Stop SP Zoning in Our Historic Neighborhood
  • Petitioning Sandra Moore

This petition will be delivered to:

District 17 Council Member
Sandra Moore

Stop SP Zoning in Our Historic Neighborhood

    1. Chris Butterworth
    2. Petition by

      Chris Butterworth

      Nashville, TN

We oppose the rezoning of 2107, 2111, and 2115 White Avenue from R6 to SP that would permit up to 8 residential dwelling units.  

We have varying reasons for banding together in opposition to the rezoning including:

  1. Preserving our historic neighborhood which is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places as “intact representation of an early-twentieth century streetcar suburb.”  We believe that the proposed SP zoning does not fit with the historic land use patterns that define our unique neighborhood and is totally inconsistent with the spirit of the historic neighborhood design guidelines.  
  2. Protecting our neighbor’s privacy from having 3 cottages abutting their property lines.
  3. Providing certainty that redevelopment is sensitive to wishes of our neighbors.  Opposition has twice been voiced by our neighborhood association regarding the mass, scale, density, placement, and traffic impact of the proposed cottages.  None of these concerns have been addressed by the developer after more than 7 months of discussions.  
  4. Maintaining affordable housing in a neighborhood that is rapidly becoming unaffordable to many of its residents.

Recent signatures


    1. Council Member Moore Defers Vote on SP

      Chris Butterworth
      Petition Organizer

      Several of us went to the Council meeting this afternoon and shared the petition with members of the Metro Council. I have to say that I was discouraged after the developer indicated that we should "just go home" because the project would be approved, but Council Member Moore deferred the vote on the SP for one meeting. Feeling very encouraged that our voices are being heard! Thanks for your support and we'll keep you updated on next steps.

    2. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • lucy meowman NASHVILLE, TN
      • 4 months ago

      because its carpet baggers making a buck and then they are gone

    • Liz Himes NASHVILLE, TN
      • 7 months ago

      I own property in the neighborhood.

    • Louan Brown NASHVILLE, TN
      • 7 months ago

      This impacts all of Nashville. The council members must listen to the families they are elected to represent.

    • Mary Mancini NASHVILLE, TN
      • 7 months ago

      Would like to keep zoning "as is" in this historic neighborhood.

    • Julie Warwick NASHVILLE, TN
      • 8 months ago

      There are plenty of other places to build multi-family dwellings. Be a good neighbor & quit butting in on someone else's neighborhood & home.


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