Hi everyone! This is Terri Laine, your Fairwin Ave. neighbor.
In conjunction with other concerned neighbors, you are invited to attend a “neighborhood meeting” to discuss the notices recently received regarding a request for a zoning change for the building at 2631 and 2635 Gallatin Rd. and Carolyn Ave.
This zoning change is related to the proposed Skinny Dennis music entertainment venue on this site which is slated to seat 300 people.
We encourage everyone to attend who is curious or concerned about this change and wants to voice their opinion.
Whether you are a “YAY” or a “NAY”, this is our opportunity to have a spirited, collaborative, and informative discussion on the status of the zoning, what next steps are available to the residents in the most heavily impacted areas regarding negative changes to our neighborhood, and lastly action items needed to move forward.
Time is of the essence!
The Zoning Commission has “recommended” the change which would allow this venue to move forward to becoming a “law”.
The next steps will happen quickly so ACTION is needed now! We are almost at the point of no return.
To pass the zoning recommendation into law, the city council must vote on the bill.
The 2nd reading/public hearing is scheduled for Dec. 5, 2023 at the City Council meeting.
The 2nd reading will be the last chance for input from the residents/homeowners/citizens of the East Hill and Renraw communities unless we push for deferment until more info can be gathered.
We hope you will attend the meeting, especially those neighbors who live on the most impacted streets:
Any business owner/manager operating on Gallatin Ave. within the impacted area.
A few agenda topics to consider:
Please note, this proposed 300 seat music entertainment venue (think 3rd and Lindsley, but bigger) is not required by law to provide any parking, any security, and enforcing decibel levels is nearly impossible.
How to get an Impact study from NDOT to determine the impact this 300 seat venue will have on our neighborhood when the following increases occur:
Increased parking in our neighborhoods. No sidewalks, no room for outside venue parking on residential streets.
Increased traffic/speeding on our residential streets to one targeted destination each night= potential 200 additional cars per night using our streets as thoroughfares between rideshare drivers and individual drivers.
Increased noise from venue and pedestrian traffic.
Increased pedestrian traffic/decreased safety in our neighborhoods.
Increased congestion on Gallatin at Carolyn and Cahal Ave.
Increased risk for pedestrian and vehicle accidents – no crosswalks to proposed venue.
Please see the Buffer map above for those that received a “legal” notice regarding zoning. For those that live next door or down the street and did not receive a legal notice, you will be impacted so please come and voice your concerns or your excitement.
For additional information and background info, see Terrilaine.com, Zoning Impact Change page. We will post information and links on this page. This site was my former campaign site.
We did not have time to build a new site to share info. Please disregard other pages.
Buffer Map – Mandatory notification area of zone change – provided by the Metro Nashville Planning Dept.