2nd Community Meeting: Montrose Zoning Change Request


The second community meeting about the zoning change request for 1109 and 1111 Montrose Ave. will be at 6pm on Tuesday, September 20th at the Midtown Hills Police Precinct. The property owners will be there to discuss their proposed plan with the community and get their feedback. Council member Colby Sledge will also be in attendance to hear your concerns. There’s been a lot of talk in the neighborhood about the request – this is the venue to be heard. Please attend.

The property owners are requesting a zoning change to a SP (Specific Plan) that will allow the 2 houses to be used as commercial office space and the backyards of the property to be used for 15 parking spots. The SP requires that the houses remain on the properties and be used for commercial office purposes – they cannot be demolished or used for retail or as a restaurant. The driveways from the front of the houses will be removed, and landscaping & barrier walls will be used to hide the parking behind the houses. The houses are not part of the overlay that took effect in January of this year.

I’ve attached the most recent proposal, which includes notes on updated made based on neighbor feedback.

This proposal is scheduled to go before Metro Planning Commission on Thursday, Sept 22nd. If you want to voice your opinion in favor or against, or have changes you’d like to request to, this is the time.


12 South Neighborhood Association Board Election

Hi Neighbors,

The annual election for positions on board of directors of the 12 South Neighborhood Association will take place at our next monthly meeting on Monday, October 3rd at 6:30pm. Terms are for 2 years and begin on November 1st.

There will be 3 positions on the board up for election this year. Daina Storey’s term is ending and she will be running again. Chris Koch is stepping down and will not be running for his seat. And one additional board member will be stepping down – see below.

We are accepting nominations for neighbors who are interested in serving the neighborhood with us. Please nominate a neighbor you know is interested in serving on the board, or nominate yourself by submitted a short paragraph that we can share with the neighborhood.  Tell us who you are and why you want to serve on the board. Send your nominations to info@12south.org by the end of the day on Sunday, September 25th. We’ll announce the candidates on Monday the 26th.

In our September meeting, we amended the association’s bylaws so that 3 or 4 of the board of director positions are elected each year instead of 1 in even years and 6 in odd years. We think this will allow for more continuity on the board, less dramatic turnover of board members, and make for a better neighborhood organization.

Anyone who lives in the neighborhood is eligible to vote in the election. You must be present at the meeting to vote. Please bring something with you to prove you live in the neighborhood – a driver’s license with your correct address, a bill with your name and address on it, etc.

Thanks. We look forward to your nominations!

12 South Fall Green & Clean

The 12 South Neighborhood Association is organizing groups for Nashville’s first Fall Green & Clean event on Saturday, October 1st.
The Mayor’s office & Metro Beautification will provide us with trash bags and gloves to collect trash and a free t-shirt for everyone who participates. Metro will pick up the collected trash on Monday after the event.
If you’d like to volunteer, please send an email to info@12south.org. We’ll be organizing volunteers into groups based on areas of the neighborhood. We’d like neighbors to focus on cleaning up the alleys in the neighborhood – or anything else that needs cleanup.
This is a great way to clean up the neighborhood together with your neighbors.

September 2016 Meeting

The September monthly meeting of the 12 South Neighborhood Association is Monday, September 12th at 6:30pm at the Sevier Park Community Center.

Our meetings are normally on the first Monday of each month, but we are moving the meeting back this month because of Labor Day.

See you there!

Taste of Wedgewood-Houston

Celebrate one of Nashville’s trendiest and most historic neighborhoods at the inaugural “Taste of Wedgewood-Houston” mixer at Houston Station on Thursday, September 15, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A benefit organized by the Friends of Fort Negley to raise awareness of the historic significance of the fort and its surrounding neighborhood, the event will feature food and drink from a variety of vendors, as well as live music. Tickets are $25.00 in advance and $30.00 at the door.



12th & Douglas Development Meeting

There will be a second public meeting about development of the property at the corner of 12th & Douglas at the Midtown Hills Police Precinct at 6 p.m. on the Monday the 29th. Representatives of the development team, the 12 South Neighborhood Association, and Council Member Colby Sledge will be in attendance.

We encourage anyone who is interested to attend this open meeting.

Back to School Bike Ride!

Join Edgehill & 12 South in the Back to School Bike Ride on Saturday, August 6th at 10am! We’ll start at Operation Stand Down on 12th Ave. South and ride as a protected group to Sevier Park for water and snacks. Stay & play or ride back with the group at noon. Bring your bikes and helmets.

This is a family event, so bring everyone out to support healthy kids and a positive community.

Let’s get the kids of Edgehill & 12 South together riding bikes!


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August 2016 Meeting

The next monthly meeting of the 12 South Neighborhood Association is Monday, August 1st at 6:30pm at the Sevier Park Community Center.

Metro Public Works will be there to talk about the WalknBike project, which is an initiative to update the Strategic Plan for Sidewalks and Bikeways in the city.