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New Leash to sell Hwy. 109 property, expand current site

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New Leash on Life hopes a land sale will allow them to expand and improve their current facility at 507 Jim Draper Blvd. in Lebanon.

Property of 3.64 acres on Highway 109 was originally purchased with assistance from the Patricia McGavock Animal Welfare Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. It was intended to be the home of a new animal shelter; however, due to the high cost of land developing, the project was put on hold.

Now, New Leash has enlisted the help of Capital Real Estate services to sale the acreage. The available property borders the 500,000 square foot porcelain tile manufacturing company that is under construction at the Cherry Farm Industrial Site.

The property listing price is $792,792.

"The sale of the land will allow for its original intention. Proceeds from the sale will be used in renovating the current adoption center location and helping more animals in Wilson County," said New Leash Director Angela Chapman.

"We will add to the front of the building, add to the back of the building and then move the animals to change the current shelter space," she continued. "We want to have it where if an animal is on-hold they are in one space, and then have another space for an animal that could be sick. Also, currently we use a bathtub on concrete blocks for all the washing. We are looking forward to actually having a bathing space."

Other improvements to the facility will include adding a kitten room, indoor/outdoor runs for the dogs, replacing HVAC and improving filtration, meeting space for volunteer trainings, photo room and more.

The expansion will be in three phases.

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