Help Us Keep Monroe Harding Historic and Green! Save the Last Green Tract in Green Hills!

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Signing this petition indicates your desire to keep the 19+ Monroe Harding acres (which are for sale) on 1120 Glendale Lane in Green Hills green, save the historic buildings and save 200+ century-old trees. Keeping the property as green as possible also alleviates increased traffic congestion, keeps density of homes to a minimum, and avoids an increase flooding in Brown's Creek.

URGENT CALL TO ACTION - A developer, Austin Pennington with Barlow Builders, wants to buy the historic 19.87-acre Monroe Harding campus in Green Hills for redevelopment with 31 new luxury homes. Barlow Builders would demolish the entire Monroe Harding campus - all five buildings including the main Colonial Revival building designed by noted local architect Henry C. Hibbs - and some 200 mature trees. Historic Nashville included the Monroe Harding campus on their 2012 Nashville Nine list of the city's most endangered historic places for this very reason.

Last December, Metro Councilman Russ Pulley (District 25) requested an SP rezoning (2018SP-017-001) from the Metro Planning Commission in order to redevelop the historic Monroe Harding campus, which is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, for an institution such as a church or school with 2 new residential houses. This proposal, however, has been delayed due to the new proposal for demolition.

Monroe Harding should sell the campus to a preservation-friendly buyer who would reuse the historic buildings, instead of tear them down.

We also hope you will ask that the Metro Planning Commission and Metro Council DENY any SP rezoning request that would require demolition of the historic Monroe Harding campus. Balancing new development with preservation should be a top priority for Metro Planning and Metro Council. Other cities find a way, why can't Nashville?