ORDINANCE NO. BL2016-155

An Ordinance amending Chapter 17.20 of Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code, Zoning Regulations, pertaining to the waiver of a Traffic Impact Study (Proposal No. 2016Z-005TX-001).

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

Section 1. That Section 17.20.140 (Traffic impact studies) of Title 17 of the Code of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Zoning Regulations, is hereby amended by deleting the first literary paragraph of subsection 17.20.140 C. in its entirety and substituting in place thereof the following:

Waiver of a Traffic Impact Study. Any property within the downtown loop formed by Interstate 65, Interstate 40, and Interstate 24 shall be exempt from traffic impact studies. Further, a property owner who can show that a development will not have a significant impact on the transportation system or affect the existing level of service of a roadway or an intersection may seek a waiver of a traffic impact study. Such a request shall be made in writing, and a copy of the written request shall be simultaneously submitted to the member(s) of the Metropolitan Council in whose district(s) the development is located. The written request shall be in accordance with guidelines established by the planning commission. A traffic impact study also may be waived in cases where the applicant and the zoning administrator or planning commission agree on the nature and scope of the applicant's responsibilities for mitigating the impacts of traffic generated by the development. Waivers may be granted only after ten (10) days have elapsed following submission of the written request.

Section 2. That this Ordinance shall 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: Sheri Weiner, Larry Hagar

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

Introduced: February 16, 2016
Passed First Reading: February 16, 2016
Referred to: Planning Commission
Traffic, Parking & Transportation Committee
Deferred Indefinitely: April 5, 2016
Passed Second Reading:  
Passed Third Reading:  
Approved:  
By:  
Effective:  

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