ORDINANCE NO. BL2001-856
An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Article VIII (Urban Design Overlay District) by clarifying where an urban design overlay district may be used, all of which is more particularly described herein (Proposal No. 2001Z-012T).
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
SECTION 1. That Title 17
of the Code of Laws of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson
County, be and is hereby amended by making certain changes in the Official Zoning
Map for Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County, which is made a part of
said Title 17 by reference, as follows:
Article VIII. Urban Design Overlay District
17.36.270 Purpose and intent.
The purpose of the urban design overlay district is to allow for the application and implementation of special design standards
within areas specifically
designated by an adopted subarea plan with the intent of achieving a sense
of place by fostering a scale and form of development that emphasizes
sensitivity to the pedestrian environment, minimizes intrusion of the automobile
into the urban setting, and provides for the sensitive placement of open spaces
in relationship to building masses, street furniture and landscaping features
in a manner otherwise not insured by the application of the conventional bulk,
landscaping and parking standards of this title. Application of this special
overlay district shall be limited to areas specifically identified by a subarea
plan as requiring specialized design standards either to maintain and reinforce
an established form or character of development, or to achieve a specific design
objective for new development. Any application for an urban design overlay
district shall include design goals and objectives that embody this purpose
and intent. (Ord. 96-555 § 9.8(A), 1997)
17.36.290 Design guidelines.
An ordinance creating an urban design overlay district shall include a design plan and associated design criteria of sufficient detail to demonstrate how the design goals and objectives
for the subject area as established by the
adopted subarea plan will be accomplished. (Ord. 96-555 § 9.8(C), 1997)
17.36.310 Development incentives.
To promote the inclusion of properties within an urban design overlay district for the purpose of achieving specified design objectives, the enacting ordinance may establish development incentives.
The form and scope of such incentives
shall be commensurate with the goals and objectives of the adopted subarea plan.
(Ord. 96-555 § 9.8(E), 1997)
17.40.130 Urban design overlay
A. Subarea Plan Basis. Application of the urban design overlay district shall
be limited to those geographic areas specifically designated by an adopted subarea
plan as warranting specialized regulation of design in order to achieve a stated
community objective. B.A. Application for an Urban
Design Overlay District. The applicable goals and objectives of a proposed urban
design overlay district shall be established. by an adopted subarea plan.
An urban design overlay district application shall also include
a detailed design plan and all associated design criteria required to implement
that plan. The form and content of an urban design overlay district application
shall be established by the planning commission. Applications shall be filed
with the planning commission. C. B. Planning Commission
Recommendation. The planning commission shall review a proposed urban design
overlay district application for conformance with the stated design goals and
objectives established by the applicable subarea plan. The planning commission
shall act to recommend approval, approval with conditions or disapproval of
the application. Within ten working days of an action, the commission's resolution
shall be transmitted in writing to the applicant, the metro clerk, the zoning
administrator and all other appropriate governmental departments.
1. Approval. Approval of a proposed urban design overlay shall be based on findings that the stated design goals and objectives
of the adopted subarea plan have
2. Conditional Approval. The planning commission may recommend approval of an urban design overlay district application subject to any conditions deemed necessary to fulfill the goals and objectives
of the subarea plan. All conditions
shall be transmitted in writing to the applicant. The application will not be
considered approved until the applicant concurs with all conditions in writing
and provides all prescribed amendments to the application.
· Remaining subsections D- F are to be renumbered, accordingly.
SECTION 2. 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.
Sponsored By: John Summers, Leo Waters
|Introduced:||October 2, 2001|
|Passed First Reading:||October 2, 2001|
Commission - Approved 9-0 (10/25/01)
Planning & Zoning Committee
|Passed Second Reading:||November 6, 2001|
|Deferred to December 4, 2001:||November 6, 2001|
|Passed Third Reading:||December 4, 2001|
|Approved:||December 5, 2001|