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Bill BL2019-8

An ordinance amending Section 17.20.120 of Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code pertaining to the provision of sidewalks (Proposal No. 2019Z-015TX-001).


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

D. Contribution to the sidewalk fund for the council district 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 sidewalk fund for the council district 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. The contribution in-lieu of construction shall be no more than two percent of the total construction value of the permit.

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 shall be sent to the Department of Codes Administration prior to the issuance of a building permit.

Section 2. This Ordinance shall take effect from and after its final passage, and such change shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.


Mary Carolyn Roberts, Angie Henderson, Kyonzté Toombs

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Legislative History

IntroducedOctober 1, 2019

Passed First ReadingOctober 1, 2019

Referred toPlanning Commission
Codes, Fair, and Farmers Market Committee
Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee
Public Works Committee

Public Hearing SetNovember 5, 2019

Deferred to January 7, 2020November 5, 2019

Public Hearing SetJanuary 7, 2020

Deferred to March 5, 2020January 7, 2020

Public Hearing SetMarch 5, 2020

Deferred to April 7, 2020March 5, 2020

Public Hearing SetApril 7, 2020

Deferred to May 5, 2020April 7, 2020

Public Hearing SetMay 5, 2020

Deferred to June 9, 2020May 5, 2020

Public HearingJuly 7, 2020

Deferred to July 7, 2020June 9, 2020

Passed Second Reading-

Deferred to December 1, 2020July 7, 2020

Passed Third Reading-




Next ConsiderationDecember 1, 2020

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

Last Modified: 07/10/2020 2:37 PM