City of Germantown, Tennessee Economic Development

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The BMA granted approval of an outline plan for Glasgow. To learn more about the proposed development and the remaining ...
07/13/2021

The BMA granted approval of an outline plan for Glasgow. To learn more about the proposed development and the remaining approval process, see the post below.

During last night’s meeting, the Germantown Board of Mayor and Alderman unanimously granted approval of an outline plan for Glasgow. The proposed Planned Unit Development (PUD) sits on a 145.42 acre project site and is part of a larger 178.6 acre parcel which was formerly known as the Germantown Country Club.

Since the 1960s the zoning designation of the property has been single-family residential, prior to it being developed as a country club and retained upon the City’s annexation of the property in 1975. The Glasgow PUD is a seven-phase single family residential development consisting of 366 lots. Lots will range from approximately 5,343 to 15,000 square feet with 123 homes reserved specifically for those 55 and older. The proposed development will include a 100 foot wide tree buffer zone around three sides (south, west and east) and an approximately two mile public pedestrian trail with future connections to the existing Wolf River Greenway Trail. Additional amenities within this development include a linear park, club house, pool and pickleball courts.

Following approval of the outline plan by the BMA, the developer will submit a final plan for each phase to be approved by the Planning Commission. Once a site plan is approved by the Planning Commission, the applicant must go back to the BMA for the approval of the final plan and a development contract before work may begin.

The COVID-19 pandemic not only delivered a shock to the global economy, but it also greatly impacted the job market. Whi...
07/06/2021

The COVID-19 pandemic not only delivered a shock to the global economy, but it also greatly impacted the job market. While the economy has made a comeback, the demand for workers still remains high. It is not just restaurants and retailers, even healthcare facilities still have vacancies.

There are plenty of job opportunities among a variety of sectors right here in Germantown. Whether you are a college student looking for a part-time summer job or you are on the hunt for a full-time position, there are opportunities for everyone. To view a list of job opportunities available in Germantown and more information on how to apply, visit Germantown-TN.gov/WhosHiring.

The COVID-19 pandemic not only delivered a shock to the global economy, but it also greatly impacted the job market. While the economy has made a comeback, the demand for workers still remains high. It is not just restaurants and retailers, even healthcare facilities still have vacancies.

There are plenty of job opportunities among a variety of sectors right here in Germantown. Whether you are a college student looking for a part-time summer job or you are on the hunt for a full-time position, there are opportunities for everyone. To view a list of job opportunities available in Germantown and more information on how to apply, visit Germantown-TN.gov/WhosHiring.

What a wonderful opportunity and partnership! Welcome to Germantown The University of Tennessee at Martin!
06/28/2021

What a wonderful opportunity and partnership! Welcome to Germantown The University of Tennessee at Martin!

The City of Germantown’s year to date local option sales tax revenues continue to trend in a positive direction. To lear...
06/08/2021

The City of Germantown’s year to date local option sales tax revenues continue to trend in a positive direction. To learn more, see the post below.

The City of Germantown received $1,185,767 in local option sales tax revenues from the state in May, which is 62% over budget expectations. Sales tax reports from the state are delayed by two months, the growth reflects increased local spending during the month of March.

Germantown’s year to date local option sales tax revenues continue to trend in a positive direction with year to date revenues ahead of last year by $316,094. Sales tax revenues are an important part of the City’s revenue stream. Making up an estimated 23% of budgeted City revenues, sales tax helps fund Germantown Police and Fire departments. Sales tax revenue also helps fund maintenance of parks and greenways, special events and many of the other things that help make the community a great place to live.

Residents can do their part to boost sales tax revenues by shopping and dining locally first. The City of Germantown receives a higher percentage of tax revenue from purchases made within the City. View the latest FY21 sales tax report at https://www.germantown-tn.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/26463/637584034298230000

05/20/2021

Congratulations on this national recognition, Music Box! Keep up the great work!

BIG changes coming to longtime retailer Germantown Hardware with the new owners stating the location in the heart of Ger...
04/08/2021
Germantown Hardware is expanding: Here's what to expect

BIG changes coming to longtime retailer Germantown Hardware with the new owners stating the location in the heart of Germantown is a "...great space to test innovative retail solutions and showcase them..."

Germantown Hardware will add more than 7,000 square feet of retail space and an outside garden center to help better serve residents.

The Germantown Fire Marshal's office has been made aware that a non-licensed company is providing inspections of fire ex...
02/24/2021

The Germantown Fire Marshal's office has been made aware that a non-licensed company is providing inspections of fire extinguishers and kitchen suppression systems in local restaurants. See the post below for more details.

The Germantown Fire Marshal's office has been made aware that a non-licensed company is providing inspections of fire extinguishers and kitchen suppression systems in local restaurants. The company, Young Fire Protection, does not possess the required Tennessee licenses to provide these services. Both the Germantown and Collierville Fire Marshal's offices are working alongside the State Fire Marshal's office to address this issue.

Local businesses that have been falsely inspected by Young Fire Protection are asked to file a formal complaint through the State Fire Marshal's office by visiting tn.gov/fire. In addition, local businesses that have had their extinguishers and suppression systems falsely inspected by Young Fire Protection will be required to have a state licensed company come inspect and re-tag the extinguishers and/or fire suppression systems.

There are a number of properly licensed companies in Shelby County and the surrounding areas that can provide inspections. While the Germantown Fire Department cannot recommend a singular company, here is a list of local companies that are verified through the State Fire Marshal's office:

3 Alarm Fire Protection
7453 Mill Run
(901) 628-4831

Floied Fire Extinguisher and Steam Cleaning Company
3050 Lamar Avenue
(901) 743-3345

ProTech Fire Systems Inc.
5455 Crestview Road, Suite 20
(901) 405-3914

State Systems
1861 Vanderhorn Drive
(901) 531-6550

Just to reiterate, the latest Health Order does NOT apply to Germantown restaurants, as they receive water directly from...
02/19/2021
Shelby County Health Dept., TN

Just to reiterate, the latest Health Order does NOT apply to Germantown restaurants, as they receive water directly from the City of Germantown's independent water system.

HEALTH ORDER AND DIRECTIVE REGARDING MEMPHIS LIGHT GAS & WATER’S BOIL WATER ADVISORY

Germantown restaurants, see the post below for a clarification regarding the latest proposed health directive.
02/19/2021

Germantown restaurants, see the post below for a clarification regarding the latest proposed health directive.

During a press conference on Friday, officials from the Shelby County Health Department mentioned issuing a directive that would require restaurants to close until MLGW's
precautionary Water Boil Advisory is lifted. This closure would NOT apply to Germantown restaurants, as they receive water from Germantown's independent water system.

Further clarification and details will be provided in a new health directive from the Shelby County Health Department, which is expected to be released this afternoon. We will share more updates from the health department as soon as it is made available.

📸: Justin Fox Burks and Huey's Restaurants

The Shelby County Health Department has issued Health Directive No. 18 today. The directive will go into effect at midni...
02/17/2021
Homepage - Shelby Community

The Shelby County Health Department has issued Health Directive No. 18 today. The directive will go into effect at midnight on Saturday, February 20. Health Directive No. 18 further lifts restrictions on businesses, particularly restaurants, that serve the public. See the post below for more details.

When you social distance, wear a face covering, and wash your hands — you’re battling the spread of viruses like COVID-19. Start taking back control and focus on the ‘CO’ that really matters.

Welcome to Germantown, Wolf River Hospitality! Another great addition to the City's East Poplar Avenue District!
02/10/2021
Wolf River Hospitality Group to occupy former steak house

Welcome to Germantown, Wolf River Hospitality! Another great addition to the City's East Poplar Avenue District!

Wolf River Hospitality Group is moving its corporate offices to Germantown occupying the former Mesquite Chop House site on Forest Hill-Irene Road.

Welcome to Germantown, City Silo Table + Pantry! We'll see you Friday at The Shops of Saddle Creek!
01/27/2021

Welcome to Germantown, City Silo Table + Pantry! We'll see you Friday at The Shops of Saddle Creek!

City of Germantown, Tennessee Government
01/20/2021

City of Germantown, Tennessee Government

The Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR) recently released the December Market Report and the Germantown market continues to be favorable for homeowners.

Memphis-area home sales for December increased 10.7% from a year ago and the average sales price was up 17.8%. “To have more total sales in 2020 than the previous year, amid a pandemic, is remarkable,” said 2021 MAAR President Cassandra Bell-Warren. “Across the board – total sales, pricing, and sales volume – the numbers were up from 2019.”

Taking a closer look at the Germantown area, the average sale price in Germantown was up 13.4% from 2019. In addition, year to date total sales price was up 10.3%. "With average sales price up 10.3%, I am ecstatic over the confidence home buyers have in Germantown,” said Germantown Mayor Mike Palazzolo. "These strong growth markers speak volumes to the trust home buyers have in the Germantown market,” added Vice Mayor Mary Anne Gibson.

To browse the most recent home sales statistics, visit www.maar.org/marketstats.

City of Germantown, Tennessee Government
01/12/2021
City of Germantown, Tennessee Government

City of Germantown, Tennessee Government

Who doesn’t love some fried chicken?! The news is out and Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken is coming to Germantown. 😋🍗

Shop Germantown
12/30/2020

Shop Germantown

Here’s a little something to brighten up this gloomy day. Signage is up at the new City Silo Table + Pantry location in The Shops of Saddle Creek! To keep up with the latest news about an opening date, follow City Silo’s social media pages.

12/19/2020
City of Germantown, Tennessee Government

Please see below for a statement from the Shelby County Health Department regarding Health Directive 16.

Happy Saturday, Germantown. Please see below for a statement from the Shelby County Health Department regarding Health Directive 16.

At the current time, we are facing the fall surge of COVID-19 cases in Shelby County. We anticipate that the cases will continue to grow. Therefore, we are exploring all options to reduce transmission in our community.

The document that was released to the media was a draft document for discussion amongst public health officials, health care providers and elected officials. While December 21st was identified as the effective date, it was a draft, proposed date and may change. Locally, we have continued to work together to explore all options that can reduce transmission while balancing economic impact. As the document is finalized, it will be released to the media via the formal, traditional channels.

Here’s some exciting news for your Monday afternoon. Magnolia Soap and Bath Co officially opens its doors in Germantown ...
12/07/2020

Here’s some exciting news for your Monday afternoon. Magnolia Soap and Bath Co officially opens its doors in Germantown on Wednesday!

We’re soooo excited to open our doors in Germantown, TN! Find us near Trader Joe’s on Poplar! 10am-6pm

***FIRST 50 visitors to purchase WINS ONE FREE BAR OF SOAP PER MONTH FOR A YEAR***

7820 POPLAR AVE, GERMANTOWN, TN! Magnolia Soap and Bath Co Germantown

Shop Germantown
10/16/2020

Shop Germantown

Happy Friday, Germantown. We have some great news. The Apple Store located in The Shops of Saddle Creek will officially reopen on Sunday, October 18. For more details, visit https://www.apple.com/retail/saddlecreek/

Work is in progress at the new City Silo Table + Pantry location in Germantown. We are excited for their doors to offici...
08/28/2020

Work is in progress at the new City Silo Table + Pantry location in Germantown. We are excited for their doors to officially open later this fall/early winter.

We’re working super hard to make our Germantown location as rad as we can, so we called in a little extra muscle from the Tashie Twins. We pay them by the hour with smoothies and grilled cheese 🧀

We are aiming to open City Silo in Germantown at Saddle Creek late fall/winter. Stay tuned for updates! @ The Shops of Saddle Creek

Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics
07/29/2020

Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics

After months of extensive renovations our 1400 S. Germantown location is open for regular visits, walk-ins, after-hours, and Saturday walk-in clinic. We can’t wait for you to see what we’ve done with our space!

City of Germantown, Tennessee Government
06/22/2020

City of Germantown, Tennessee Government

The City of Germantown still has a limited supply of personal protective masks from the State of Tennessee to distribute to residents and members of the business community. The Germantown Fire Department will be distributing masks to the business community on Thursday, June 25, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Pickering Center, 7771 Poplar Pike. The community distribution will take place on Saturday, June 27 from 1 to 5 p.m at the Pickering Center.

Masks will be distributed on a first come, first served basis until supplies run out. The masks are available to Germantown residents and Germantown-based businesses only. Residents will be asked to show a valid driver license. Masks are limited to one per individual and a maximum of five per family.

See attached for a map with directions on how traffic will flow through the Pickering Center parking lot. Please use Melanie Smith lane to the west and pull through the parking lot while remaining in your vehicle. GFD personnel will approach your vehicle to verify your information and request details. Once you have obtained your masks, please exit out the driveway to the east behind the Tennessee Genealogy Society.

06/15/2020
City of Germantown, Tennessee Government

Per the recommendation of the Shelby County Health Department, all municipalities within the county, including Germantown, will remain in Phase II of the Back to Business Plan. See the post below for more details.

Per the recommendation of the Shelby County Health Department, all municipalities within the county, including Germantown, will remain in Phase II of the Back to Business Plan. At this time, the Health Department has not established a date for Phase III, as the move will depend on the stabilization of the number of COVID-19 cases.

For more detailed information, please visit the link below.

Per the recommendation of the Shelby County Health Department, the City of Germantown and the rest of the municipalities...
06/08/2020

Per the recommendation of the Shelby County Health Department, the City of Germantown and the rest of the municipalities within the county will remain in Phase II of the Back to Business Plan until June 15. See the post below for more details.

Per the recommendation of the Shelby County Health Department, the City of Germantown and the rest of the municipalities within the county will remain in Phase II of the Back to Business Plan until June 15.

The recommendation comes from the Health Department officials’ careful analysis of data since the move to Phase II on May 19. As the Health Department’s daily reports indicate, Shelby County has seen an increase in daily case numbers, particularly after the Memorial Day weekend. For that reason, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and the Shelby County Health Department have decided to maintain the current COVID-19 response level at this time.

Unless there are extraordinary changes in the metrics between now and June 15, the City expects to be able advance to Phase III on that date, but in the meantime, the Health Department will continue to monitor new cases, positivity rate, reproduction rate, testing capacity, hospital capacity and public health capacity.

To continue to move forward with reopening, we must all do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, workplaces and homes. Per the recommendation of the Shelby County Health Department, it is important that Germantown residents continue to adhere the following precautions:

● Practice social distancing and keep at least six feet away from others.
● Wear a mask or facial covering while in public, at work or around persons from outside of your household.
● Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds.
● Getting tested – there is significant testing capacity in Shelby County, but it is being underutilized.
● Isolate and quarantine – isolation is for those who have tested positive for COVID-19 and quarantine is for those who have been possibly exposed to COVID-19.
● Protect our most vulnerable populations, including nursing/care home residents, senior citizens, individuals who live in congregate settings such as jails or prisons, and individuals with chronic health conditions.

Address

1920 S. Germantown Road
Germantown, TN
38138

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

Telephone

(901) 751-7637

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I am so sad to hear the approval of the 18 lot PUD at Neshoba Farms. I just moved the Germantown in August to find out that the beautiful space behind my home will become a development. We had a little deer who regularly visited our back yard fence line. We love how this area has horses and tons of trees. It truly represented to us The City Of Germantown. Our house is on Tamarack, just east of the PUD. site The people to the west of the area have the two horses that people stop to pet. This medium density development will border their large lot with currently unobstructed views and very old trees. Because of Covid there was not a traditional public meeting and I think many opinions were not heard and therefore other views were not considered by those voting.