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Substitute Bill BL2020-197

An ordinance declaring a 120-day moratorium upon the issuance of building and grading permits for multi-family developments on property within portions of the Antioch area of Nashville & Davidson County.

WHEREAS, the Antioch area has experienced unprecedented growth and development in recent years, including substantial multifamily developments, leading to increasing pressures upon existing infrastructure, public facilities, and services; and

WHEREAS, for a variety of reasons, the number of Antioch residents who participated in the Nashville Next planning process was lower than other areas of Nashville, which means many residents did not voice their legitimate density concerns at the time; and

WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Planning Department will be conducting a study of the Antioch area to determine whether the existing and planned infrastructure and public facilities are sufficient to meet the projected density resulting from multi-family development; and

WHEREAS, in the interim, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council declare a temporary moratorium upon new construction of multi-family developments on properties within portions of the Antioch area.


Section 1. That a 120-day moratorium is hereby declared upon the issuance of any building or grading permit by the Metropolitan Department of Codes Administration for any multi-family development for property within portions of the Antioch area, the geographic boundaries of which are set forth in the attached Exhibit 1 and as further depicted on the map attached hereto as Exhibit 2. The study to be conducted by the Metropolitan Planning Department should include an assessment of the capacity to deliver public services to the area, including but not limited to, public safety facilities, roadways, sidewalks, stormwater, and school capacity. Further, the study should make recommendations to the Council regarding modifications to the community plans and policies to address any deficiencies noted, as well as any necessary zoning changes.

Section 2. This Ordinance shall take effect from and after its enactment, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.


Tanaka Vercher

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Legislative History

Substitute adopted and Passed First ReadingApril 7, 2020

Referred toPlanning, Zoning, and Historical Committee

Public Hearing SetMay 5, 2020

Deferred to June 9, 2020May 5, 2020

Public Hearing SetJune 9, 2020

Deferred to September 1, 2020June 9, 2020

Deferred to December 1, 2020September 1, 2020

Public Hearing SetDecember 1, 2020

Passed Second Reading-

Deferred to October 20, 2020September 1, 2020

Passed Third Reading-



Next ConsiderationOctober 20, 2020

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Last Modified: 09/04/2020 1:53 PM