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File #: BL2024-185    Name:
Type: Bill (Ordinance) Status: First Reading
File created: 1/30/2024 In control: Planning Commission
On agenda: 4/2/2024 Final action:
Title: An ordinance to amend Section 6.28.030, Section 13.12.110, and Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County relative to the creation of the "residential scale multi-family" residential use, all of which is more particularly described herein (Proposal No. 2024Z-007TX-001).
Sponsors: Quin Evans-Segall, Rollin Horton, Ginny Welsch, Jacob Kupin, Sandra Sepulveda, Emily Benedict, Terry Vo, Jeff Preptit
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A
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An ordinance to amend Section 6.28.030, Section 13.12.110, and Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County relative to the creation of the "residential scale multi-family" residential use, all of which is more particularly described herein (Proposal No. 2024Z-007TX-001).
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WHEREAS, the Affordable Housing Task Force Report dated June 8, 2021 (the "Report") found that, since 2011, rents and home values have increased by fifty percent (50%); and
WHEREAS, these increases in rent and home values, as well as decreases in housing types, have caused a housing affordability crisis for Nashvillians, forcing many owners and renters to leave Nashville to find appropriately scaled and affordably priced housing; and
WHEREAS, the health and resiliency of our local economy - including, but not limited to, the functioning of our schools, police force, and fire departments, continued viability of our arts ecosystem, ability to provide a welcoming place to visit, and our entrepreneurship culture - are dependent on housing options affordable for all Nashvillians; and
WHEREAS, NashvilleNext found that Nashville should work towards offering a wider variety of housing types within neighborhoods, including missing middle housing, to address affordability and scale needs; and
WHEREAS, the Report called on government to reduce barriers to developing strategic and appropriate density, including, but not limited to allowing for gentle density and for streamlining of creation and conversion of missing middle housing; and
WHEREAS, meeting NashvilleNext's and the Report's goals for allowing for the creation of missing middle housing are critical pieces in solving Nashville's housing affordability crisis; and
WHEREAS, this ordinance will allow for more flexibility in the creation of missing middle housing in Nashville and Davidson County.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMEN...

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