Tuesday, December 06, 2016 12:00 PM

NASHVILLE CONSIDERS NEW SIDEWALK REQUIREMENTS FOR DEVELOPERS

Sidewalks will take center stage at the Metro Council in the coming months as multiple bills seek to apply pressure to developers in Nashville to ensure that more are built and existing ones aren’t blocked during construction.

An ordinance proposed by Councilwoman Angie Henderson of Green Hills looks to close what she calls a “loophole” in Metro's code in which developers of new single-family homes and duplexes on many heavily trafficked roads in Davidson County don't have to build sidewalks. They would instead face a new requirement to provide them.

Her proposal also would sharply reduce the number of opportunities in which developers — for residential and nonresidential projects — have the option of paying a fee to the city instead of building sidewalks.

News source: http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/davidson%20/2016/12/05/nashville-considers-new-sidewalk-requirements-developers/95007048/

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