Neighborhood News

August Update

August 1, 2018

12th South Water Main Project

The 12th South Water Main project that has been completed along Beechwood and Elmwood was actually Phase 1 of a two phase process. Phase 2 is in design and may start later this fall. This would include nearby streets between Belmont and 12th South. A community meeting is anticipated in the next month or two to explain details and schedule. Keep an eye on the list serve for meeting time and location.

TN Environmental Council Annual Sustainable TN Policy & Practice Meeting

The Tennessee Environmental Council invites individuals and organizations from across the state to attend their Annual Sustainable TN Policy & Practice Meeting Wednesday, August 29th and discuss priority sustainability issues for the upcoming year and beyond. Attendees will identify best policies and practices to advance sustainability in seven categories: Energy, Air, Land, Water, Solid Waste, Public Health and Food Systems. Forum outcomes are aggregated and published in their yearly revised Sustainable Tennessee Agenda which is presented to the TN General Assembly every year. The conference is August 29 from 10 am to 3 pm at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson Street in Nashville. The suggested event donation is $25, which Includes a catered lunch or $10 if you bring your own lunch. Space is limited so please register here to reserve your spot.

21st Ave. Catholic Diocese Property

After many inquiries for various types of development, the Catholic Diocese property at 21st Ave and Linden has finally been sold. According to reports, the plan is for residential development, but few other details are available at this point.

21st Ave. Corridor Planning Study

At the request of leadership from both BHN and HWEN, the Metro Planning Department has agreed to facilitate a 21st Avenue Corridor Planning Study. The goal of the study is to look at the corridor from Magnolia Blvd to I-440 in light of the NashvilleNext long term plan to allow denser development along major corridors while protecting the character and existing density of the adjacent historic neighborhoods. Metro Planning will help us develop a comprehensive plan that envisions how 21st Avenue could effectively carry more people and what heights and design guidelines would be appropriate along the corridor. The process would begin with several community meetings to gather input from stakeholders, including property owners, neighbors, business owners, on what kind of future growth makes sense. These would be followed by design sessions where Metro Planning Staff would present options that fulfill the requirements brought out during the listening sessions. Ultimately this would result in a document adopted by the Council that would provide guidelines for growth so that owners, developers, and neighbors would all have agreed upon expectations.

Belmont Blvd. Traffic Calming Study

A related process was recently completed in the Belmont Blvd traffic calming study as Public Works looks down the road to repaving. With the first bike lane in the city installed in the 90’s, Belmont Blvd has already served as a great pilot for leading edge traffic control. During several open house type meetings, the two main issues that came up in the discussions about improving safety for pedestrians, bike riders, and drivers were speeding and passing in the bike lane. Metro Public Works and Metro Planning have developed a plan to repaint the existing bike lanes with protected bike lanes shielded from traffic by parked cars, and to include both a painted buffer as well as protective bollards and virtual bulb-outs at intersections. An example of this can be seen along Magnolia Blvd southbound on the backside of Hillsboro Village. I would encourage everyone to ride a bike through that area and try it on for size. By repainting the lanes now, we will have a year or two to evaluate how this configuration works on Belmont before the repaving is done and permanent bike lanes are painted.

HWEN Walking District

The HWEN Walking District pilot was a great success. Public Works has finished their evaluation and determined that the combination of signs, lowered speed limits painted on the streets, and police enforcement did lower average speeds in the District. They have agreed to look at lowering speed limits city wide on local streets from the current 30 to 25 mph, and they are working with Metro Police on a coordinated effort to provide the enforcement needed to help drivers to adjust to the new limit. Acknowledging that physical changes may also play an important role in modifying driver behavior, Public Works will continue to evaluate the appropriateness of other traffic calming measures like stop signs and speed humps on a case by case basis.

Proposed MLS Stadium

There are several key votes coming up on the proposed MLS stadium in the next month. Due to a very strong showing of support by soccer fans and a major financial commitment by local businessman John Ingram, the city of Nashville has committed to supporting a Major League Soccer team. The Council approved a plan last spring for a public private partnership that would spend $225 million to build a 30,000 seat stadium at the Fairgrounds. As it has been worked out, this is a much better deal for the city than the Titans stadium was. We have learned a lot since then. While Metro is providing some financial support for infrastructure and improvements to the Fairgrounds, the MLS group is shouldering the large majority of the financial risk. The MLS group is obligated to pay for any cost overruns, which was a weakness in the Ballpark financing. They are also obligated outright for $9 million annually for the debt service (mortgage) for the construction. The remaining $4 million portion of the debt service will be paid by ticket taxes and sales tax revenues from the soccer stadium operation. Only if that falls short, will the city have to use taxpayer dollars to make up the remainder of the $4 million. Based on the enthusiastic support of Nashville’s minor league soccer club now playing at the Sounds Ball Park, there is good evidence that this city will enthusiastically support soccer.

A number of people have expressed concerns about the existing uses at the Fairgrounds. The city is bound by the Metro Charter to preserve the current uses, and the plans call for building new structures before the old ones are demolished. That way the flea market and other expos can continue uninterrupted at the relocation at the bottom of the hill in an area that is currently north of Walsh Road. The square footage of air conditioned and open covered space will be kept the same.

There are still a number of questions to be answered before I will be comfortable with the final vote. The proposed project includes a 10 acre mixed use development on site to help activate the area. While I understand the benefit of that, and I appreciate the affordable housing component, many council members, including me, have requested that the MLS group pay actual rent on the 10 acres, and I will continue to advocate for that. The plan physically provides space for all the current uses to continue, but the details regarding parking and scheduling, now under negotiation, will need to include assurances that the Flea Market and race weekends are accommodated. Finally, the MLS group has been in productive talks with a group called Stand Up Nashville developing a Community Benefits Agreement to ensure that local people are hired for the construction and operating jobs. I support the CBA process, and I expect a reasonable compromise to be reached before the council gives approval. The Council will have three separate items to vote on before project can move forward. We will vote on a bond issue to provide the initial funding; a zoning change to allow the mixed use development; and an ordinance to authorize the demolition of the existing exposition buildings after the new ones are built. I will continue to work with the MLS group to be sure that the conditions are in place to protect Metro financially, to respect the Fairgrounds, and to provide good local jobs.

Dark Skies Energy Efficient Lighting

I have been working with a group of stakeholders to develop Dark Skies guidelines for Nashville. This would require future construction and major renovations to provide energy efficient lighting only where and when it is needed at lighting levels that will reduce sky glow and light pollution. Studies have shown that the increased lighting around cities has environmental consequences for many animals, can disrupt good sleep for many people, and wastes huge amounts of energy. We miss a huge opportunity to show our children the wonder of the night sky and spark interest in astronomy and science in general. More and more cities are adopting Dark Skies ordinances, and Nashville can learn from their experience.

I-440 Greenway Ribbon Cutting

When the interstate was first proposed through our neighborhoods, local activists like Gene Teselle, Betty Nixon, and Jan Bushing, organized to alter the interstate design to reduce the environmental impact. In addition to building the road below grade and providing soundwalls, the project was supposed to include a greenway running parallel to the new interstate. It has taken decades, but the greenway is finally becoming a reality. A small section was completed from Leland Lane to Granny White several years ago, and the next leg is being completed this month. We are planning to celebrate with an official I-440 Greenway ribbon cutting in September. It is not officially open, but the greenway already offers a great alternative bike path from Elmington Park to Centennial Park.

250K Tree Day

The Tennessee Environmental Council is planning now for 250K Tree Day, the largest volunteer community-tree-planting event in the history of Tennessee, scheduled for February 23, 2019. District 18 can help by locating places that need trees, volunteering to plant trees, and offering sites for tree distribution centers. Pick-up locations should be located in a public area such as an office, retail building, park office, church, community center or other easy-to-find central locations where participants can easily find their trees. Last year the Chess Club on Belmont Blvd served as a distribution center. The requirements for pick-up location leaders are summarized below.

  • Promote the event in your local community. Examples: print and post flyers, share the event on social media, send press release to local news and radio stations
  • Drive to your nearest regional distribution center on Thursday, February 21 to pick up and transport tree seedlings to your pick-up location. Depending upon customer demand in your county, you may anticipate picking up between 500 and 1500 seedlings for distribution (exact orders will be emailed to you the week of the event). This number of seedlings can fit in the back of a small pickup truck, or the bed of a station wagon.
  • Store seedlings in a cool, dry, shaded location until chosen distribution date; Friday, February 22 (during regular business hours) AND/OR Saturday, February 23 (9am-11am). Extreme-weather alternate date is March 10. This could be a garage, out-building or other appropriate location not subject to freezing.
  • Be ready to distribute seedlings 30 minutes prior to your scheduled distribution time.
  • Let us know the following week if you have a surplus of trees post event. We want to find homes for all 250K seedlings.

General tree seedling registration will open in August. If you agree to follow through with the above activities, please register your organization at this link ASAP. Choose one or both dates and times when you will be available for participants to pick up tree seedlings (Friday, 2/22, 9am to 5pm and/or Saturday, 2/23, 9am to 11am – local times). Provide all information related to your pick-up location. Your name, contact information, pick-up dates, times, and locations will be published to the public on our website, in case participants need help finding the location etc. Submissions are not guaranteed. TEC will email you if your pick-up location has been accepted.

In Conclusion

I hope everyone’s summer winds down peacefully. Please let me know what your thoughts and concerns are at burkley.allen@nasvhille.gov or call at 615-383-6604.

Regards, 
Burkley Allen 
Metro Council 18th District

July Update

July 1, 2018

I will be holding District 18 Office Hours Saturday morning, July 21 from 9 am until 10:30 at Three Brothers Coffee at 2813 West End Avenue. I’ll have information on HUB Nashville, Metro’s on-line customer service hotline, the new sidewalk construction tracker, and the Open Government website. Come by for a demonstration or to tell me what is on your mind about making Metro a better city.

Several neighbors have raised concerns about trash carts sitting with their lids open after trash pick-up day. This becomes a health hazard this time of year if rain gets in the cart allowing...

June Update

June 1, 2018

Movies in the Park continues each Thursday at Elmington Park through June 21 (rain date is June 28). Festivities and food trucks start at 5 with the movie beginning at dark. The park road is closed off at 9 each Thursday morning after the morning commute and camp pick-ups are done. Park police will be on hand each Thursday to help with traffic and parking. The movies are all family friendly, including Wonder Woman, Legally Blond, and the Greatest Showman. This year, the event is working to be Wastefree so look for places to recycle cans and bottles and to...

May Update

May 1, 2018

Election Day Number 2 is May 24 for Mayor. Early voting begins at the Howard Office Building on May 4 and at all other early voting locations on May 11.

The Sevier Park Fest returns on Friday May 4th and Saturday May 5th. The festival kicks off on Friday at 6 pm with a headline concert in Sevier Park featuring SUSTO, Amanda Shires, and J Roddy Walston & the Business. The last concert begins at 9:30 pm. Saturday’s events begin at 10 am in the Park and along 12th Ave South up to Sweetbriar. The day includes bike races for...

April Update

April 1, 2018

Brush Pick-up begins in HWEN on April 4.

Belmont University will host the 2018 Davis Cup between the United States and Belgium April 6, 7 & 8. — Some of the world’s greatest tennis players will meet for a matchup in the Curb Event Center! Campus neighbors can purchase single or three-day pass tickets for 50% off by entering a special promo code: NEIGHBOR. Click here to purchase tickets! Traffic and parking will be controlled similar to the way graduation weekend is handled. Neighbors may want to avoid driving through the north end of Belmont Blvd during the weekend...

March Update

March 1, 2018

Historic Preservation Awards — The Metropolitan Historical Commission is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Historic Preservation Awards program, honoring Davidson County’s best preservation projects. The public is invited to submit buildings or structures that have been restored, rehabilitated, or carefully maintained over time. The awards also recognize well-designed new construction that harmonizes with a historic environment. To be considered, nominated properties must be located in Davidson County and, with the exception of the infill construction category, must have been built no later than 1968. Infill projects should be no older than 2016. Buildings open to the public as...

January Update

January 1, 2018

Brush Collection begins in Hillsboro West End on January 5.

Recycling your Christmas tree is easy. Last year, Nashvillians dropped off over 17,000 trees for recycling through Metro Nashville’s Christmas Tree Recycling Drop-off Program! Trees can be taken to Elmington Park or Sevier Park to be chipped and composted into mulch. Trees must be cleaned of all ornaments, lights, wire, string and other decor before bringing them to be tree-cycled. No artificial trees can be accepted. Please do not dump any other items at these drop-off locations.

Construction of Fahrenheit Yoga — Neighbors have probably noticed the demolition of...

November Update

November 1, 2017

Let’s Move Nashville — Neighbors are invited to an open house on November 9 to learn about Let’s Move Nashville, Metro’s transportation solution and twenty-five-year transit plan. This will be the focus of a referendum to be held in May to determine dedicated funding mechanisms for the $5.2 billion plan. The open house will beheld at Lentz Public Health Center, 2500 Charlotte Avenue, from 6 to 8pm, and will provide the opportunity to see where commuter rail, light rail, and significant bus improvements are proposed. The plan can also be viewed here.

The HWEN Annual meeting is Thursday, November 9 at 7pm at Belmont...

October Update

October 1, 2017

HUB Nashville — Metro’s comprehensive new customer service system is live! Metro Council and Metro IT have worked for two years to create this one-stop shop that works by phone or online for neighbors to get questions answered and concerns reported. Phone access is simply 311, and online at hub.nashville.gov. This great new tool eliminates the need to know multiple Metro phone numbers and e-mail addresses to report Codes violations, missed recycling pick-ups, paving requests, etc. The site provides an option to get follow-up and resolution information and provides council members with a monthly report of what has been logged in.

September Update

September 1, 2017

The HWEN Walking District is here! Signs have gone up designating the Hillsboro West End Neighborhood as a place to drive slowly so pedestrians can safely walk everywhere. Statistics show that an accident involving a pedestrian and a vehicle has a much lower fatality rate if the car is moving at 20 mph rather than 30. In partnership with Metro Public Works and Metro Police, the HWEN traffic committee has worked to increase awareness and safety. Speed limits have been lowered to 25 mph on the major streets like Blair and Natchez Trace and to 20 mph on the side streets....

Hillsboro Village Crosswalk

August 4, 2017

Read the Hillsboro Village Pedestrian Crossing Evaluation.

August Update

August 1, 2017

MTA fare reductions take effect August 1. Mayor Barry announced at the State of Metro address that the transfer fee for the Metro bus system would be eliminated. In the past, changing buses required buying a second ticket. Now, bus riders can request a transfer when they pay their $1.70 fare on a bus, and they will be given a ticket that can be used on any bus for the next two hours. This will also affect the day pass, which will be reduced to $3.25, the week pass $16, and the monthly pass, which will be reduced to $55. More...

July Update

July 1, 2017

District 18 Office Hours — I will be holding District 18 Office Hours on Saturday, July 15, from 9 to 11 at Fido in Hillsboro Village. For those who haven’t run into me in the grocery store and would like an opportunity to discuss issues that are important to you, please stop by and have a cup of coffee with me.

Community Meeting with Paragon Group — The six single family home project at Orleans and Acklen is underway, and a community meeting with the builders, Paragon Group, has been scheduled to talk about the construction schedule, street accessibility during construction, and...

June Update

June 1, 2017

Movies in the Park at Elmington Park will run for the next three Thursdays with an extra rain date at the end. The line-up includes Rogue One, The Secret Life of Pets, and Back to the Future. Food trucks and games start at 5pm, and the movies start at dusk. The park road will be closed on those days beginning at 9pm. Parking for moviegoers will be available at several area churches, but the overflow will spill into the neighborhood. Police will be around to help prevent or ticket blocked driveways or any other potential parking and traffic problems.

Ramadan, the Islamic month...

May Update

May 1, 2017

The Sevier Park Fest is this Saturday, May 5th and 6th! The Fest was created to bring adjacent neighborhoods together to enjoy the neighborhood park. Neighbors from 12South, Belmont - Hillsboro, Sunnyside, and Battlefield are specifically invited, but all are wholeheartedly welcome. The event also raises funds to help make our park and community a better place to enjoy. Proceeds from past events have been used to purchase water fountains for Sevier Park and to remove invasive plants in the park’s creek. There is lots more to do! This year’s Friday night concert headliner is The Lone Bellow, with opening acts...

April Update

April 1, 2017

Neighborhood Pop-Up Traffic Circle — The Belmont-Hillsboro Neighborhood is trying out a new type of traffic calming strategy at the intersection of 15th Ave S and Elmwood. On Saturday, April 1, a group of volunteers met at the site with TURBO Nashville to install a pop-up traffic circle. Designed by traffic engineers and approved by Metro Public Works, this temporary installation will give neighbors a chance to see how driving around a circle can slow traffic in both directions. The circle will be in place for one week while engineers monitor traffic speed. Based on the results and the neighbors’ reactions, we’ll...

March Update

March 1, 2017

Memorial Tree Planting for Betty Nixon — Everyone is invited on March 9 at 11am to the Metro Parks Arbor Day Celebration at the Event Shelter in Centennial Park. A tree will be planted honoring the memory of Betty Nixon, former council member and neighborhood advocate who died late last year.

2017 Preservation Awards — The Metropolitan Historical Commission is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Preservation Awards program, honoring Davidson County’s best preservation projects. The public is invited to submit any building or structure, built no later than 1965, that has been restored, rehabilitated, or carefully maintained over time. The awards...

February Update

February 1, 2017

Friends of Eakin School may all want to provide support for PE Coach Hillary Strickland, whose house was severely damaged in a fire recently. The Eakin PTSO is coordinating efforts and can be reached by email, or neighbors can access a support fund here.

Property Reappraisal Update — The Davidson County Property Assessor met with members of the community on February 1 to discuss the county-wide property reappraisal that was just completed and explain how it could affect property taxes. State law requires a reappraisal of all property in the county every four years to ensure that taxes are based on...

January Update

January 1, 2017

Brush pick-up begins in BHN, Sunnyside, and 12th South on January 4 and in HWEN on January 11.

Walk N Bike — After months of community engagement for input, Walk N Bike—Nashville’s strategic plan for sidewalks and bikeways—will be presented to the public. The draft plan outlines Nashville’s major sidewalk and bikeway needs and a new approach for how to fill those needs. It identifies priority networks for both sidewalks and bikeways, as well as other recommendations to make Nashville a more walkable and bike-able city. There will be a series of meetings following the plan’s release beginning Monday, January 9, at...

December Update

December 1, 2016

The 12th South Winter Warmer 5k Race will once again take place around Sevier Park. Several streets will be closed off for a few hours on Saturday morning. This race benefits Hands On Nashville, as well as Greenways for Nashville and Village Real Estate’s 440 Greenway project! This year’s kids run will benefit Waverly Belmont, Glendale, and Julia Green — our neighborhood elementary schools. Each school will receive their entry fees back as a donation to their PTO. The school with the most participants will be awarded an additional financial donation from 12South Patrons at Play to support their PTO program. Sign your...

November Update

November 1, 2016

The HWEN Annual meeting is Thursday, November 10 at 7 at BUMC. Come learn about the plan to designate HWEN a Walking District.

The Memorial Service for Betty Nixon will be held on Saturday, November 12 at West End Methodist Church at 11 AM. Betty was the council member when HWEN was first formed to fight condemnation of homes in the neighborhood in the name of urban renewal and the original plan for I-440 to be built above ground. She was a fierce advocate for neighborhoods and went on to serve in the Vanderbilt office of government and neighborhood relations....

October Update

October 6, 2016

Brush pick-up starts in BHN, Sunnyside, and 12th South on September 30, and in HWEN on October 7. Place your brush where your garbage is collected — at the curb if your trash is collected there or in the alley if you have alley trash collection. Do not stack brush against trees, fences, utility poles or other stationary objects because the crane on the truck can’t operate around those. Do not place brush, clippings and/or leaves where they can be washed into a storm sewer, catch basin or stream and clog up drainage systems. Street Sweeping will take place in HWEN on or about October...

September Update

September 8, 2016

Middle Tennessee Long-Term Transit Plan — After more than 16 months of public outreach and community engagement, MTA has unveiled its long-term plan. The project team for the strategic planning process, known as nMotion, presented recommendations to the Boards of the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee (RTA). A 30-day public comment period opened immediately after the meeting, and comments will be accepted via the nMotion project website, as well as at a series of upcoming community meetings listed here. Neighbors can attend the community open house onSeptember 15 at West End Middle School from 6 - 8pm....

June Update

June 1, 2016

  1. Congratulations to the owners of six homes in District 18 who were recognized in the Metro Historic Preservation Awards. Homes at 3111 Acklen Avenue, 1512 Paris Avenue, and 2008 19th Ave S were nominated for excellence in home renovations. An honorable mention was awarded to 1511 Dallas Avenue for a rear addition and repairs to the exterior, reversing some non-historic changes to the home and salvaging and reusing materials. 1612 Linden Avenue received an award for a renovation project that replaced and enlarged an early addition to the home. The rehabilitation of 2616 Belmont Boulevard received an award...

May Update

May 1, 2016

May is Nashville Bike Month beginning with Walk & Roll to School Day on May 11. Join Walk Bike Nashville as they celebrate their second annual Walk and Roll to School Day. Among the 13 schools participating will be Waverly Belmont. For questions or if you’re interested in joining, contact Katie Hoovler.

Dragon Parade and Dragon Music Sundays – Join Hillsboro West End Neighbors for their annual Dragon Parade on Sunday, May 15. Neighbors will gather at the Triangle Park at Natchez Trace and Blair at 2:30 and will start marching at 3. Decorated bikes and costumed children will...

April Update

April 1, 2016

The proposed project at the old Belcourt Nursing Home (1710 Belcourt) will be introduced at the Metro Council meeting on April 5 to request a zoning change from RM40 to allow for a 76-unit apartment building. Neighbors have attended two community meetings to learn about the project. While this is a good example of locating density on the corridors, there are still concerns about traffic. I will be meeting with Metro Public Works to discuss possible ways to avoid increased congestion in Hillsboro Village from this project.

The April 5th Council meeting will also include the first reading of the...

Village 21 Construction Progress Report

March 30, 2016

Read the contruction progress report here.

March Update

March 1, 2016

Tulips at Cheekwood — The gardeners at Cheekwood have planted a variety called Colour Spectacle dedicated to District 18. Other districts also have their own special varieties. Take the opportunity to enjoy the emergence of Spring and the official District 18 tulip.

Street Sweeping Schedule — Metro Water Services has a regular schedule for cleaning streets to keep leaves and other debris from clogging the storm water system. Residents can increase the effectiveness of this by moving their cars off the street on sweeping days. The Street Sweeping Schedule is published monthly here.

Annual Preservation Awards — The Metro...

February Update

February 1, 2016

Nashville Reads — Once again, the Nashville Public Library is sponsoring Nashville Reads, a city-wide book club. This year’s book is The Color of Water, the parallel stories of James McBride, one of twelve siblings in the all-black housing projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn, the son of a black minister and of his Jewish mother who would not admit she was white. Around his mother’s narrative, McBride has written a powerful portrait of growing up, a meditation on race and identity, and a poignant, beautifully crafted hymn from a son to his mother. Start reading now to be ready to participate in...

January Update

January 5, 2016

Dear Neighbors,

I hope everyone has enjoyed happy holidays. As we enter the new year, I’m sending news of the district and wishes for a happy and prosperous 2016 for everyone.

Metro Public Works has made arrangements for extra recycling as people clean up after the holidays. Residents can take paper and cardboard to any of the Metro’s recycling drop-off sites. Electronics can be taken to East Convenience Center seven days a week or to Omohundro Convenience Center Tuesday through Saturday free of charge. Christmas trees can be recycled at Elmington Park.

Hillsboro High Renovation or Rebuild – On Thursday,...

Proposed Amendments to Nashville’s Short Term Rental Regulations

January 2, 2016

BL 2015-94 proposes four changes to the existing short term rental regulations found in Metro Code 6.28.030. Please see below for each of the proposed changes and brief comments to provide background and address questions that have come up:

Section 1. That paragraph 6.28.030 B. be revised to read as follows: For the purposes of this section, “owner-occupied” means that the owner of the property permanently resides in the STRP. Detached Accessory Dwelling Units shall not be eligible for owner-occupied status.

This change limits the number of DADU’s that can be used for short term rental. It is in response...

Short Term Rental Property Overview

January 1, 2016

In February 2015, the Metro Council passed BL 2014-909 and 951, which provided definitions and guidelines for the emerging phenomenon of Short Term Rental Property. At that time, Nashville had over 1,000 short term rental properties (VRBO, air bnb, homeaway, Flipkey etc.), most of which had appeared since 2010. Short term rental is actually an important part of our hospitality economy, but the Metro Code was, up to that point, very unclear about how STRPs fit into our zoning laws. After studying what other cities had done to manage the growth of short term rental properties in residential areas and...

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Burkley Allen is the perfect candidate for District 18 and Metro Council. She's an experienced, tireless advocate for all aspects of our neighborhoods who's progressive and compassionate. Burkley knows how to listen and how to build consensus. She gets the job done.

Gary Bynum, BHN Board Member
Gary Bynum