Thursday, October 28, 2010

Council tabling proposal to restrict restaurants near churches, parks

Nashville Business Journal - by Eric Snyder Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010, 10:19am CDT - Last Modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010, 4:58pm CDT UPDATE: District 29 Councilwoman Vivian Wilhoite said she is deferring indefinitely her proposal to prohibit nightclubs, bars and restaurants from locating within 100 feet of a school, church, park or single- and two-family homes. Wilhoite said she has tabled the proposal so she can work with the Metro Planning Commission staff on a proposal they could support. Staff at the Planning Commission, which was to hear the proposal at today's regular meeting, had recommended disapproval. Wilhoite said said restaurants, bars and nightclubs were included because of the amount of traffic and customers they create — and impact that results on surrounding neighborhoods — not because of the nature of the businesses. Wilhoite said she hopes to craft new legislation that she says will smooth the transitions between residential and commercial areas. For more info click here

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