Will the fireworks hit hot and heavy March 1?
It is possible when a pair of public hearings concerning the Carrolton Station Planned Unit Overlay. The area is the site for a proposed transitional or halfway house for recently released felons. The proposal has been met with fierce opposition from the Antioch community.
According to officials with Southeast Nashville United, a grassroots community organization opposed to the project, officials from Men of Valor, the organization wanting to build the transitional housing, have repeatedly refused to meet with the community.
The public hearings and coinciding vote on second reading, will be Tuesday, March 1 at the regular meeting of the Metro Council. That meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in the David Scobey Council Chamber.
If the measures pass the second reading, they still must be voted upon a third time before becoming ordinances.
The first public hearing is for ORDINANCE NO. BL2016-140, which would amend a part of the Carrolton Station Planned Unit Development Overlay.
This amendment would require a number of traffic improvements:
- At the intersection of Blue Hole Road and Una Antioch Pike, the following traffic improvements are required:
- A westbound left turn lane on Una Antioch Pike at Blue Hole Road shall be constructed according to AASHTO design standards;
- This left turn lane shall be extended to the reconstructed Hickory Hollow Parkway/Antioch Pike intersection and align with the conditioned eastbound left turn at the project access at the relocated intersection. Therefore, Una Antioch Pike shall be constructed to provide a 3 lane cross section between these 2 signalized intersections.
- The traffic signal at this intersection shall be modified as required. A signal plan shall be submitted for approval by the Metro Traffic Engineer.
- At the intersection of Hickory Hollow Parkway and Una Antioch Pike, the following traffic improvements are required:
- Hickory Hollow Parkway opposite the project access road at Una Antioch Pike shall be reconstructed to modify this approach to intersect at 90 degrees with Una Antioch and to construct 1 southbound lane and 2 northbound lanes. The northbound lanes shall be striped to provide a shared right / through lane and a separate left turn lane with 250 feet of storage and transition per AASHTO standards.
- Adequate sight distance for this relocated intersection shall be documented.
- On Una Antioch Pike, an eastbound left turn lane shall be constructed with a minimum 125 feet of dedicated storage and aligned with extended eastbound left turn lane at Blue Hole Road
- A westbound left turn lane shall be constructed with 175 feet of storage and transition per AASHTO standards on Una Antioch Pike at Hickory Hollow Parkway.
- The Project access Road/Payne Road extension intersection with Una Antioch Pike shall be constructed with 1 northbound lane and 2 southbound lanes. The southbound lanes shall be striped to provide a shared right / through lane and a separate left turn lane with 125 feet of dedicated storage.
- The project access road/Payne Road extension shall be constructed with a 3 lane cross section with center 2 -way left turn lane to align with a future Payne Road at the property line of the project site.
- The developer shall construct the Payne Road extension through the project site with a southbound left turn lane at the townhome access driveway.
- Each commercial parcel will be accessed by 1 driveway. The driveways accessing each parcel shall be aligned and located in order to provide adequate storage for left turning vehicles and no conflict with dedicated storage of southbound left turn lane at Una Antioch Pike.
- The traffic signal shall be modified as required. A signal plan shall be submitted for approval by the Metro Traffic Engineer. If sidewalks are required along Una Antioch, pedestrian signals and associated facilities shall be installed. If this access road is considered an extension of Payne Road and therefore a public road, then detection loops may be installed. If this access road is considered a private road, video detection shall be utilized for signal modification.
The second public hearing is for ORDINANCE NO. BL2016-141. Also concerning the Carrolton Station project, to allow 30 multi-family units on the location.
The full ordinance proposal may be viewed at this link.
The full agenda may be viewed here.