The plan has received a negative recommendation from Mt. Juliet’s planning commission. However, Mayor and planning commission member Ed Hagerty has praised the “quality” of the Jackson Hills project, and fears that denial could mean less desirable development in the future.
A number of Mt. Juliet residents have expressed concerns about increased traffic and infrastructure strain in the mostly rural community. City Commissioner Ray Justice called Jackson Hills a "great subdivision," but said roads, schools and city services aren’t ready for the additional homes. “We don’t have to say no to these folks, but we do need to say not now,” Justice told planning commissioners. "We've got to slow it down folks."