The purpose of this meeting is to allow local residents and property owners to learn of plans for a proposed building on the vacant Metro Parks property at the address above.This will be an informal meeting where citizens can ask questions and offer opinions to Metro Parks’ officials and interested parties. Metro Councilmember Edith Langster will attend this meeting.
The Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation has conditionally approved a proposal from the Vanderbilt Bridge Education Association (VBEA) to construct a 6000 square foot facility on Metro Parks’ property at 3138 Parthenon Avenue, which would be used by the VBEA as well as by Metro Parks and the community.The VBEA is a not-for-profit organization that would pay to build and operate the facility.If the proposal is approved, the building would become the property of Metro Parks and programmed for joint use by Metro and the VBEA.
Currently the property is zoned as residential property.Construction of the facility would require a zoning special exception and a zoning variance for setbacks from the property lines.The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) is scheduled to hear the zoning request at its December 3, 2009 meeting.This meeting will be at 1:00 p.m. in the Green Hills Auditorium at the Metro Southeast Offices, 1417 Murfreesboro Pike.Per BZA Rules of Procedure Item 9.(2)(e) we are making contact with neighbors within 300 feet of the property, to make you aware of the project and to give you a date, time and place to meet and discuss the request if desired.
The Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation will receive a status report on the project at its meeting on Tuesday, December 1.This meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. at the 2565 Park Plaza location.
In addition to the BZA approval, final approval by the Parks’ Board, the Metropolitan Planning Commission, and the Metro Council will be necessary before the project could proceed.Should you have any questions about this proposal, you are encouraged to call Metro Parks at 615-862-8400.