by emerald ash borers.

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Where to get free meals from Williamson County Schools, Franklin Special School District this summer

Students who get meals through schools will be able to receive free meals during the summer from either district.

Buff City Soap opened in Franklin May 6. (Courtesy Buff City Soap)
Five businesses open in Franklin in May; doughnut shop celebrates one year in Brentwood and more top area news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Franklin and Brentwood areas.

The Brentwood YMCA announced in early June it has reached an agreement to sell its property in Maryland Farms. (Courtesy Brentwood YMCA)
Brentwood YMCA gives update on sale of Maryland Farms property

The property is expected to change hands in the next two years.