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$1.6 million grant makes new Music City Star station possible

LEBANON, Tenn. -

It won't be long and the Music City Star will be making a second stop in Lebanon.

A $1.6 million dollar federal grant is making the new stop for the Music City Star at Hamilton Springs a reality.

The developers of Hamilton Springs had the plan from the beginning.

"We got the idea to have a train station, to have it as a transit oriented community which is something Tennessee never has had before," Rick Bell co-owner of Horn Springs Development Inc. told Nashville's News 2.

The new station will be the seventh for the Music City Star.

"It's going to have a train depot, it's going to have a kiosk, coffee shops and some places for people to relax under a shelter," said Bell.

The Hamilton Springs community has been designed to center around the future train station west of Lebanon.

The apartment community opened there last fall, and Bell says there is already a waiting list. Hamilton Springs is approved for up to 2,500 residential units and 350,000 square feet of commercial, retail and office space.

The grant will cover about 80% of the cost for the train station.

"It's not just for Hamilton Springs it's for the city of Lebanon."

Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2015. They plan to finish by the end of the year.

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