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Metro Council Defers On Downtown Cultural Overlay

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Metro Council Defers On Downtown Cultural Overlay

CREATED Jul 15, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Metro Council members have voted to send a bill which would impose restrictions to preserve the "cultural heritage" of Lower Broadway, back to the Metro Planning Commission.

The vote was made on Tuesday. The bill sent back to the Planning Commission will have some changes, as well.

Removed, among other things, was the requirement for a performance area in all street level establishments.

This comes after sponsor Council member Erica Gilmore met with business owners in the area who had concerns about the proposed new restrictions themselves.

The bill came about after a Walgreens store was proposed in the Lower Broadway area.

The Metro Planning Commission did not approve the bill as it stands anyway. It will return in front of Metro Council for its third and final vote on August 19.