ORDINANCE BL2017-1029

An ordinance amending Metropolitan Code of Laws Section 17.20.120 to require contributions paid in lieu of the construction of sidewalks to stay within council districts (Proposal No. 2017Z-029TX-001).

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

Section 1. That Section 17.20.120 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws is hereby amended by deleting subsection D in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

D. Contribution to the fund for sidewalks as an alternative to sidewalk installation.

1. When a public sidewalk is required by subsection A, but installation is not required by subsection C of this section, the building permit applicant may make a financial contribution to the fund for sidewalks in lieu of construction. The value of the contribution shall be the average linear foot sidewalk project cost, including new and repair projects, determined by July 1 of each year by the department of public works' review of sidewalk projects contracted for or constructed by the metropolitan government.
2. Any such contributions received by the metropolitan government shall be assigned and designated for implementation of the strategic plan for sidewalks and bikeways, as approved by the planning commission. The applicant's payment shall be allocated within ten years of receipt of the payment within the same council district as the property to be developed; otherwise, the payment shall be refunded to the building permit applicant.
3. Contribution to the pedestrian network as an alternative to sidewalk installation required under this section shall be received by the department of public works and written confirmation of the contribution sent to the department of codes administration prior to the issuance of a building permit.

Section 2. That Section 17.04.060 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws is amended by deleting the definition for “Pedestrian benefit zones” in its entirety.

Section 3. This Ordinance shall take effect July 1, 2018, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsored by: Steve Glover

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

Introduced: December 5, 2017
Passed First Reading: December 5, 2017
Referred to: Planning Commission
Budget & Finance Commmittee
Planning, Zoning, & Historical Committee
Public Works Committee
Public Hearing Scheduled For: January 2, 2018
Deferred to April 3, 2018: January 2, 2018
Passed Second Reading:  
Passed Third Reading:  
Approved:  
By:  
Effective:  
Next Consideration: April 3, 2018

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