Public Hearings

Meeting will be  streamed on youTube https://youtu.be/9uL2ay3s_IY


May 13th Planning Commission Meeting Related Documents

Agenda May 13, 2021 

PC Packet 1 of 2 May 2021 

PC Packet 2 of 2 May 2021


AGENDA WILLIAMSON COUNTY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION

Williamson County Administrative Complex May 13, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

Communications in writing to the Planning Commission may be submitted to the Planning Department or by emailing the Planning Commission at planningcommission@williamsoncounty-tn.gov no later than 12:00 p.m./Noon on Monday, May 10, 2021. Any written communication received after 12:00 p.m./Noon on Monday, May 10, 2021 will not be considered as part of the record, and will not be transmitted to the Planning Commission.

Please note: Those wishing to speak during a public hearing must sign in. Sign-in Sheets will be made available thirty (30) minutes before the meeting and will be picked up promptly at 5:30 p.m. There will be a thirty (30) minute time limit which will be allocated according to the number of people wishing to speak, with each speaker having no more than three (3) minutes. The time allocated to each speaker may be reduced based on the number of people wishing to speak.

MINUTES:

1. Approval of April 8, 2021 Minutes CONSENT AGENDA:

2. Consent Agenda 


BONDS: Please click on agenda for bond listing

Meeting will be  streamed on youTube https://youtu.be/9uL2ay3s_IY




Subdivision Regulations Update

Click here to view the updated Subdivision Regulations

 

Staff has been working on an update to the Williamson County Subdivision Regulations (Regulations), which were adopted in 1994. Although the Regulations have been modified in various ways over the years, a wholesale update is needed at this time in order to:

1.    Ensure that the Regulations are consistent with the Zoning Ordinance;

2.    Ensure that the review procedures are consistent with current and best practices;

3.    Adjust certain standards that have resulted in numerous requests for variances/waivers, including right-of-way width, roadway grade, etc.;

4.    Better address Large Lot Easement Subdivisions by adding standards for private drives and adding a Preliminary Plat stage to the review process;

5.    Eliminate standards and procedures that have become obsolete; and

6.    Improve overall user-friendliness of the Regulations through modern formatting that is consistent with Zoning Ordinance formatting.

 

A Public Hearing regarding this update will be held by Williamson County Regional Planning Commission on May 13, 2021 at 5:30 PM in the Auditorium of the Williamson County Administrative Complex, 1320 West Main Street, Franklin TN 37064.

 

Communications in writing to the Planning Commission may be submitted to the Planning Department or by emailing the Planning Commission at planningcommission@williamsoncounty-tn.gov no later than 12:00 p.m./Noon on Monday, May 10, 2021. You may also contact Planning Director, Mike Matteson, at (615) 790-5725 with questions. Any written communication received after 12:00 p.m./Noon on Monday, May 10, 2021 will not be considered as part of the record, and will not be transmitted to the Planning Commission. 

Please note:  Those wishing to speak at the Planning Commission meeting must sign in.  Sign-in Sheets will be made available thirty (30) minutes before the meeting and will be picked up promptly at 5:30 p.m.  There will be a thirty (30) minute time limit which will be allocated according to the number of people wishing to speak, with each speaker having no more than three (3) minutes.  The time allocated to each speaker may be reduced based on the number of people wishing to speak.

 

Due to COVID-19 precautions and in accordance with the public health guidance, individuals attending the meeting will be subject to no-touch temperature readings and will be asked to confirm that they are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and have not recently had close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19.  Attendees will be required to wear face coverings over the nose and mouth area to enter and remain in the building.  Physical distancing will be required between individuals who are not members of the same household. Questions or comments should be directed to the Williamson County Planning Department at 615-790-5725 or email to michael.matteson@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. Anyone requesting an accommodation due to disability, impairment or medical need should contact Risk Management at (615) 790-5466.  This request, if possible, should be made no less than three (3) working days prior to the meeting.


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RELATED FILES
AGENDA
PC Packet 1 of 4 April 2021
PC Packet 2 of 4 April 2021
PC Packet 3 of 4 April 2021
PC Packet 4 of 4 April 2021
ITEM 25 New Floodplain Section Amendments 
ITEM 26 Nonconforming Amendment
ITEM 27 Neighborhood Conservation Amendment

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

UPDATE TO THE WILLIAMSON COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE

REGARDING FLOODPLAIN REGULATIONS, NONCONFORMING INDUSTRIAL USES, SETBACKS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD CONSERVATION ZONING DISTRICT


Regional Planning Commission Public Hearing:

The Williamson County Regional Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. and there will be a public hearing in the Auditorium of the Williamson County Administrative Complex. Pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 13-7-104 and Section 13-7-105, notice is hereby given that this meeting will include Public Hearings for Amendments to the Williamson County Zoning Ordinance.


Communications in writing to the Planning Commission may be submitted to the Planning Department or by emailing the Planning Commission at planningcommission@williamsoncounty-tn.gov no later than 12:00 p.m./Noon on Monday, April 5. You may also contact Planning Director, Mike Matteson, at (615) 790-5725 with questions. Any written communication received after 12:00 p.m./Noon on Monday, April 5, 2021 will not be considered as part of the record, and will not be transmitted to the Planning Commission.


Please note: Those wishing to speak at the Planning Commission meeting must sign in. Sign-in Sheets will be made available thirty (30) minutes before the meeting and will be picked up promptly at 5:30 p.m. There will be a thirty (30) minute time limit which will be allocated according to the number of people wishing to speak, with each speaker having no more than three (3) minutes. The time allocated to each speaker may be reduced based on the number of people wishing to speak.



Synopses of Amendments to the Zoning Ordinance:


Floodplain Regulations

Amendment to Articles 2, 5, 19 and 23 of the Zoning Ordinance incorporating changes to the State of Tennessee model floodplain ordinance requested by the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) related to floodplain variance procedures and other amendments as required for continued participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).


Nonconforming Industrial Uses

Amendment to Article 21 of the Zoning Ordinance allowing the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) to approve a change of use from a nonconforming industrial use to a commercial use that is listed as a permitted use in the Hamlet (H) Zoning District.


Setbacks in Neighborhood Conservation (NC) District

Amendment to Article 10 of the Zoning Ordinance addressing building setback requirements in the Neighborhood Conservation (NC) Zoning District.


A complete copy of the Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendments is available and may be obtained by visiting the Planning Department’s webpage at www.williamsoncounty-tn.gov/zoningupdate, at the

Planning Department’s office at 1320 West Main Street, Suite 400, Franklin, TN 37064 or by emailing michael.matteson@williamsoncounty-tn.gov to request a copy.


Due to COVID-19 precautions and in accordance with the public health guidance, individuals attending the meeting will be subject to no-touch temperature readings and will be asked to confirm that they are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and have not recently had close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19. Attendees will be required to wear face coverings over the nose and mouth area to enter and remain in the building. Physical distancing will be required between individuals who are not members of the same household. Questions or comments should be directed to the Williamson County Planning Department at 615-790-5725 or email to michael.matteson@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. Anyone requesting an accommodation due to disability, impairment or medical need should contact Risk Management at (615) 790-5466. This request, if possible, should be made no less than three (3) working days prior to the meeting.

ITEM 25

Proposed Changes to Articles 2, 19 and 23-Williamson County Zoning Ordinance incorporating changes to the State of Tennessee model floodplain ordinance requested by the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) related to floodplain variance procedures and other amendments as required for continued participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).


Amend Article 2: Administration as follows:


Amend Section 2.02(D)(2) as follows:


Renumber current subsection (c) to (d)


Add new subsection (c) as follows:


c) To hear and make decisions on applications for appeal from decisions related to Article 19 and requests for variances from the requirements of Article 19 utilizing the criteria and guidelines outlined in Article 19.


Amend Section 2.02(E)(4)(c) by removing the word “following” from that sentence.


Currently Reads:


To undertake the following additional duties and responsibilities related to floodplains as outlined in Article 19: Flood Hazard Reduction and Compliance with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).


Proposed to read:


To undertake the additional duties and responsibilities related to floodplains as outlined in Article 19: Flood Hazard Reduction and Compliance with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).



Add new subsection (d) to Section 2.02(E)(4) as follows:


d) To review and provide comments to the BZA and staff report on applications for variances from Article 19: Flood Hazard Reduction and Compliance with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).


Amend Article 19: Flood Hazard Reduction and Compliance with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) as follows:


Amend Section 19.05 as follows:


Delete (A) and (B) in their entireties and replace with the following:


(A) AUTHORITY


(1) In addition to the authority granted in Section 2.02 (D): Williamson County Board of Zoning Appeals, the Board of Zoning Appeals shall hear and decide appeals from the decisions related to this Article 19 and requests for variances from the requirements of this Article 19 utilizing the criteria and guidelines outlined herein.


(2) The procedure for filing an appeal shall be as outlined in Section 5.03: Appeal and Article 3: Common Review Procedures.


(3) The procedure for filing a request for a variance shall be as outlined in Section 5.02: Variance and Article 3: Common Review Procedures.


(B) POWERS

In addition to the powers found in Section 2.02 (D): Williamson County Board of Zoning Appeals, the Board of Zoning Appeals shall have the following powers:


(1) Appeals

To hear and decide appeals where it is alleged by the applicant that there is error in any order, requirement, permit, decision, determination, or refusal made by the Administrator or other administrative official in carrying out or enforcement of any provisions of Article 19.

(2) Variances

To hear and decide requests for variances from the requirements of this Article 19.


a) Variances may be issued for the repair or rehabilitation of historic structures as defined herein upon a determination that the proposed repair or rehabilitation will not preclude the structure’s continued designation as a historic structure and the variance is the minimum necessary deviation from the requirements of the provisions of this Article 19 to preserve the historic character and design of the structure.

b) Variances shall not be issued by the County within any designated regulatory floodway if any increase in flood levels during the base flood discharge would result;

c) Variances may be issued by the County for new construction and substantial improvements to be erected on a lot of one-half acre or less in size contiguous to and surrounded by lots with existing structures constructed below the base flood level, in conformance with Section 19.05(B)(2) (d), (e), (f) and (g);

d) Variances shall only be issued by the County upon (i) a showing of good and sufficient cause, (ii) a determination that failure to grant the variance would result in exceptional hardship to the applicant, and (iii) a determination that the granting of a variance will not result in increased flood heights, additional threats to public safety, extraordinary public expense, create nuisances, cause fraud on or victimization of the public, or conflict with existing local laws or ordinances;

e) Variances shall only be issued upon a determination that the variance is the minimum necessary, considering the flood hazard, to afford relief;

f) The County shall notify the applicant in writing over the signature of a community official that (i) the issuance of a variance to construct a structure below the base flood level will result in increased premium rates for flood insurance up to amounts as high as $25 for $100 of insurance coverage and (ii) such construction below the base flood level increases risks to life and property.

Such notification shall be maintained with a record of all variance actions as required in this subsection; and

g) The County shall (i) maintain a record of all variance actions, including justification for their issuance, and (ii) report such variances issued in its annual or biennial report submitted to the Federal Insurance Administrator.

h) Variances may be issued by the County for new construction and substantial improvements and for other development necessary for the conduct of a functionally dependent use provided that (i) the criteria of Section 19.05(B)(2) (b)-(e) are met, and (ii) the structure or other development is protected by methods that minimize flood damages during the base flood and create no additional threats to public safety.

i) In passing upon such applications, the Board of Zoning Appeals shall consider all technical evaluations, all relevant factors, all standards specified in other section of this Article 19 and the following criteria:

i) The danger that materials may be swept onto other property to the injury of others;

ii) The danger to life and property due to flooding or erosion;

iii) The susceptibility of the proposed facility and its contents to flood damage;

iv) The importance of the services provided by the proposed facility to the community;

v) The necessity of the facility to a waterfront location, in the case of a functionally dependent use;

vi) The availability of alternative locations, not subject to flooding or erosion damage, for the proposed use;

vii) The relationship of the proposed use to the comprehensive plan and floodplain management program for that area;

viii) The safety of access to the property in times of flood for ordinary and emergency vehicles;

ix) The expected heights, velocity, duration, rate of rise and sediment transport of the flood waters and the effects of wave action, if applicable, expected at the site; and

x) The costs of providing governmental services during and after flood conditions including maintenance and repair of public utilities and facilities such as sewer, gas, electrical, water systems, and streets and bridges.


j) Conditions on Variances

Upon consideration of the factors listed above, and the purposes of this Article 19, the Board of Zoning Appeals may attach such conditions to the granting of variances, as it deems necessary to effectuate the purposes of this Article 19.


Amend Article 23, Section 23.04: Definitions to replace the following definitions:


Replace all parentheticals references that read “(Related to Special Flood Hazard Protection Standards)” or “(Related to Special Flood Hazard Areas)” throughout the entirety of the Section with “(As utilized in Article 19)”.


Replace the existing definition of “Emergency Flood Insurance Program or Emergency Program” in its entirety with:


“Means the program as implemented on an emergency basis in accordance with 42 USC Section 1336 of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 and 42 USC Section 4056 of

the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973. It is intended as a program to provide a first layer amount of insurance on all insurable structures before the effective date of the initial FIRM.”


Replace the existing definition of “Flood or Flooding” in its entirety with:


A general and temporary condition of partial or complete inundation of normally dry land areas from:


a) The overflow of inland or tidal waters.


b) The unusual and rapid accumulation or runoff of surface waters from any source.


c) Mudslides (i.e., mudflows) which are proximately caused by flooding as defined in paragraph (b) of this definition and are akin to a river of liquid and flowing mud on the surfaces of normally dry land areas, as when earth is carried by a current of water and deposited along the path of the current.


Or


The collapse or subsidence of land along the shore of a lake or other body of water as a result of erosion or undermining caused by waves or currents of water exceeding anticipated cyclical levels or suddenly caused by an unusually high water level in a natural body of water, accompanied by a severe storm, or by an unanticipated force of nature, such as flash flood or an abnormal tidal surge, or by some similarly unusual and unforeseeable event which results in flooding as defined in paragraph (a) of this definition.



Replace the existing definition of “Erosion” in its entirety with:


Erosion (As utilized in Article 19)

Means the process of the gradual wearing away of land masses. This peril is not “per se” covered under the Emergency Flood Insurance Program.


Replace the existing definition of “State Coordinating Agency” in its entirety with:


State Coordinating Agency (As utilized in Article 19)

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, State NFIP Office, as designated by the Governor of the State of Tennessee at the request of FEMA to assist in the implementation of the NFIP for the State.



Amend Article 23, Section 23.04: Definitions to add the following definitions:


“Building” see “Structure” (As utilized in Article 19)


Person (As utilized in Article 19)

Includes any individual or group of individuals, corporation, partnership, association, or any other entity, including State and local governments and agencies.


Amend Article 23, Section 23.04: Definitions to correct various Terms of Art:


Within the definition for “New Construction”, capitalize and quote the term “Start of Construction”.


Within the definition for “Substantial Improvement”, capitalize and quote the terms “Start of Construction” and “Substantial Damage”.

ITEM 26

Amendment to Article 21 of the Williamson County Zoning Ordinance allowing the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) to approve a change of use from a nonconforming industrial use to a commercial use that is listed as a permitted use in the Hamlet (H) Zoning District


Amend Article 21, Section 21.02 (A)(2) as follows:

New language is Bold and in Red. Language to be removed shown in Red and is stricken.

(2) An ongoing, legal nonconforming commercial or industrial use may apply to the BZA for a change of use to another a commercial use as allowed in the Hamlet District. This change of use will require Special Use approval by the BZA. Such change of use shall only be authorized when the proposed new use will have the same or a lesser impact on surrounding uses and shall meet the standards applicable to the Hamlet District.

Item 27

Proposed Changes to Article 10 of the Williamson County Zoning Ordinance addressing building setback requirements in the Neighborhood Conservation (NC) Zoning District

Amend Article 10, Section 10.02 (L)(2) as follows:

New language is Bold and in Red. Language to be removed shown in Red and is stricken.

(2) Dimensional Standards

a) The lot area, lot width, and setbacks of lots within the NC District shall be governed as noted on the recorded final plat of subdivision.

b) In cases where such information was not incorporated in the instruments listed above, the Planning Director is authorized to establish minimum standards based upon the smallest lot area, width, or setbacks of all lots on the block face within the same platted subdivision.

b) In cases where such information was not incorporated in the instruments listed above, the minimum lot area and lot width shall be based on the smallest lot area or lot width of all lots within the same platted subdivision, as determined by the Planning Director.

c) In cases such information was not incorporated on the instruments listed above, the minimum setbacks shall be the lessor of:

i) The smallest setbacks of all lots within the same platted subdivision, as determined by the Planning Director; or

ii) The required minimum setbacks for Traditional Subdivisions in the Rural Development-1 (RD-1) Zoning District.

d) Additional standards related to accessory uses are located in Section 11.04: Accessory Uses and Structures.


Planning Commission will meet every second Thursday at 5:30 p.m. remotely until further notice. 

AGENDA March 11, 2021
WILLIAMSON COUNTY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION


Williamson County Administrative Complex March 11, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. In accordance with Executive Order No. 16 issued by Governor Lee on March 20, 2020, extended by Executive Order No. 78, authorizing public meetings to be conducted electronically, the March 11 meeting of the Williamson County Regional Planning Commission will be held electronically at 5:30 p.m. As such, there will not be a “physical meeting” at the County Administrative Complex. The meeting will be broadcast on Comcast Channel 3, Charter Channel 192, AT&T Channel 99, and United Communications Channel 207. The public may also access the meeting through YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/wctvnet/live.

RELATED FILES March 11, 2021 

March 11, 2021March 11, 2021
PC Meeting Packet 3 of 3 March 11, 2021PC Meeting Packet 3 of 3 March 11, 2021
PC Meeting Packet 2 of 3 March 11, 2021PC Meeting Packet 2 of 3 March 11, 2021
PC Meeting Packet 1 of 3 March 11, 2021 PC Meeting Packet 1 of 3 March 11, 2021


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RELATED FILES

Planning Commission Packet 2 of 2 February 11, 2021 Planning Commission Packet 2 of 2 February 11, 2021
Planning Commission Packet 2 of 2 February 11, 2021
Planning Commission Packet 1 of 2 February 11, 2021 Planning Commission Packet 1 of 2 February 11, 2021
February 2021 Planning Commission packet
February 11, 2021February 11, 2021
Planning Commission Agenda for February 11, 2021


WILLIAMSON COUNTY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION


 Williamson County Administrative Complex February 11, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. In accordance with Executive Order No. 16 issued by Governor Lee on March 20, 2020, extended by Executive Orders No. 71 and No. 73, authorizing public meetings to be conducted electronically, the February 11 meeting of the Williamson County Regional Planning Commission will be held electronically at 5:30 p.m. As such, there will not be a “physical meeting” at the County Administrative Complex. The meeting will be broadcast on Comcast Channel 3, Charter Channel 192, AT&T Channel 99, and United Communications Channel 207. The public may also access the meeting through YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/wctvnet/live.



View the Planning Commission meeting live here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dB6REWbeZgM&feature=youtu.be




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