If you click the link above it will take you to the presentation. There were also questions about Parcel Viewer in order to learn what your particular property's zoning is. If you would like that information, please click on the following link and it will take you to the site where you will enter your address and then click 'zoning history'. It will open up and you can scroll down to note the specific information. If you have trouble, get in touch with me and I will do it for you. http://maps.nashville.gov/ParcelViewer/ As a point of information, if there is any neighborhood that would like me to come out and discuss the pros/cons and next steps (if any), I am more than happy to do so. Please give me about 3 or 4 weeks notice for a meeting date. October 7, 2017 Bellevue Wide Community meeting October 26 at 6pm Cross Point Church (next to Home Depot)
What does our current zoning mean to your neighborhood's future? What do you want your neighborhood's future to look like? How many homes can be built on your property? What are your options?
This is an opportunity for you to hear from Metro Planning, Water Services & Codes Staff share answers to these frequently asked questions. We have recently seen the opening of more businesses at One Bellevue Place. My hope is that we will remember the importance of SHOPPING LOCAL....which, not only is directed for our new community partners at One Bellevue Place, but ALL of our local partners who have chosen Bellevue. Stay tuned to Facebook/OneBellevuePlace for the complete updates on new openings and new tenants.
Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theater Relocation is still in planning phase and there is nothing firm as of yet. Thankfully, its new owner Bellevue resident Norma Luther dioes not want to move it out of its community home of over 50 years. I'll keep you posted as this progresses.
Mayor Barry's proposal for transit is at our doorstep and I am currently completing a series of meetings to address her requests and how this best works for our needs here in Bellevue. Speaking of traffic.....Metro Public Works is working on the following designs for implementation SOON:
Todd Preis & Sawyer Brown roundabout
Old Harding Road phased widening
Belle Forest Circle streetscaping & on street parking
I am continuing to work with Metro Transit Authority, Metro Schools and Public Works on a plan for Highway 70 at the old Larry's Country Diner property and approaching/at the new location for relocated Hillwood High School.
Speaking of Hillwood High School....permit me to share....I have no knowledge of the name of the High School once it relocates. That is in the hands of Metro Schools. As to what happens with the current site, that is also in the hands of Metro Schools.
I asked that we be allocated funding for the rebuild of the Bellevue Red Caboose Playground.....here ya go! Once it's approved, we will be able to rebuild a safer playground!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Sean Braisted (615) 339-7497 Mayor Seeks Council Approval of Funding for Key Projects NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 10, 2017) – Mayor Megan Barry has filed a 4% reserve fund resolution with the Metro Council requesting more than $26 million in replacement equipment and upgrades throughout Metro Government. The resolution requests significant investments in public safety, health, and fleet maintenance for Metro, as well as needed investments in books for Nashville Public Library, cameras and playground equipment for the Parks Department, and recording equipment for the Metro Council committee meeting rooms to promote openness and transparency in government. “These investments will go a long way towards promoting public health and safety while improving the overall quality of life for residents in Nashville,” said Mayor Megan Barry. “Our Metro employees are working very hard to serve the residents of Nashville and keep up with the rapid growth of our city, and we need to ensure they have the equipment and facilities necessary to do their jobs well.” The new funds for public safety include phase 1 of in-car computer upgrades for police officers, which are necessary to support the body worn cameras which were funded in Mayor Barry’s FY2018 Capital Spending Plan. Other upgrades include radio and server equipment, replacement vehicles for police and fire, as well as maintenance and equipment for fire halls and fire fighters. To promote the health and well-being of Davidson County residents, Mayor Barry has requested $1 million for renovations, repairs, and new equipment at Nashville General Hospital, $1 million for maintenance at the Knowles Assisted Living Facility and the Nashville Community Care & Rehabilitation Center at Bordeaux, as well as $100,000 for maintenance at the Woodbine Clinic. Also in the requested resolution is $187,500 for the Metro Historical Commission to repair and erect historical markers throughout the city. “Nashville is fortunate to have a rich history that has shaped the city we all love,” said Mayor Megan Barry. “With these funds, we will be able to truly honor that history by eliminating a ten-year backlog of historical markers in just one year.” The Metro Charter allows the mayor to recommend the use of 4% reserve funds to buy needed equipment or pay for building repairs for Metro departments. Detailed Summary of Expenditures • $41,7000 for the Davidson County Election Commission for equipment • $20,000 for the Department of Codes and Building Safety for computer equipment • $295,000 for the Department of Finance o Performance-based budgeting & community engagement tools o Metro-wide upgrades to credit card machines • $11,268,000 for the Department of General Services o Fleet replacement o New vehicles for Beer Board and Codes o Knowles / Bordeaux deferred maintenance, equipment and repairs o Woodbine Clinic deferred maintenance • $190,000 for the General Sessions Court for digital recording system for all courtrooms • $4,531,2000 for Information Technology Services o 800MHz radios and tower obstruction lighting o End-of-life replacements for telephones, network, server equipment o Portable radios for Police SID o 311 constituent response management system • $80,000 for Justice Integration Services for server replacements • $10,000 for the Metro Beer Permit Board for office and computer equipment • $116,000 for the Metro Council Office for a digital recording system for committee rooms • $190,500 for the Metro Historical Commission to purchase/replace historical markers and computers for new staff • $4,000,000 for the Metro Nashville Police Department for phase 1 of vehicle laptop and printer upgrades needed to support body worn cameras. • $1,000,000 for the Public Works Department for miscellaneous equipment • $50,000 for the Metro Planning Department for technological equipment • $500,000 for the Nashville Fire Department o Maintenance and repairs on Fire facilities o Medical equipment and supplies o Personal safety equipment and supplies • $1,000,000 for Nashville General Hospital for renovations, repairs and equipment • $1,000,000 for Nashville Public Library for books, periodicals, and library materials • $104,000 for the Office of the Trustee for office equipment and E-Gov system upgrades • $500,000 for the Metro Development and Housing Agency to go toward the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, whose building is owned by the city. • $1,750,000 for the Parks and Recreation Department o Consolidated maintenance throughout the park system o Metro-wide camera equipment, new and repair o Red Caboose Park playground equipment The full press release is available online at: https://www.nashville.gov/…/Mayor-Seeks-Approval-of-Funding…
Bellevue high school and Bellevue community center and predators ice facility all passed in the capital improvements budget and capital spending plan. Thank you to everyone who participated in this process.
I cannot begin to share how important the collective effort of our neighbors, our children's parents, teachers, and my colleagues, school board member Amy Frogge, Councilmember Dave Rosenberg and Representative Bo Mitchell, were to this process of successfully bringing a high school to Bellevue. No one worked harder than you to make this happen. Your emails, calls and willingness to come speak to both the school board and the metro council are what drove the success of this initiative.
Yesterday was a good day for Bellevue and for those who are interested in the future home of Hillwood high school relocating here to our community. The Council unanimously passed the resolution required for the land purchase of Hope Park church for the purpose of relocating the school there. There are two more imminent steps. Next week on June 13 we will vote on the capital improvement budget. That document is a wish list of items that we would like to see funded in the next six years. Every project must reside in this document before it can be allocated for capital spending. Both next steps required for the funding mechanism and execution of the contract with the church.
The plan is for the church to remain on the property through next spring. During that time Metro will continue the research and planning phase. I have been, and continue to be, in communication with MTA regarding student and community wide transportation issues. I have also met with TDOT regarding traffic measures along Highway 70 S. MTA and TDOT have met with us and will continue our collaboration.
So stay tuned for Friday night high school football games and leading the example for Nashville in how to wrap your arms around your school and boast the highest student performance outcomes. As your District 22 Metro Council representative, I could not be prouder of y'all.
35th District Dave Rosenberg
October 5, 2017 Quarterly brush and leaf collection is about to begin in Bellevue. Our area is split into three different routes, with everyone south of Highway 100 being served beginning Friday, October 6; everyone between Highways 70 and 100 served beginning Friday, October 13; and everyone north of Highway 70 served beginning Thursday, October 26. New Metro Council Leadership Positions Named; Bellevue Well-Represented With the term of the 40th Metropolitan Council halfway over, Vice Mayor David Briley has named a new set of committee chairs, while the Chamber has begun voting on several positions. Among the newly named:
District 22 Councilwoman Sheri Weiner has been elected President Pro Tempore of the Council. (The Pro Tem governs in the Vice Mayor's absence.)
At-Large Council Lady and Bellevue Resident Sharon Hurt has been named Chair of the Convention, Tourism, and Public Entertainment Facilities Committee.
I have been named Chair of the Education Committee.
I look forward to the opportunity to serve alongside some excellent members. TRANSIT: Mayor Barry is close to rolling out a proposal for robust transit in Nashville. It is expected that in the next several weeks some specifics will be available. The proposal will go to Metro Council for approval prior to being placed on the Nashville-Davidson County ballot next May.
SOCCER: Meanwhile, the mayor on Monday came before the Council and presented a proposal for a private-public partnership to build an MLS soccer stadium. Watch the presentation and/or read more. The proposal will be considered by the Metro Council over the next month or so. The first public meeting on the proposal is tonight, Thursday, October 5, at 6 p.m. at the Fairgrounds.
STR: Issues surrounding short term rentals (STRs), properties rented to visitors for a period of days via platforms like AirBnB and VRBO, continue to be another major issue in the Council. While support for owner-occupied rentals is nearly universal, neighborhood advocates and residents have expressed a range of concerns regarding investor-owned rentals in dense family neighborhoods. A Metro Council committee is working with stakeholders to develop a solution. While not currently a major issue in Bellevue, thousands of STRs operate in areas like East Nashville and Germantown. I've been working with the team at Metro Public Works on a wide range of projects, and they in turn have been working with TDOT on several state-funded efforts. Here's just a sampling of ongoing projects and forthcoming ones:
Traffic calming on Hicks Road and Bellevue Road
Paving of Harpeth Bend Drive
Traffic calming in Harpeth Valley Park
Brush cutback on River Road, Old Charlotte Pike, and Highway 100
Truck restriction and traffic calming on Old Charlotte Pike
Restriping on Temple Road
Study of speed limits on Highway 100 between Ensworth and Chaffin Drive
Traffic light at Highway 100 and Pasquo Road
Repairs of sidewalks, base failures (road dips), and potholes
Replacement of missing street signs
Crosswalks in various neighborhood
"No truck turnaround" signs at the I-40 McCrory Lane exit (with TDOT)
Paving of McCrory Lane from Highway 70 to Highway 100. This is expected to take place in 2018. (with TDOT)
Crossing arms and traffic signal at Highway 70 and McCrory Lane. The pre-construction meeting was last week and they're planning to begin subsurface work this month. (with TDOT)
Thanks to Sen. Steve Dickerson and Rep. Bo Mitchell for their work with TDOT on various projects.
Wondering what's being marked on your street or right-of-way? Here's a key to what the different colors of paint mean:
WHITE - Proposed Excavation
PINK - Temporary Survey Markings
RED - Electrical Power Lines, Cables, Conduit, and Lighting Cables
YELLOW - Gas, Oil, Steam, Petroleum, or Gaseous Materials
ORANGE - Communication, Alarm or Signal Lines, Cables, or Conduit
BLUE - Potable Water
PURPLE - Reclaimed Water, Irrigation, and Slurry Lines
GREEN - Sewer and Drain Lines
Are You Registered To Vote...Do It Online! You can now register to vote or update your registration online! The Tennessee Secretary of State's office has just made this system available, the result of legislation passed last year. (Thanks to our state legislators, Sen. Dickerson and Rep. Mitchell, for cosponsoring that bill).
With three elections to be held in Davidson County next year - in May, August, and November - now is a great time to register, update your registration, or encourage your friends to do the same. Just visit https://ovr.govote.tn.gov.
One Bellevue Place Update One Bellevue Place Adds Tenants, Announces Openings The newest announcements from One Bellevue Place:
A Marble Slab Creamery/Great American Cookies combination shop will be located at the development.
Fairfield Inn & Suites will be constructed, featuring 99 rooms, amenities, and 9,000 square feet of event space.
PetSmart joins Chili's and Sprouts as tenants open for business.
The new Michaels will open on Friday, September 8. No word on what will replace the old store across the street.
AMC Theatres is scheduled to open on Friday, September 15.
The craziness surrounding Nashville's growth is well documented. One recent study lists Nashville as the "hottest single-family housing market in the U.S." and another says it now "takes a salary of $70,150 to live in Nashville" comfortably. [source]
Here in Bellevue, we're working hard to control the growth - bringing in needed services and amenities while ensuring development honors the community's character and the desire among Bellevue residents to protect what makes Bellevue special. There are limitations to what we can do - the concept of private property rights is a critically important tenet - but we're having a lot of success. (I've turned away at least a dozen requests for apartment complexes and self-storage buildings.)
Here is a rundown of some of the things going on:
Highway 70 South Area This region of Bellevue has a few fantastic civic projects coming along, as well as the landmark One Bellevue Place.
High School A new state-of-the-art high school will be built on the land currently owned by HopePark Church on Highway 70 South between I-40 and Highway 70. The completion of that property purchase is imminent. The school's opening date will depend on how long the project takes to fund, but the earliest likely would be fall of 2020.
Community Center & Ice Center A facility located on the grounds on One Bellevue Place (see below) will feature a new community center run by Metro Parks and an ice center run by the Nashville Predators. The community center will include two gyms, walking and running tracks, a fitness center, meeting rooms, programming rooms, and more. The ice center will hold two sheets of ice for open skating, competition, and lessons.
Red Caboose Park Rebuild The Mayor recommended and the Metro Council last night approved funding to rebuild the playground at Red Caboose Park. Details to come.
One Bellevue Place Once the home to a thriving mall - and then a dead one - the land north of Highway 70 South between I-40 and Sawyer Brown is being transformed into a new mixed-use development that includes restaurants, movie theaters, a hotel, shopping, and high end apartment homes. The first tenant opens its doors on July 31. Learn more here.
Highway 70 (Charlotte Pike) Corridor and Northward A few projects are underway on or near Highway 70, but residents of the mostly rural area north of 70 want it to stay that way and, as a result, I've turned away various developers.
McCrory Lane/Highway 70 Safety Upgrades While the state has been dragging its feet on this project for quite some time, there are signs of life. Metro and TDOT recently entered into an agreement for installing and maintaining a traffic signal at the intersection of McCrory and 70 to accompany new crossing arms for the railroad tracks. TDOT insists we'll see progress this fall.
Ray Stevens CabaRay Showroom This 750-seat music venue is being built behind Little Caesar's on River Road. CabaRay is expected to open in the coming months for shows and the taping of PBS's "Ray Stevens CabaRay Nashville." (This land was rezoned for commercial use in 2002.)
Rivertop Apartments 224 apartment homes will be built overlooking the Cumberland River are planned on previously zoned property. The parcel is about 1/2 mile from Charlotte Pike, and 36 of the 56 acres will be undisturbed. Rivertop will feature high-end amenities and views of downtown and the Cumberland River. Units are expected to rent for $1,200-$1,700 per month. (This land was rezoned for multifamily use in 2005.)
McCrory Lane Corridor The Biltmore Ridges project remains stagnant, but three neighborhoods of single-family homes along McCrory Lane continue to expand.
McCrory Lane/Highway 70 Safety Upgrades See above
The Quarry on McCrory This quarry site is located across from Hidden Lake (itself an old quarry) between Highway 70 and the Harpeth River. It was slated to become a landfill in 2006 but ran into intense opposition. In 2009, a teen drowned there, and this summer it was declared a public nuisance by the Metro Health Department due to teens breaking in to swim. The owners are increasing security, and I'm hopeful we can find a use for this property to eliminate this hazard.
Travis Trace Construction continues on this neighborhood, the entrance for which is on McCrory across from the Veterans' cemetery. (It also connects to Boone Trace's Beautiful Valley area.) All 42 Phase I homes have sold with Phase II still to come starting at $320k.
Avondale Park Construction continues on this neighborhood, visible from I-40 and accessible via McCrory Lane between I-40 and Poplar Creek. Once complete, the neighborhood will feature around 500 homes, and its community swimming pool has opened. Homes in the current phase are selling for $275k and up.
Natchez Pointe Construction continues on this neighborhood of 39 cluster lots and 3 large lots on McCrory Lane near Highway 100. The few remaining homes are priced at $495k-$800k. Biltmore Ridges The developer has updated the site plan due to new state regulations related to flood mitigation. The project, should it move forward, is to include single family homes, multifamily, retail, improvements to McCrory Lane and the I-40/McCrory interchange (Exit 192), and more. There is no timeline known.
Old Harding Corridor A pair of projects are under construction along this road, while we are working to find the most effective solution for ongoing mobility issues.
Bellevue Station This development, currently under construction, is located at the northeast corner of Old Harding and Bellevue Road. 67 homes are being built on the site, and the Bellevue Road/Old Harding intersection has been realigned thanks to a land donation from the developer. The second of three phases is underway, with homes expected to be priced at $250k and up.
St. Thomas Medical Center This three-story, 22,300-square-feet building is located on Temple Road behind Publix. Expected to open later this year, the facility will be entirely occupied by St. Thomas and will provide specialty care, physical and occupational therapy, and imaging and radiology. (This land was rezoned in in 2005.)
Mobility Solutions Old Harding provides challenges for motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians alike. With schools, park space, greenway, and other amenities along this corridor, it's important that our residents be able to navigate this corridor safely on bike and on foot. Providing alternatives to short-trip vehicle traffic will ease traffic, as will other methods of enhancing the efficiency of car travel. I'm working with Councilwoman Sheri Weiner, the Mayor's Office, Public Works, and Planning to determine the best long-term solution for implementation.
Highway 100 Corridor Previously approved projects continue to move forward and others east of the Trace may be subject to forthcoming design limitations. Residents west of the Trace wish the area to remain rural.
Urban Design Overlay (UDO) Encouraged by a well-attended, supportive crowd at a Highway 100 corridor meeting earlier this year, I've been working on a UDO for the Highway 100 corridor from the River to the Trace for the purpose of protecting the character of the area. The UDO would place design standards - perhaps regarding building materials, lighting, and signage - on properties that might be rezoned for development in the coming decades. More to come on this soon.
Denials Highway 100 has been a hot spot for development requests, including two apartment complexes, three self-storage facilities, and a car wash. These uses have been opposed by either immediate neighbors or the community at-large and set aside.
Senior Living Proposal A proposal is being submitted to the community regarding an upscale senior living center on Highway 100 near Temple Road. This is in the earliest stages and the level of community support has not yet been determined.
Fast Food & Applebee's The last three restaurants built along this corridor have been fast food chains, and all were built "by right" with no rezoning necessary. (Land for two was rezoned in 2004 and the other in 2005.) The most recent restaurant to close was a full service restaurant - Applebee's, which is now being taken to court for refusing to maintain their abandoned property. Highway 100 has proven a challenge for many sit-down restaurants - beyond the wonderful ones we have - due to the lack of daytime clientele, so we're facing the challenge of bringing those potential customers without driving too much additional traffic onto our roads.
Stephens Valley Most of this 20-year project will take place in Williamson County, but a portion of it lies in Davidson County, mainly south of Sneed Road. The Davidson County side will include some residences and light commercial, including a boutique hotel, restaurants, and office space. The project as a whole calls for 800 single family homes, 450 acres of open space, and seven miles of walking trails. The portion in Davidson County covers 133 acres, and 105 of those acres have been designated as green space. The developers of this project are working to install a traffic light at the corner of Highway 100 and Pasquo.
The listing above covers projects in District 35 as well as projects in District 22 (Councilwoman Weiner's) that impact District 35. There are other projects moving forward - and others being turned down - in Councilwoman Weiner's district, and she can speak to those much more knowledgeably than I can.