ORDINANCE NO. BL2014-741

An Ordinance amending Chapters 17.12 and 17.40 of Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code, Zoning Regulations, pertaining to Floor Area Ratio (FAR) within the Urban Zoning Overlay District, which is more specifically described herein (Proposal No. 2014Z-014TX-001).

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1. That Title 17 of the Code of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Zoning Regulations, is hereby amended by amending Section 17.12, Table 17.12.020B by adding “See Note 8” under “Max. FAR”.

Section 2. That Title 17 of the Code of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Zoning Regulations, is hereby amended by amending Section 17.12, Table 17.12.020B by adding the following new note under said table:

Note 8: Floor area bonuses are available within the Urban Zoning Overlay for all zoning districts with the exception of the AG, AR2a and all Single-Family and Two Family districts (See Section 17.12.070).

Section 3. That Title 17 of the Code of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Zoning Regulations, is hereby amended by amending Section 17.12, Table 17.12.020C by deleting all citations of “See Note 2” for zoning district under “Max. FAR”.

Section 4. That Title 17 of the Code of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Zoning Regulations, is hereby amended by amending Section 17.12, Table 17.12.020C by adding “See Note 2” under “Max. FAR”.

Section 5. That Title 17 of the Code of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Zoning Regulations, is hereby amended by amending Section 17.12, Table 17.12.020C by deleting Note 2 under said table and replacing with the following note:

Note 2: Floor area bonuses are available (1) for the MUI district, and (2) within the urban zoning overlay district for all districts with the exception of SCN, SCC, SCR, IWD, IR and IG (See Section 17.12.070).

Section 6. That Title 17 of the Code of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Zoning Regulations, is hereby amended by amending Section 17.12, Table 17.12.020D by deleting “See Note 1” under “Max. FAR” and replacing with “See Notes 1 & 5”.

Section 7. That Title 17 of the Code of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Zoning Regulations, is hereby amended by amending Section 17.12, Table 17.12.020D by adding the following note under said table:

Note: 5 Floor area bonuses are available within the Urban Zoning Overlay for all zoning districts (See Section 17.12.070).
Section 8. That Title 17 of the Code of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Zoning Regulations, is hereby amended by amending Section 17.12.070 by adding the following new subsection G.:

G. Special Floor Area Ratio (FAR) Regulations for All Uses (Excluding Single-Family and Two-Family Dwellings) Within the Urban Zoning Overlay District:

1. In all districts, a principal or accessory structure may exceed the Floor Area Ratio (FAR) permitted by this section or by Tables 17.12.020B, 17.12.020C, and 17.12.020D based on the review and approval of a Special Exception by the Board of Zoning Appeals.

2. An applicant shall provide evidence to the board as provided in Section 17.12.060.F.3 that the proposed building FAR shall not create an adverse impact on adjacent properties nor detract from a strong pedestrian-friendly environment.

3. The board shall consider a recommendation from the Historic Zoning Commission, if the property is located within an historic overlay district, and Planning Commission as provided in Section 17.12.060.F.4.

Section 9. That Title 17 of the Code of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Zoning Regulations, is hereby amended by amending Section 17.40.340 A by deleting the following language:

Table 17.12.020.C (floor area ratio [FAR])

Section 10. 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: Walter Hunt, Steve Glover

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

Introduced: April 1, 2014
Passed First Reading: April 1, 2014
Referred to: Planning Commission
Planning & Zoning Committee
Deferred Indefinitely: May 6, 2014
Passed Second Reading:  
Passed Third Reading:  
Approved:  
By:  
Effective:  

Requests for ADA accommodation should be directed to the Metropolitan Clerk at 615/862-6770.