Mayor McFarland delivered the ‘State of the City’ Address on Tuesday Evening (Watch)

Mar 21, 2023 at 11:22 am by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Mayor Shane McFarland discussed the City’s major 2022 accomplishments in his latest “State of the City.” The interview / discussion with Public Information Officer Mike Browning can be watched below. 


Mayor McFarland addresses accomplishments and challenges in managing a growing city, particularly infrastructure needs and costs. Among the key highlights of the interview:

  • The Community Investment Trust providing proceeds to the City from the sale of the MED
  • Downtown Redevelopment, including daylighting Town Creek for a future park and Broad Street multiuse re-development 
  • The Notes Live Amphitheater entertainment venue with an anticipated groundbreaking in 2023 
  • The new Municipal Airport terminal as an attractive gateway to the City
  • Solid Waste alternatives to Middle Point Landfill including the design contract with WastAway
  • Road Improvements and bridges to ease traffic congestion including Medical Center Parkway Phase I
  • Richard Siegel Soccer Complex improvements, including the new Indoor Soccer Practice Facility opening in 2023. The ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled Friday, March 24th
  • The planned West Park design following the property swap with Middle Tennessee Electric
  • Greenway expansion in North Murfreesboro providing more trails for the distinctive City feature
  • Public Safety enhancements including MPD Body Cameras, the Mental Health Co-Responder Program, the Homelessness Task Force, and retention, and recruitment  
  • Increasing Water and Sewer capacity for future growth with pump station upgrades and Water Resources Recovery Facility expansion
  • Award-winning recognition in financial reporting and more top-10 rankings


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