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Re-zoning Meeting – Monday, June 13th

There is a community meeting on Monday, June 13th at 6 p.m. at Midtown Hills Precinct to discuss two proposed re-zonings: one for the bodega at 2115 10th Ave S to expand the current building, and one at the corner of 12th Ave S and S. Douglas Ave to permit four residential units. Neither rezoning application has been filed yet.

We encourage neighbors to attend.

Candidate slate for 13 October 2015 12SNA Board elections

  • 12South Board Nominees 2015
     Election will be held at the Sevier Park Community Center on Tuesday October 13, 2015.  Doors will be open to vote between 5:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. There will be a brief candidate introduction beginning at 6:00 pm.To vote, you must be a member in good standing. Those wishing to check their membership status may do so at the meeting, and anyone who needs to join or renew may do so before voting. Dues are $10, $5 for those over 65. You may pay with cash, check, or credit card.

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Paris Building rezoning request – Community meeting

From: Kevin Gangaware [mailto:Keving@civil-site.com]
Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2015 12:15 PM
To: Kevin Gangaware
Subject: 12th & Paris – Proposed rezoning

 

Thank you for attending the neighborhood meeting on December 1, 2014 to hear our proposal regarding the property at the northeast corner of 12th Avenue S. and Paris Avenue.  Since we held that meeting, we have met with other neighbors at a community meeting hosted by the Metro Planning staff.  We have also met with the neighbors immediately adjacent to the project site several times.  The owner of the project property has worked with their architects and engineers to consider the comments provided to us from the community.  After several concepts and meetings among the owner’s design team, we have completed a preliminary concept that we believe addresses many of the community member’s comments while balancing the needs of the property owner.

The number one comment that we heard from most of the neighbors was the location and appearance of the parking area behind the new building.  We have moved the parking area against the rear of the building and maximized the landscape space between the parking area and the neighbors adjacent to the project property.  We have also pushed the parking garage down below ground so that the appearance of the parking from the surrounding area will appear pretty much as a surface type parking lot.  The owner is committed to banning a restaurant use on this property.  The building will have only the following allowable uses:  commercial/retail, office and residential.  The owner has added the residential use and limited it to the third (top) floor of the proposed building and it is limited to 6 units total.  By limiting the total number of units to 6, we anticipate that these will be relatively large residential units on the top floor.

We would be pleased to share our updated plan with the neighbors in the 12th South neighborhood.

We plan to host a follow-up meeting to our December 1st meeting.

We would like to invite you to attend a brief neighborhood meeting on Monday, February 2, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

Please see the meeting information below.

The purpose of this meeting is to show you the revisions that we have made to our Concept plan, addressing the neighbor’s comments.

Please feel free to pass this invite along to your neighbors and friends in the 12th South community.

The people that we have invited via this email are the ones who attended the first meeting on 12-01-14 and provided their email address on the sign-in sheet.

We hope to see you on February 2nd.

 

 

Meeting Information:

RE:  Proposed (revised) Conceptual plan for property at the northeast corner of 12th & Paris (including two lots on Paris)

Date & time: Monday, February 2, 2015, 6PM

Location:   Taqueria Del Sol Restaurant

2317 12th Ave. S.

Nashville, TN

 

Art & Soul Movie Night

Movie Night – To Spring from the Hand

Art & Soul is hosting a series of movie nights. Our intention is to present quality films of artistic, cultural and spiritual interest. Please join us and bring a friend. Admission is free and snacks are welcome.

On September 13, we will watch To Spring From the Hand. This film examines the life and philosophy of an acclaimed artist who, for the last 40 years, has chosen not to sell his work.Paulus Berensohn was born to Jewish émigré parents on Manhattan Island and, despite family opposition, became a dancer who studied with greats Merce Cunningham and Martha Graham and appeared in major Broadway productions.

He now lives in Penland, North Carolina, where he has spent years teaching at the acclaimed Penland School of Crafts.
Date & Time:
September 13, 7 pm.

 

Contextual Overlay

An update from Councilmember Burkley Allen on the recent Metro Council bills affecting neighborhood development:
Bill 2014-771, the Contextual Overlay bill passed on third reading on August 19, thanks in large part to strong support from neighbors. 
Its companion, Bill 2014-770, the Duplex bill was deferred for one meeting to allow for another community meeting to discuss the proposed amendment. This bill similarly guides development in infill areas.  It would change the definition of duplex to include two living units connected by 80% of their common wall or two separate structures separated by at least 6 feet.  It would do away with the 8 foot connector requirement that has resulted in the “umbilical cord” or bridge between houses.  It would also limit the height of each separate structure to 1 ½ times the width, which will reduce the possibility for the very tall skinny duplexes that have been built recently.  The bill also has requirements for garages and front driveways that will be under discussion in the next week or two. 
If you feel that this bill would be beneficial for Nashville, another letter of support around September 3 would be helpful.

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The address to email Metro Council members is: ​councilmembers@nashville.gov

 

Waverly-Belmont Principal’s Forum

Join us to hear from individuals who have worked directly with Waverly-Belmont’s principal, Kimber Halliburton, and to learn about her bold vision for our new elementary school.
Sept 4, 2014 @ 6pm
Martin Center
2400 Fairfax Ave
Opening remarks by Mayor Karl Dean.
Comments from Kimber Halliburton, former Mayer Bill Purcell, former Councilman David Briley, Mike Jameson, and teachers from Harpeth Valley Elem School and Lockeland Elem School and more!
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Pick Your Nashville

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