Legislation drafted to require reports on at-risk historical properties in Nashville

Legislation drafted to require reports on at-risk historical properties in Nashville

A new bill drafted by at-large councilman and mayoral candidate, John Cooper, would require the Metro Historical Commission to prepare a written report on the historic properties that may be impacted by zoning exemptions.

Properties included must be on the National Register of Historic Places or eligible for the register.

“This will allow Metro Council to make informed decisions about the results are of their actions,” said preservationist Robbie Jones, who worked on the legislation with Councilman Cooper.

Councilman Cooper told News 2 that the bill will allow Metro Council members to know exactly what’s at stake when they approve a developer’s project.