Saturday, December 22, 2012

Tennessean and The City Paper Reports on Zoning Bill for Nashboro with Vastland

Tennessean 12192012

Once in forever'

In other business, the council:
 Rejected a zoning bill that would have rezoned land in Nashboro Village to “permit an assisted/independent living facility and multifamily residential townhome uses not to exceed two stories" where a developer has been planning a four-story, multi-family residential building.
Councilwoman Karen Johnson, who represents Nashboro Village, said the proposal would allow the developer, Vastland Co., and neighboring homeowners to “coexist in harmony.”
Johnson said Vastland previously failed to develop land near the entrance to the area and allowed it to go into foreclosure, leaving behind “a blighted eyesore.”
“This is too great a price to pay,” she said.
Vastland executives have said Johnson’s bill would have stripped them of their rights to the 4.5-acre property, which they bought as part of a multi-phased “planned unit development” about 15 years ago.
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In other council action:
• A zoning bill that would have allowed for the construction of a 4.5-story building in southeast Davidson County’s Nashboro Village. The bill’s sponsor, Councilwoman Karen Johnson, said the proposal was a fair compromise because “it does not make the community happy and it does not make the developer happy,” but it was defeated by a vote of 18 to 20.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 12:29am

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