An energetic small city set in the idyllic countryside only 30 miles north of Nashville, Gallatin offers the rich variety of recreational, educational, and economic activities you’d expect to find in a bigger city. Gallatin boasts high-paying jobs and low taxes, economic health, a thriving arts scene, and a vibrant retail environment make Gallatin a hub for family life.
LONG AWAITED ALBERT GALLATIN EXTENSION OPENS GALLATIN NEWS - After more than a decade in the making, city and county leaders, along with TDOT, officially opened the new long-awaited Gallatin Albert Avenue extension last week.
The finished project created a corridor between U.S. 31E and SR 109N and other major roads by extending Albert Gallatin Avenue west from Dobbins Pike to a new interchange at S.R. 109 between Old Highway 109 North and Red River Road.
On Tuesday, city council members approved on second reading $45,000 for construction of a signal at that intersection. A study was conducted in 2021 to determine the need for a traffic light. That study came back, saying the signal was marginally warranted.
According to data provided by the Gallatin Police Department, there have been more than two dozen documented traffic crashes at that intersection since the realignment in 2018.
Within a month that project is expected to be under contract. Tuttle said earlier this week it will likely take at least seven to eight months to complete the project, which puts the estimate for installation next spring.
GALLATIN NEWS - An amended ordinance was passed unanimously on second reading July 5. Now, the decision of how many liquor stores can operate within the city will now be based on distance, rather than population size.
The new ordinance calls for a minimum of a one-mile distance between two stores, to be measured by the shortest drivable route to the center of the entrance of one location, to the center of the entrance to another location.
Mayor Paige Brown expressed her opinion of preferring to use the number of residents as a means of measuring the number of liquor stores Gallatin allows. “I still would like to see us limit it by population but I hear the council is not going in that direction,” Brown said.
During a press conference Monday around 3 p.m., fire chief with Gallatin Fire Department Jeff Beaman confirmed that no one was hurt and that there had been no damage to any historic downtown structures.