An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing from RM20 to SP zoning for property located at Hickory Hollow Parkway (unnumbered), approximately 1,600 feet south of Mt. View Road, (19.27 acres), to permit up to 350 units and apply appropriate design standards, all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2017SP-032-001).


Section 1. That Title 17 of the Code of Laws of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, is hereby amended by changing the Official Zoning Map for Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County, which is made a part of Title 17 by reference, as follows:

By changing from RM20 to SP zoning for property located at Hickory Hollow Parkway (unnumbered), approximately 1,600 feet south of Mt. View Road, (19.27 acres), to permit up to 350 units and apply appropriate design standards, being Property Parcel No. 188 as designated on Map 163-00 of the Official Property Identification Maps of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, all of which is described by lines, words and figures on the plan that was duly considered by the Metropolitan Planning Commission, and which is on file with the Metropolitan Planning Department and Metropolitan Clerk’s Department and made a part of this ordinance as though copied herein.

Section 2. Be it further enacted, that the Metropolitan Clerk is hereby authorized and directed, upon the enactment and approval of this ordinance, to cause the change to be on Map 163 of said Official Zoning Map for Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County, as set out in Section 1 of this ordinance, and to make notation thereon of reference to the date of passage and approval of this amendatory ordinance.

Section 3. Be it further enacted, that the uses of this SP shall be limited to a maximum of 350 multifamily dwelling units with associated accessory structures limited to a pool, fitness center, and community meeting space.

Section 4. Be it further enacted, that the following conditions shall be completed, bonded or satisfied as specifically required:
1. The development shall be developed as a master deed/horizontal property regime that allows for the sale of individual units.
2. A Traffic Impact Study (TIS) shall be submitted with the submittal of a final site plan. The TIS shall be reviewed by Metro Planning Department staff in conjunction with Metro Public Works, and necessary improvements shall be completed or bonded prior to an agreed upon timeframe, but in no instance shall a final use & occupancy permit be issued without all required improvements in place. The TIS shall take into account existing and approved developments along Hickory Hollow Parkway.
3. The exterior of each structure shall consist of the 100% masonry products as noted below:
 brick
 stone
 and/or cement board siding or a similar material or a combination thereof
 Units shall consist of 20% brick to be focused on highly visible areas, with the remaining 80% being either brick or other masonry products.
4. Building facades fronting a street shall provide a minimum of one principal entrance (doorway) and a minimum of 25% glazing.
5. Vinyl siding, EFIS and untreated wood shall be prohibited materials.
6. Porches shall provide a minimum depth of six feet.
7. A raised foundation of 18”-36” is required for all residential structures.
8. Windows shall be vertically oriented at a ratio of 2:1 or greater, except for dormers.
9. All driveways shall be 100% concrete or asphalt.
10. Only one access point to Hickory Hollow Parkway shall be permitted unless required by the Fire Marshal. With submittal of a final site plan, an access study shall be submitted (which may also be included within the required TIS).
11. Portions of the property that fall within Conservation Policy shall be undisturbed and existing vegetation shall be maintained.
12. Each unit shall have a garage, or shall have assigned space (s) in a surface lot, in according with the parking standards of Table 17.12.030. UZO reductions shall not be applicable when calculating required parking.
13. Dumpsters or recycling containers shall be screened with a masonry enclosure, on all sides which are not used for ingress and egress. Wooden doors shall be provided on one side to allow access to the dumpsters or recycling containers within the masonry enclosure. There shall be a minimum of one dumpster per 50 units provided.
14. A sidewalk and grass planting strip consistent with the Major and Collector Street plan shall be provided along the Hickory Hollow Parkway frontage of the site.
15. The requirements of the Metro Fire Marshal’s Office for emergency vehicle access and adequate water supply for fire protection must be met prior to the issuance of any building permits.
16. The final site plan/ building permit site plan shall depict the required public sidewalks, any required grass strip or frontage zone and the location of all existing and proposed vertical obstructions within the required sidewalk and grass strip or frontage zone. Prior to the issuance of use and occupancy permits, existing vertical obstructions shall be relocated outside of the required sidewalk. Vertical obstructions are only permitted within the required grass strip or frontage zone.

Section 5. Be it further enacted, a corrected copy of the preliminary SP plan incorporating the conditions of approval by Metro Council shall be provided to the Planning Department prior to or with final site plan application.

Section 6. Be it further enacted, minor modifications to the preliminary SP plan may be approved by the Planning Commission or its designee based upon final architectural, engineering or site design and actual site conditions. All modifications shall be consistent with the principles and further the objectives of the approved plan. Modifications shall not be permitted, except through an ordinance approved by Metro Council that increase the permitted density or floor area, add uses not otherwise permitted, eliminate specific conditions or requirements contained in the plan as adopted through this enacting ordinance, or add vehicular access points not currently present or approved.

Section 7. Be it further enacted, if a development standard, not including permitted uses, is absent from the SP plan and/or Council approval, the property shall be subject to the standards, regulations and requirements of the RM20 zoning district as of the date of the applicable request or application. Uses are limited as described in the Council ordinance.

Section 8. 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: Jacobia Dowell

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Introduced: June 6, 2017
Passed First Reading: June 6, 2017
Referred to: Planning Commission – Approved with conditions and disapproved without all conditions (8-0)
Planning, Zoning, & Historical Committee
Public Hearing Scheduled For: July 6, 2017
Passed Second Reading: July 6, 2017
Deferred: July 18, 2017
Passed Third Reading: August 1, 2017
Approved: August 7, 2017
By: Mayor's signature
Effective: August 11, 2017

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