ORDINANCE BL2017-903

An ordinance amending Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, Zoning Code, pertaining to lighting (Proposal No. 2017Z-022TX-001).

WHEREAS, rope lighting poses safety hazards to motorists on arterial and collector streets; and

WHEREAS, to avoid vehicular collisions and pedestrian-vehicular collisions due to visual distractions such as rope lighting, it is appropriate for rope lighting to be prohibited along arterial and collector streets in Metro Nashville and Davidson County.

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

Section 1. That Section 17.04.060.B. of the Zoning Code is hereby amended by adding a definition for “rope lighting” and “string lighting”, as follows:

“Rope lighting” means lighting that is primarily used as a decorative lighting fixture, featuring small light bulbs linked together and encased in a PVC jacket to create a string of lights.

“String lighting” means a series of lights located along a coated wire.

Section 2. That section 17.28.100.C of the Metropolitan Code of Laws is hereby deleted in its entirety and replaced with following Section C:

C. Rope lighting shall not be used on a building, sign, or any property with non-residential zoning located adjacent to an arterial or collector street as identified on the Major and Collector Street Plan. This provision shall not apply to properties zoned as DTC.

Sponsored by: Tanaka Vercher

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

Introduced: September 19, 2017
Passed First Reading: September 19, 2017
Referred to: Planning Commission - Approved (8-0) on 10/26/2017
Planning, Zoning, & Historical Committee
Public Hearing Scheduled For: November 7, 2017
Passed Second Reading: November 7, 2017
Passed Third Reading:  
Approved:  
By:  
Effective:  
Next Consideration: November 21, 2017

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