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File #: BL2024-183    Name:
Type: Bill (Ordinance) Status: First Reading
File created: 1/30/2024 In control: Government Operations and Regulations Committee
On agenda: 4/2/2024 Final action:
Title: An ordinance to amend Title 16 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws to provide for housing, health, and safety of residents by streamlining Codes provisions related to fireproofing requirements for middle housing creation and conversion, including specifically the creation of a class of Large Unit Homes within the International Building Code and providing for NFPA-13D sprinklers and one-hour fire-resistance-rated separation therefor.
Sponsors: Quin Evans-Segall, Rollin Horton, Jordan Huffman, Ginny Welsch, Jacob Kupin, Sandra Sepulveda, Emily Benedict, Terry Vo, Jeff Preptit, Russ Bradford
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An ordinance to amend Title 16 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws to provide for housing, health, and safety of residents by streamlining Codes provisions related to fireproofing requirements for middle housing creation and conversion, including specifically the creation of a class of Large Unit Homes within the International Building Code and providing for NFPA-13D sprinklers and one-hour fire-resistance-rated separation therefor.
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WHEREAS, the Affordable Housing Taskforce Report dated June 8, 2021 ("Affordable Housing Taskforce Report") called for streamlining for middle housing creation and conversion; and
WHEREAS, Large Unit Homes, as defined hereinbelow, are historically a significant source of middle housing; and
WHEREAS, certain Large Unit Homes currently require fireproofing standards that exceed the health and safety needs of these smaller sized buildings ("Excessive Fireproofing Standards"); and
WHEREAS, Excessive Fireproofing Standards for Large Unit Homes prevent their economic viability and, thus, prevent their creation; and
WHEREAS, the Council of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County hereby finds that combining NFPA 13D sprinkler systems with one-hour fire-resistance-related separation ("New Section 420.11 Requirements") in Large Unit Homes meets the health and safety needs of residents therein without being Excessive Fireproofing Standards; and
WHEREAS, the Council of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County hereby further finds adopting New Section 420.11 Requirements are consistent with the Affordable Housing Taskforce Report's mandate to streamline middle housing creation and conversion.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That Section 16.08.012 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws is amended by adding the following new paragraph at the end of Subsection D:
LARGE UNIT HOME - shall mean a building that:
1. contains three (3...

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