RESOLUTION NO. RS2004-140
A resolution establishing a task force to determine the highest and best use for the downtown Thermal Plant property.
WHEREAS, the site of the former Downtown Nashville Thermal Plant is no longer being used by the Metropolitan Government for purposes of heating and cooling downtown buildings; and
WHEREAS, the Nashville Sounds baseball team has proposed that a downtown baseball stadium be constructed on the Thermal Plant property; and
WHEREAS, the Thermal Plant site has been described as one of the most valuable parcels of real estate in Davidson County; and
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Council desires a healthy and vibrant downtown area, with opportunities for residential development, office and commercial expansion, open space, entertainment facilities, and sporting and recreational facilities; and
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Council further desires to expand the property tax base of the Metropolitan Government; and
WHEREAS, in an effort to progress toward achievement of the above-state goals, it is fitting and proper that a task force be created to seek the highest and best use for development of the Thermal Plant property.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. There is hereby created and established a task force to explore the options and opportunities for the development of the downtown Thermal Plant property and to make recommendations to the Metropolitan Council regarding the highest and best use of the property. The task force shall be charged with the following:
1. To establish
the current fair market value of the Thermal Plant property;
2. To solicit and review any and all proposals for the development of the property; and
3. To report its findings and recommendations to the Metropolitan Council regarding the task force's findings not later than sixty (60) days of convening.
Section 2. The task force will be composed of not more than eighteen (18) members and shall be selected and appointed by the Vice Mayor. The task force shall include a representative from the following:
1. A licensed and
2. A licensed and practicing engineer
3. Assessor of Property or designee
4. A certified public accountant or other person with financial or banking background
5. Director of the Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau or designee
6. Director of the Metropolitan Planning Commission or designee
7. Director of the Nashville Sports Council or designee
8. Director of the Regional Transportation Authority or designee
9. Executive Director of MDHA or designee
10. Member of the Downtown Partnership owning commercial office or retail
11. Member of the Downtown Partnership owning multi-family residential
12. Member of the Nashville Business Coalition
13. President of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce or designee
14. President of the Nashville Hotel/Motel Association or designee
15. Representative of the public relations industry
16. Three members of the Metropolitan Council; one each from the Planning
and Zoning Committee, the Budget and Finance Committee, and the Parks and Recreation Committee.
Section 3. The Vice Mayor shall appoint one of the members of the task force as a temporary chairman for the purpose of calling and presiding over an organizational meeting. At such meeting the task force shall elect one of its members as chairman and may elect such other persons as officers, as it deems necessary.
Section 4. The task force shall meet at such times and places as it may determine and shall give notice of all meetings to the public with the assistance of the Metropolitan Clerk. The task force is specifically authorized to rely upon outside experts in complying with the requirements set forth herein.
Section 5. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Charlie Tygard, Jamie Isabel, Chester Hughes, John Summers, Michael Craddock, Jim Gotto, Vivian Wilhoite, Carl Burch, Edward Whitmore, Parker Toler
Amendment No. 1
Resolution No. RS2004-140
I move to amend Resolution No. RS2004-140 as follows:
1. By deleting the phrase “eighteen (18) members”, wherein it appears in Section 2, and substituting in lieu thereof the phrase “nineteen (19) members”.
2. By amending Section 2 by deleting the following provision in its entirety:
“ 16. Three members of the Metropolitan Council; one each from the Planning and Zoning Committee, the Budget and Finance Committee, and the Parks and Recreation Committee.”
3. By adding the following new provision at the end of Section 2:
“ 16. Four members of the Metropolitan Council; one each from the Planning and Zoning Committee, the Budget and Finance Committee, and the Parks and Recreation Committee, and the district councilmember representing the district in which the Thermal Plant property is located.”
Sponsored by: Rip Ryman
Amendment No. 2
Resolution No. RS2004-140
I move to amend Resolution No. RS2004-140 by amending Section 1 by adding after the phrase “Thermal Plant property” the phrase “by conducting an appraisal and/or comparative market analysis”.
Sponsored by: Eric Crafton
|Referred to:||Public Works Committee|
|Introduced:||January 20, 2004|
|Deferred:||January 20, 2004|
|Deferred to March 16, 2004:||February 3, 2004|
|Amended:||March 16, 2004|
|Adopted:||March 16, 2004|
|Approved:||March 22, 2004|
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