Stop the 24 Hour "Diner" on Demonbreun.
  • Petitioning Nashville Metro Planning Commission

This petition will be delivered to:

Nashville Metro Planning Commission
Deputy Director of Planning
Doug Sloan
Director Codes Administration
Terry Cobb
Zoning Administrator
Bill Herbert
Director of Engineering
Mark Macy
Plans Review
Scott McCormick
Representative Metro City Council 19th District
Erica Gilmore

Stop the 24 Hour "Diner" on Demonbreun.

    1. Petition by

      Concerned Residents of SoBro

The owners of property on the southeast corner of 3rd Avenue and Demonbreun represented they would be renovating an existing historic building to build a diner inspired by Junior's in New York City.  The original historic building has been demolished and the building plans suggest there will be a bar on each floor of the replacement building with open air floors and a roof top patio similar to Honky Tonk Central.  A honky tonk in the heart of the residential area in SoBro would be a complete nuisance and detract from property values for those who have invested in residences in this area.  The proposed site plan would circumvent the Downtown Code and Metro's planning goals.  It would destroy the 14 foot sidewalks that have made SoBro so attractive to pedestrian trafffic, upscale restaurants, upscale hotels, and the beautiful Schermerhorn Symphony Center.  Keep the honky tonks on Lower Broad! We the undersigned hereby petition the Metro Planning Commision to hold these owners accountable for the demoltion of a historic buidling and stop installation of a 24 hour honky tonk in the heart of the SoBro district now.

To:
Nashville Metro Planning Commission
Doug Sloan, Deputy Director of Planning
Terry Cobb, Director Codes Administration
Bill Herbert, Zoning Administrator
Mark Macy, Director of Engineering
Scott McCormick, Plans Review
Erica Gilmore, Representative Metro City Council 19th District
Please stop the 24 Hour "Diner" on Demonbreun. There are strong indications this development will be used as a honky tonk. Keep the honky tonks on Lower Broad and away from the upscale residential development in SoBro and our beautiful Symphony Center.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. "Diner" Variance Denied! Thanks for Your Support!

      From Today's Tennessean:

      The Metro Housing and Development Agency's Design Review Committee today denied an application for a variance that would have permitted construction of a controversial 24-hour diner to proceed downtown.

      Developer Avenue Diner LLC had requested a variance to allow for sidewalks on the side of the site that faces Demonbreun Street to have a narrower width of 12 feet. The downtown code requires a width of 15 feet to 20 feet.

      The new application was required because the project is considered new construction because the previous building on the site has already been demolished.

    2. Zoning Meeting Tomorrow on the "Diner"

      Tomorrow at 10:30 am there will be a meeting of the Metro Development and Housing Agency ("MDHA") to consider granting a variance to the owners developing the "diner" to proceed with construction. There will be no opportunity for public comment, but a strong showing by concerned residents would speak volumes. If you can do so, please make plans to attend. The address is Building 35 Peabody Street Nashville, TN 37210 (The building directly adjacent to Pinewood Social.) Thanks for all your support. Our numbers are strong and growing!

    3. Zoning Meeting Tomorrow!

      Tomorrow at 10:30 am there will be a meeting of the Metro Development and Housing Agency ("MDHA") to consider granting a variance to the owners developing the "diner" to proceed with construction. There will be no opportunity for public comment, but a strong showing by concerned residents would speak volumes. If you can do so, please make plans to attend. The address is Building 35 Peabody Street Nashville, TN 37210 (The building directly adjacent to Pinewood Social.) Thanks for all your support. Our numbers are strong and growing!

    4. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Jan Luffey RUSTON, LA
      • 3 months ago

      My daughter lives there...DOWNTOWN.!

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • michael madden NASHVILLE, TN
      • 3 months ago

      I would like to be able to sleep at night versus hearing this racket.....keep these joints back on broadway and not in a residential area.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Kyle Bagwell NASHVILLE, TN
      • 3 months ago

      Working downtown for over 5 years, and preservation of areas is important for diversity.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Amanda Drewry NASHVILLE, TN
      • 3 months ago

      My window is 30 feet away, I am on board with a diner, but I do not want a loud bar and music near me.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • George Boettcher NASHVILLE, TN
      • 3 months ago

      We just don't need it. We got enough entertainment on Broadway

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:

    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.