Southwest Nashville Edition - January 2020

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CITY SPENDING To help draw companies to the area, Nashville oered $1.64 million in job grants to companies in scal year 2018- 19, up from $500,000 the previous scal year, attracting companies like Amazon and AllianceBernstein. The city also incentivized companies with reduced taxes through property tax abatements. However, the city is now reexamining how much assistance future companies may get as it works to balance business incentives with increasing budget concerns.

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SOURCES: METRO NASHVILLE, 2019 COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT; METROPOLITAN DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING AGENCY, 20162018 TAX INCREMENT FINANCING REPORTCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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Construction is continuing on Nashville Yards, a mixed-use development with 3.5 million square feet of oce space. It is also the future home of Amazon’s operations hub in downtown Nashville. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

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LIVING IN BELLE MEADE A set of interim design guidelines approved Dec. 18 determines what types of construction are allowed for properties in city limits. 743 90 or 7.6%, of the city’s parcels are empty lots 352 or 29.7%, of homes were constructed in 1970 or later SOURCE: TENNESSEE HISTORICAL COMMISSIONCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER N HOMES IN BELLE MEADE or 62.7%, of homes in Belle Meade were constructed in 1969 or prior

Review board to consider housing demolitions, new construction Belle Meade residents who wish to make some exterior changes to their homes are subject to new rules following the creation of a citywide neighborhood conservation overlay adopted Dec. 18 by the Board of Commissioners. within the city. The commission’s move to approve design guidelines follows four months of planning and research spurred by increased residential tear- downs and subsequent new construction, which Lyle Patterson, director of building and zoning and assistant city manager, and HZC ocials have deemed inconsistent with traditional architectural styles found in Belle Meade. BelleMeade adopts newhome guidelines BY DYLAN SKYE AYCOCK A set of interim residential design guidelines approved for the overlay require the Historic Zon- ing Commission—a ve-member board formed by the commissioners in August—to review proposed demolitions, new construction and, in some cases, additions to existing properties CONTINUED ON 19

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