An ordinance to amend Chapters 17.04 and 17.16 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws pertaining to the definition and standards for a kennel/stable. (Proposal No. 2018Z-008TX-001).
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, through Chapter 17.04.060 of the Zoning Code, establishes definitions for “kennel/stable” and “animal boarding facility” and “domestic animals/wildlife” which include similar terms, posing potential risks of confusion between these land uses;
WHEREAS, the land use development standards for a “kennel/stable” have not been updated since the enactment of the modern Zoning Code in 1998;
WHEREAS, further clarification between these land uses is necessary for the health and welfare of affected animals and the general public.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That Section 17.04.060 B General Terms of the Zoning Code is hereby amended by adding the following text at the end of the definition of “kennel/stable”:
A kennel is an establishment for the breeding of dogs and subject to the license and fee requirements of Chapter 8.04 administered by the Board of Health.
Section 2. By amending Section 17.16.175 A by inserting the following additional criterion:
11. Lot size. The minimum lot size for a kennel shall be ten (10) acres.
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.
IntroducedOctober 2, 2018
Passed First ReadingOctober 2, 2018
Referred toPlanning Commission
Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee
Deferred to December 4, 2018November 6, 2018
Public Hearing Scheduled forDecember 4, 2018
Deferred IndefinitelyDecember 4, 2018
WithdrawnAugust 20, 2019
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