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Sutherland Heights Contextual Overlay Community Meeting

Sutherland Heights Contextual Overlay Community Meeting

Sutherland Heights has also expressed interested in learning more about the Contextual Overlay, so we will be having a community meeting on Tuesday, September 27th at 6pm at Pennington Fellowship Church at 2745 Pennington Bend Road.  All are welcome to attend if you’re interested in learning more. 

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Old Lebanon Pk Sidewalk

Old Lebanon Pike Sidewalk Project

I’m happy to announce a new Old Lebanon Pike sidewalk project will begin this winter from JB Estille Dr to Lebanon Pike.  The sidewalk will be five feet wide, approximately 898 feet long, and the construction within the right of way will require the installation of approximately 447 linear feet of underground storm drainage and related water/sanitary system relocations.  The project should be substantially complete within 210 days and finally complete within 240 days from commencement. 

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Live Music on the Grounds

Donelson Heights Methodist Church will be hosting The Moonlighters big band for a “Live Music on the Grounds” event, free and open to the community.  Bring a picnic meal and a lawn chair and enjoy an evening of live big band music.  Event starts at 6 PM and ends at 8 PM on Saturday September the 10th.

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Community Meeting for Fairway Development Proposals

The HJL Properties family is looking to rezone and develop two neighboring properties and to protect them from high-intensity development. They are looking at neighborhood-centric development that maintains the appearance and quality of the neighborhood. The two development sites are 110 Fairway Drive and the combined lots of 121, 119, and 117 Fairway Drive.

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Community Day of Action

Please join our Donelson – Hermitage – Old Hickory Beautification Commissioners in partnership with the Donelson Hermitage Neighborhood Alliance on Saturday, August 20th at 9am for a Community Day of Action to clean up and beautify our community.  Donelson neighbors are encouraged to meet at FiftyForward Donelson Station.

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New Donelson Library Site

Fencing is finally going around the new Donelson Branch Library site.  We are slowly but surely getting there.  Meanwhile, here’s a nice piece about Amber Lelli, the artist who will design the interior art piece in our new library that will hang from the second floor and be very visible as you walk into the library. 

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Metropolitan Development & Housing Agency (MDHA) Programs

Our Metropolitan Development & Housing Agency (MDHA) has a few programs that few know about.  Home improvement, weatherization, building ramps for disabled neighbors, and more.  Below are flyers that describes these programs.  There are income limits to qualify.  Contact MDHA for more information.

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Lincoya Hills Neighborhood Association Meeting

Lincoya Hills Neighborhood Association will have a second meeting on Saturday, July 16th from 10am-noon to discuss the same two topics.  The first is to review the traffic calming program recommendations with neighbors and talk about next steps after input from the last meeting.  The second topic is to further discuss the Contextual Overlay, which is the only tool in the toolbox that is available to protect the character of our mid-20th century neighborhoods. 

We learned from a member of the Planning Department last time, and it was requested that a team member from Codes be at the next meeting to address those specific related issues.  So, be sure to attend this meeting and spread the word to neighbors.  As stated before, I currently have no intentions of filing any bill to implement an Overlay for Lincoya Hills.  This is purely an educational meeting, and the neighborhood will need to further discuss if this is the direction they’d like to take or not.

Lakeland Drive, Emery Drive, Donelsonwood Drive and Fitzergerald Drive neighbors – If you haven’t signed the Traffic Calming Petition or have any questions, please contact me. As soon as 70% of neighbors sign the required petition, traffic calming can be installed on your streets. If you’re reading this and know of a neighbor who lives on one of those streets, please help reach out to them and make them aware of this process and to contact me with any questions.

Donelson Neighborhood News, Lincoya Hill Neighborhood Association

Donelson Neighborhood News – February 2020

I was honored recently to present two proclamations to constituents on very special occasions.  Congratulations to Billy Sanford on his 80th birthday and Ann Clayton on her 100th birthday!  Billy Sanford is a great musician and the day he moved here in 1954, Roy Orbison asked him to be in his band.  The famous guitar work we all know in Pretty Woman is none other than Billy.  And Ann Clayton is an extraordinary neighbor as well!  She celebrated her 100th birthday with family and church friends and the next day went on a big cruise!  I’m so thankful for the opportunity to recognize neighbors on their special days like these.


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