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File #: BL2021-869    Name:
Type: Bill (Ordinance) Status: Third Reading
File created: 8/26/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 10/19/2021 Final action:
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 refine the urban design standards within Chapter 17.37, Downtown Code, relating to permitted fa?ade materials, all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2021Z-007TX-001). THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE REQUIRES CERTAIN MATERIALS TO BE RESTRICTED IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS.
Sponsors: Freddie OConnell
Attachments: 1. Substitute BL2021-869
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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 refine the urban design standards within Chapter 17.37, Downtown Code, relating to permitted fa?ade materials, all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2021Z-007TX-001). THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE REQUIRES CERTAIN MATERIALS TO BE RESTRICTED IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS.

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WHEREAS, The Council of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County adopted the Downtown Code (DTC) on February 2, 2010; and
WHEREAS, The Metropolitan Government recognizes the importance of updating, clarifying, and refining the Downtown Code (DTC) standards to encourage high quality, sustainable urban development; and
WHEREAS, the DTC standards provide opportunities for businesses to thrive, while enhancing the character of Downtown through mixed-use development, housing choices, and commercial and entertainment opportunities; and
WHEREAS, the refinement of the DTC standards will continue to ensure a quality urban experience for the citizens and businesses of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County; and
WHEREAS, The DTC requires updates from time-to-time as downtown continues to grow and evolve as a neighborhood.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1: That Chapter 17.37 of the Metropolitan Code is hereby amended by adding a new section entitled "Materials" prior to the "Auto-oriented canopies and awnings" section on page 68 of DTC as follows:
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* All fa?ade materials, exclusive of clear fenestration, shall be high quality and selected from the following list: masonry, masonry panels, textured metal, metal paneling, precast concrete, precast concrete panel, fiber cement panel, fiber cement siding, spandrel glass (on upper stories only), or materials substantially similar in form and function. This requirement appli...

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