Apartments for retired teachers

Metro Council will convene Tuesday night for its first of two council meetings this month. The agenda includes more than 25 bills on public hearing and several consent agenda items, some of which include matters related to Green Hills.

1. Green Hills Apartments for Retired Teachers

There will be a public hearing for a request to amend a specific plan at a property located at 2209 Abbott Martin Road, also known as the Green Hills Apartments for Retired Teachers, to permit multi-family residential and various non-residential uses.

What to know

- The request involves reusing a vacant space on the ground floor that once served as a cafeteria.

- According to the plan, the proposal provides an opportunity for additional uses that "can enhance the existing regional center and to support opportunities for people to live, work and play within the site."

- The plan will not change current access to the site, number of parking spaces or require any additional square footage.

2. Friends of Green Hills Park

Tuesday's consent agenda includes a resolution accepting a grant of $75,000 from the Friends of Green Hills Park to fund materials and labor to make various improvements to the park.

What to know

- Improvements included in the grant include grassy beams and a log obstacle course, crepe myrtles, replacing the chain link fencing with split rail fencing and installing flower beds near the park's entrance

- Grassy beams and a row of crepe myrtles have been installed within the past year. Keep up with park updates here.

3. Purchase of flood-prone property in Green Hills

Another item on the consent agenda includes the purchase of a flood-prone property in Green Hills at 3811 Dartmouth Avenue. The plan, which has been approved by the Planning Commission, must be approved by the council.

What to know

- The resolution allows Metro the right to purchase the property for an agreed upon price, which is listed in the plan as $494,000.

What else is on the agenda?

The council will discuss items such as free parking at public meters for environmentally friendly vehiclesdockless bicycle requirements and more. See the full agenda here.

The council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the David Scobey Council Chambers at the Metro Courthouse. The courthouse is located at 1 Public Square in Nashville.

 

Dylan Skye Aycock is a Nashville-based journalist and photographer. As a reporter for Rover, Aycock follows transportation, housing and retail trends, as well as other hyperlocal and city-wide issues that affect residents in Green Hills and Belle Meade.

She previously contributed written and visual content to The Murfreesboro Pulse, American Songwriter Magazine and The Tennessean. Aycock earned a journalism degree from Middle Tennessee State University, where she honed her craft as editor-in-chief of Sidelines, the university's student-run publication. When she's not out on assignment or live-tweeting city council meetings, you can find her discovering new local spots or catching a show at one of Nashville's many music venues.

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