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Resolution RS2019-1721

A resolution requesting that the Metropolitan Planning Commission and the Metropolitan Planning Department amend Chapter 2 of the adopted Subdivision Regulations of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County to require community meetings prior to approval of Concept Plans, or prior to approval of Final Plats when no Concept Plan is required.

WHEREAS, under Tennessee Code Annotated, Sections 13-3-401 and 13-4-301, and in accordance with Article 11, Chapter 5 of the Charter of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, the Metropolitan Planning Commission has sole authority to adopt subdivision regulations and to exercise control over platting and/or the subdivision of land within Nashville and Davidson County; and

WHEREAS, under Tennessee Code Annotated, Sections 13-3-401 through 13-4-309, the Metropolitan Planning Commission is required to adopt subdivision regulations; and

WHEREAS, the existing Subdivision Regulations of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County do not require community engagement in the development process of a proposed subdivision. But the interests transparency, proper development, and an informed citizenry are better served if the Subdivision Regulations actively promote community engagement whenever feasible; and

WHEREAS, a required community meeting prior to approval of a Concept Plan, or prior to approval of a Final Plat when no Concept Plan is required, will allow affected community members to be notified of potential developments in their neighborhoods and to voice timely comments and concerns to property developers applying for subdivisions; and

WHEREAS, increased community engagement from required public community meetings will facilitate the development of subdivisions that are more harmonious with established surrounding neighborhoods.

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

Section 1. That the Metropolitan Council hereby requests that the Metropolitan Planning Commission and the Metropolitan Planning Department amend Chapter 2 of the adopted Subdivision Regulations of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County to require community meetings prior to approval of Concept Plans, or prior to approval of Final Plats when no Concept Plan is required.

Section 2. The Metropolitan Clerk is directed to send a copy of this Resolution to the Director of the Metropolitan Planning Department and to the Chairman of the Metropolitan Planning Commission.

Section 3. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsor(s)

Tanaka Vercher, Mina Johnson, Kathleen Murphy

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Legislative History

Referred toPlanning, Zoning, and Historical Committee

IntroducedMay 7, 2019

DeferredMay 7, 2019

DeferredMay 21, 2019

DeferredJune 4, 2019

Deferred IndefinitlyJune 18, 2019

WithdrawnAugust 20, 2019

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Last Modified: 08/23/2019 10:15 AM