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File #: BL2021-619    Name:
Type: Bill (Ordinance) Status: Passed
File created: 1/26/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 3/16/2021 Final action: 3/16/2021
Title: An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, to amend Chapters 17.24 and 17.40 to add language pertaining to plans for street trees and streetscape, all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2021Z-001TX-001)
Sponsors: Mary Carolyn Roberts, Ginny Welsch
Attachments: 1. BL2021-619 Amendment
Title
An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, to amend Chapters 17.24 and 17.40 to add language pertaining to plans for street trees and streetscape, all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2021Z-001TX-001)
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WHEREAS, The Council of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County has prioritized the preservation of and addition to the urban tree canopy; and

WHEREAS, The Metropolitan Government recognizes the importance of street trees on the health of our environment and the aesthetics of our city; and

WHEREAS, The Metropolitan Planning Department regularly works with communities to plan the future of their major corridors; and

WHEREAS, the citizens of Nashville and Davidson County prioritize the importance of trees in the health and aesthetics of our city.

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

Section 1. That Chapter 17.24 of the Metropolitan Code is hereby amended by adding the following under Article I. - General Provisions:

Upon creation of a plan for street trees and streetscape for a specific geographic area within Davidson County, the Metropolitan Planning Commission shall adopt the plan.


17.24.075 - Plans for Street Trees and Streetscape

A. Review and enforcement. Compliance with a street tree/streetscape plan shall be reviewed and enforced by the urban forester according to the provisions of this section. Where street trees required by an adopted plan are to be located within the public right-of-way, the urban forester shall consult with the director of public works and/or the director of water services, or their designees, in review and enforcement of the plan. A street tree/streetscape plan shall be designated as a layer in GIS and mapping systems, and all parcels affected by a street tree/streetscape plan shall be flagged on all permit...

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