Friday, February 24, 2012

Review of Nashboro Village Planned Unit Development Overlay,New Owner of Unfinished GlenCrest at Nashboro Village PUD,SubArea13 Plan Update

Review of Nashboro Village Planned Unit Development Overlay,New Owner of Unfinished GlenCrest at Nashboro Village PUD,SubArea13 Plan Update


Neighbors,

I have received information regarding a recent sale that is not yet recorded at the Register of Deeds for the Glencrest at Nashboro Village PUD that was half completed before Vastland LLC foreclosed.  The property was in the hands of First Bank 200 Fourth Ave. N, Nashville, TN 37219.  They have now sold to First Cumberland Properties located at 5020 Harpeth Drive and the development will have subsidized/affordable housing and will be named Nashboro Village Townhomes.  The developer is planning to build to the specs approved by the planning commission and council in 2008.  There are no additional approvals needed by council.  
Just recently I initiated a periodic review of this PUD Map and Parcel 135110D90000CO as well as the Commercial PUD at flintlock ct and nashboro blvd Map and Parcel 13500041800  and property directly across from this map and parcel 13500027600   .   A request can be initiated every 6 years if there has been no development activity on a property and a review of what is planned can go through a technical review process.
If the planning commission finds these portions of the Nashboro PUD to be inactive, then the council would then need to take action (Section 17.40.120.H.4)
 Metropolitan Council Consideration.  The procedures of Article III of this chapter (Amendments) shall apply to metropolitan council consideration of ordinance (s) to:
a. Re-approve the existing PUD master plan and apply the appropriate base zoning district (s), if different from current base zoning,
b.  Amend the PUD master plan, or
c.  Cancel the PUD overlay district, including any change (s) to the underlying base zoning district
d.  Decline to take action by ordinance.  If the metropolitan council does not act to re approve, amend, or cancel the PUD within six months of receipt of the planning commission's recommended legislation, the property may be developed in accordance with the master development plan last approved by the metropolitan council, or subsequently revised by the planning commission.
March 2 - letter will be sent to property owners - have to be documentation given that there has been activity
March 7 - Review by Planning on Plans - internal
March 12 - Review by Planning on development - internal
March 13-30 - receive documentation from property owners, review documentation, get clarification as needed or additional documentation
April 6  - Planning Staff recommendation
April 12 - Metro Planning Commission meeting

Also Antioch Priest Lake's Community Sub Area 13 Plan which guides the land use policy that decisions are based on for zoning requests and approvals is scheduled to be updated with community wide input.  It is only updated every 8 -10 years and was last updated in 2003.  This is a very very important process to be involved with as it determines how our community will develop and transition for the next 8-10 years.  The schedule is below
April 5 – Kickoff
Planners will explain the update process and hear initial public comments.
  • April 16 – Economic Development & Retail Centers
  • April 19 – Hands-On Design Workshop
    3-7 pm at the Southeast Branch Library, 2325 Hickory Highlands Drive; come for part or all of this informal discussion, and offer your ideas on how Antioch might look in the future.
  • May 3 – Transportation
  • May 17 – Housing & Open Space
  • June 26 – Draft Policy Recommendations & Implementation
  • August 30 – Final Policy Recommendations
http://www.nashville.gov/mpc/communityplans/subarea/subarea13_update.asp

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Don’t forget to bring a PHOTO ID in order to Vote in the Election.  To learn more about the new law and its exceptions, call the Davidson County Election Commission as this became effective January 1, 2012 or visit http://www.nashville.gov/vote/index.asp
Davidson County Clerk Office to provide ID upgrades for voting.  Read for more information.
EARLY VOTING IS FEBRUARY 15 – FEBRUARY 28.  ELECTION DAY IS MARCH 6, 2012
Federal or State government issued photo ID is now required to vote, unless an exception applies.  College student ID’s will not be accepted.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty, Mayor Dean Announce Expansion of HCA's IT Operations

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty, Mayor Dean Announce Expansion of HCA's IT Operations

  
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 22, 2012                                                                  Media Contact:  Shannon Sumrall, ECD
                                                                                                Office: (615) 253-4897
                                                                                                E-mail:  shannon.sumrall@tn.gov
 
Contact: Bonna Johnson, Mayor’s Office
Phone: (615) 862-6461
E-mail:  bonna.johnson@nashville.gov
 
GOVERNOR HASLAM, COMMISSIONER HAGERTY, MAYOR DEAN
ANNOUNCE EXPANSION OF HCA’S IT OPERATIONS
Healthcare Services Company to Create Approximately 155 IT Jobs, Invest $200 Million
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, along with company officials, today announced that HCA (NYSE:HCA) plans to build a new data center at The Crossings in Antioch, Tenn. and expand its existing IT locations in the Nashville region.  The construction and expansion plans represent a total investment in excess of $200 million and the creation of approximately 155 IT jobs during a five-year period.
 
"HCA played a key role in establishing Middle Tennessee as the national healthcare hub it is today," Haslam said. "We appreciate the company's continued investment in our state and its commitment to being such a valuable community partner over the years."
 
“After more than 40 years in business, HCA is a great success story for our state,” Hagerty said.  “Healthcare is a key area in which we feel Tennessee has a distinct competitive advantage, as outlined in Governor Haslam’s Jobs4TN economic development plan. My thanks to HCA for the additional high quality jobs they will create in Tennessee.”
 
HCA is the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, comprised of locally managed facilities
that include 163 hospitals and 111 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England. At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. The company and its affiliates employ approximately 199,000 people.
 
“We are pleased to make this additional investment in Middle Tennessee to support our mission of providing quality, cost-effective healthcare services,” Richard M. Bracken, chairman and CEO, HCA, said. “We appreciate that our state and local leadership have a strong commitment to maintaining a business climate that fosters growth and encourages investment. We look forward to our continued growth in Tennessee.”
 
“I am grateful to HCA for its continued investment in Davidson County and for all it does as an engaged corporate leader in our community,” Dean said. “The construction of a new data center here is yet another vote of confidence in our city’s vitality, and I am pleased to see it will be located in Southeast Davidson County, one of the fastest growing areas in Nashville.
 
“Nashville is the nation’s healthcare capital, and HCA is one of the cornerstones of our economy,” Ralph Schulz, president & CEO, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, said.  “We are pleased that HCA continues to grow its presence in Middle Tennessee and foster an environment for job creation.”
 
About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies which help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. The department seeks to attract new corporate investment in Tennessee and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. To find out more, go to www.tn.gov/ecd.
 
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Don’t forget to bring a PHOTO ID in order to Vote in the Election.  To learn more about the new law and its exceptions, call the Davidson County Election Commission as this became effective January 1, 2012 or visit http://www.nashville.gov/vote/index.asp
Davidson County Clerk Office to provide ID upgrades for voting.  Read for more information.
EARLY VOTING IS FEBRUARY 15 – FEBRUARY 28.  ELECTION DAY IS MARCH 6, 2012
Federal or State government issued photo ID is now required to vote, unless an exception applies.  College student ID’s will not be accepted.

Skeletal remains update - Mark your calendars to Join Chief Steve Anderson, Commander Donegan, Sgt. White, Hermitage Officers and area Apartment Mgrs

Skeletal remains update - Mark your calendars to Join Chief Steve Anderson, Commander Donegan, Sgt. White, Hermitage Officers and area Apartment Mgrs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
From MNPD
February 15, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

          The skeletal remains discovered Saturday evening in a field adjacent to Hamilton Creek Apartments on Hamilton Church Road have positively identified through dental records as that of missing person Olotu Gbasin, 20, who lived nearby at 3033 Owendale Drive.
          Gbasin was reported missing by his brother on the night of Wednesday, October 19, 2011, after not being seen nor heard from since the previous Friday, October 14.  At the time of his death, Gbasin was on probation in relation to a two-year sentence he received for a July 2010 felony marijuana conviction.
          Gbasin’s remains continue to be analyzed by the Medical Examiner’s Office and Dr. Hugh Berryman, an anthropologist from MTSU.  The cause of his death has not been determined.
          Anyone with information about Olotu Gbasin is urged to contact Detective Lee Freeman at 862-7329.

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Mark your calendars to join Chief Steve Anderson, Commander Michelle Donegan, Sgt. Jeff White, Hermitage Officers and area Apartment Managers on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 6:30 pm at Smith Springs Church of Christ, 2783 Smith Springs Road.  Also invited are Commander Mike Alexander and Sgt. Schmitz from the South Precinct to share some changes in coverage for our district.  Both the Hermitage and South Precincts will be covering portions of our district.

Commander Donegan has shared that extra patrols have been assigned to the Moss Springs, Owendale, Nashboro and Clearwater Dr recent breakins and concerns that were shared with me.
Additional articles from news reports today
WTVF NewsChannel 5

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Mayor Karl Dean expands after-school programs

Mayor Karl Dean expands after-school programs

Dean announced Wednesday that Nashville is one of nine cities awarded a Wallace Foundation grant, which will be used to open programs in the Whites Creek and Pearl-Cohn clusters this fall and Cane Ridge and Antioch area in 2013.
“There are far too many kids who go home to an empty apartment or house … vulnerable and not making the best use of their time,” Dean said. “After-school programs help kids stay on track in school and ultimately help more kids graduate from high school and on to college, which is good for the city and students.”

Southeast Nashville Annual Easter Event Set for Saturday March 31, 2012 at Metro Parks Soccer Complex on Donelson Pike

This year's Southeast Nashville Easter Event will have a new location. If you are interested in participating as a vendor, volunteer or sponsor, you can visithttp://www.southeasteasterevent.com/ or the Facebook Page as well as Twitter. 
This years event is being organized by all Southeast Nashville Council Members Jacobia Dowell, Fabian Bedne, Robert Duvall, Duane Dominy, Jason Potts, Josh Stites, Karen Johnson and Davette Blalock.