Property for proposed transitional housing on Metro agenda

bl2016_140_sketch (640x428)Council members representing Antioch will have a busy night Tuesday when the Metro Council next meets. And part of that meeting involves a fiercely opposed proposal to to place transitional housing in the area.

First is BL2016-140, sponsored by Council Members Tanaka Vercher and Karen Johnson.

The bill would amend a part of the Carrollton Station Planned Unit Development Overlay District for property located at 308 Carrolton Station Drive and is meant to allow traffic improvements.

The full wording of the bill may be read at this link.

Related is BL2016-141, which would amend a portion of the Carrollton Station Planned Unit Development Overlay District for property located at 308 Carrolton Station Drive to permit a total of 30 multi-family units where 60 were originally approved per the final site plan.

The full wording may be read at this link.

This property (308 Carrolton Station Drive) is the proposed location for a transitional housing complex for offenders who are transitioning out of jail.

The plan has met with significant resistance from Southeast Nashville United and citizens who are not involved in the organization. SENU tried unsuccessfully to stop the project at the Planning Commission level in mid-January. Council Member Tanaka Vercher had previously attempted to set up a community meeting with the owners proposing the transitional housing but could not get the owners to attend.

This will be the first reading for both bills. Three readings and a public hearing (on the second reading) are required to pass the proposal.

However, that’s not the only action Tuesday night.

Council Member Jacobia Dowell will have a rezoning request going before a public hearing and second reading. BL2016-111 will rezone property at and around 12740 and 12784 Old Hickory Boulevard from AR21 (agricultural) to RS7.5, a residential zoning.

The rezoning request impacts 23.8 acres.

The full agenda for Tuesday’s Metro Council meeting can be read at this link.