Petition for new zoning rules specific to "tiny homes" and "small homes" in Nashville

Petition for new zoning rules specific to "tiny homes" and "small homes" in Nashville

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We the undersigned petition to the Metro Council of Nashville and Davidson County asks that the council direct the Planning Commission to draft new zoning rules inclusive of tiny homes, small homes, and both sub-divided residential developments and managed-community residential developments.

We ask that the city council pass a resolution requiring city departments participate in a collaborative process to remove barriers to affordable housing development through the following means:

  • Review all impact fees, departmental fees, and other costs and suggest incentives to encourage starter-home and smaller, affordable single-family housing options as well as affordable multi-family housing developments.
  • Enact abatement, limits, and relief from fees that limit developers' ability to profit from affordable housing projects.
  • Create and implement residential zones R3, R1.75, and R.75 to allow for the subdivision of property such that smaller, more affordable housing can be build on lots subdivided into 3000 sq. ft., 1750 sq. ft., and 750 sq. ft. minimum lot sizes.
  • Create and implement a zone for Tiny Home Parks in line with zoning for Mobile Home Parks to allow for up to 12 units per acre to be managed by a property-management company with the requirement that facilities be built for bathing, sanitation (water, laundry), and emergency shelter (severe weather shelter).

Allowing these types of development will allow our city to once become a place where the average teacher, fire-fighter, or police officer can buy a home and be invested in their community. By pursuing this course of action, we are committing our city to be a place medium-income residents maintain a path toward property ownership and independent living.

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