ORDINANCE NO. BL2007-1531
A request to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, to allow the floor area of parking garage liner buildings fronting a public street or public space to be exempt from the calculation of floor area ratio (Proposal No. 2007Z-109T).
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNTY OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
SECTION 1. By amending Section 17.04.060 B. “Definitions of General Terms” of the Metropolitan Code by adding a “liner building” definition as follows:
“Liner building” means a building specifically designed to mask a parking garage or structure from a frontage on a public street or public space.
SECTION 2. By amending Section 17.12.070 “Special Floor areas ratio (FAR) provisions” by adding a “Section F” as follows:
F. Parking Garage Liner Buildings. Within the CC, CF, ORI and all mixed use districts, parking garages or structures fronting a public street or public space may be masked by a liner building a minimum of 20 feet deep. The first 20 feet of depth of the liner building shall be occupied by office, residential or other nonparking commercial uses. A minimum of 50 percent of the wall area of the street level or public space level shall be glazed, and a minimum of 25 percent of that wall area of upper levels shall be glazed. The floor area of any liner building shall be excluded from the calculation of floor area ratio.
SECTION 3. BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, that this ordinance take effect immediately after its passage and such change be published in a newspaper of general circulation, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Mike Jameson
|Introduced:||June 5, 2007|
|Passed First Reading:||June 5, 2007|
Commission - Approved 7-0-1
(May 24, 2007)
Planning & Zoning Committee
|Passed Second Reading:||July 10, 2007|
|Passed Third Reading:||July 17, 2007|
|Approved:||July 23, 2007|
|Effective:||July 25, 2007|