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Metro ordinance looks to give Nolensville Pike a face-lift with design overlay

Nolensville Pike seen as an eye-sore
Posted at 5:31 PM, May 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 20:08:15-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A newly passed Metro Nashville ordinance looks to clean-up an 11-mile stretch of Nolensville Pike.

The corridor design overlay sets guidelines for future aesthetics to landscaping, signage, front facades, and commercial building projects. The new guidelines will affect areas between Zoo Road near the Nashville Zoo to Burkitt Road near the Davidson County line.

"We just wanted something more pleasing to the eye that would help with the property values and just be a little more consistent and kind of bring it up a notch in the the design features," council member Davette Blalock said.

"The corridor overlay is going to make it where there's no chain linked fences, no construction buildings that are made of anything other than brick and hardy board," she said.

Blalock said current buildings are grandfathered in unless owners want to remodel their buildings.

Councilman Fabian Bedne said with more than 30,000 drivers passing along Nolensville Pike he wants to have more of them stop and shop in the area.

"We need to capture some of that traffic and help those people be interested in shopping in this area as well," Bedne said.

It took seven year to pass this ordinance.