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File #: BL2021-620    Version: Name:
Type: Bill (Ordinance) Status: Passed
File created: 1/26/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 5/18/2021 Final action: 5/18/2021
Title: An ordinance amending Chapters 17.36 and 17.40 of Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code to create a Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit (DADU) Overlay District. (Proposal No. 2021Z-002TX-001).
Sponsors: Burkley Allen, Sean Parker, Ginny Welsch, Freddie OConnell, Brett Withers, Brandon Taylor, Emily Benedict, Zulfat Suara
Title
An ordinance amending Chapters 17.36 and 17.40 of Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code to create a Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit (DADU) Overlay District. (Proposal No. 2021Z-002TX-001).
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WHEREAS, the relative lack of affordable housing in the center-city of Nashville is an obstacle to living close to jobs and educational opportunities; and
WHEREAS, the fastest growing demographics in Nashville are in households without children, who frequently do not require a large dwelling unit; and
WHEREAS, NashvilleNext Plan envisions increased density along major corridors into and around the city while preserving the character of existing neighborhoods as the corridor housing transitions into the surrounding neighborhoods; and

WHEREAS, Public transit along these corridors is a more effective and environmentally friendly way to commute to work or other destinations, and can provide opportunities for residents to live without a car; and

WHEREAS, Many neighborhoods have downzoned from R to RS to reduce the economic pressure to demolish existing homes and replace them with two full size homes on a single lot; and

WHEREAS, Many homeowners in RS zoned areas have expressed a desire to add a detached structure to their home that can be used in a variety of ways, including for long-term rentals, that can be "neighborhood friendly" with a properly designed overlay; and

WHEREAS, a Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit can provide additional income allowing some homeowners to remain in their homes despite gentrification and rising costs; and

WHEREAS, Overlays are generally implemented with majority support of the affected neighbors, giving existing homeowners say in their housing opportunities and in their neighbors' opportunities.

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

Section 1. That Chapter 17.36 of the Metropolitan Code is hereby amended by adding the following new Article XIV entitled "Detache...

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