Supreme Court to hear Metro, BOZA billboard dispute Wednesday

Court to settle standing issue in bizarre case
Jun 2, 2015 7:20 AM

Chestnut Hill homes could become restaurants, cafes

Rezoning of South Nashville parcels would allow reinvented buildings
May 19, 2015 7:00 AM

Commission OKs rezoning for Manning, Belmont projects

The Metro Planning Commission on Thursday voted to approve rezoning for two key projects: The Manning at Belle Meade (read here), pictured, and Evergreen Real Estate’s townhome development eyed for the Blair and Belmont boulevards intersection (read here).

In addition, the commission voted to approve a request to revise the preliminary plan and final site plan that will allow the Metro Development and Housing Agency to undertake a four-story 68-unit apartment building at Cayce Place Apartments in East Nashville.

May 15, 2015 11:22 AM

MDHA seeks rezoning of Bordeaux site for future development

Agency engages neighbors, sees potential for mixed-use options
May 11, 2015 7:08 AM

Metro Codes official joins Baker Donelson

Attorney also had been BZA secretary since '08
Mar 25, 2015 7:17 AM

Brentwood bans Town Center residential

Brentwood commissioners voted Monday night to eliminate residential development options in the city's Town Center district, citing the need to assess the impact of about 400 units that have been completed or are now being built.

"Our infrastructure is scarce and we can't overrun it," Commissioner Mark Gorman said.
"[Brentwood] is a very special suburban city and it's a great place our residents call home ... I can't help what's gone on in Town Center. Now there are ... 403 residential units in the Town Center downtown area. It's unfortunate that it all happened with that Tapestry. Maybe some would have been okay but right now it's too late and we can't fix what's happened."
Mar 24, 2015 2:47 PM

Commission reverses vote in Green Hills land-use matter

The Metro Planning Commission has ruled in favor of a Green Hills couple who had attempted for more than 16 months to stop a project proposed for a lot adjacent to their property.

Specifically, the commission voted 8-0 last week to disapprove a subdivision application that would have allowed for the construction of a home Barabara and Gary Nicholson contended would have been out of scale and character for Clairmont Place.

The commission vote followed Davidson County Chancellor Russell Perkins ruling last October in favor of the Nicholsons, who previously contested a February 2014 Metro Planning Commission vote to allow Van Christian to partition his next-door lot for development purposes.

In his conclusion, Perkins wrote the court reversed the commission’s approving in November 2013 the application by Christian, who wanted to subdivide the property, located at 1510 Clairmont Place, into two lots.

“The application was not properly approved before the Metropolitan Planning Commission by the legally requisite number of votes,” Perkins wrote at the time.

Bill Purcell, an attorney with Jones Hawkins & Farmer, represented the Nicholsons.

“We’re very happy and very relieved,” Barbara Nicholson said. “On behalf of our neighborhood, we’d like to thank Bill Purcell.”

Read more here.

Mar 6, 2015 9:45 AM

Planning Commission puts Music Row redevelopment on long-term hold

Citizen opposition to rezoning request for project on 16th leads to broader response
Feb 12, 2015 8:53 PM

Bill seeks to dissolve East Nashville redevelopment district

Tygard files legislation as property rezoning vote deferred
Jan 22, 2015 4:27 PM

Brothers seek rezoning for 12South properties

Howells want homes to accommodate businesses
Dec 10, 2014 7:00 AM