July 2018 Spring Hill Newsletter

July 18, 2018by Matt Fitterer0
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Unified Development Code Passed!!! (Halfway)

Spring Hill’s badly outdated and antiquated Zoning Ordinance has resulted in some less than desirable development patterns over the years. In late 2016, Spring Hill began the process of updating and modernizing the existing Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations into a combined Unified Development Code (UDC). After much hard work by the Zoning Update Advisory Committee, the Planning Commission approved the new UDC in May and forwarded to the Board of Mayor and Alderman.

This week, the BOMA voted 9-0 to approve the UDC as well. Since the UDC is being adopted as an Ordinance, the BOMA will have to vote a second time in August to make the change official and final.

Adopting the UDC is a major accomplishment for the City, and will lead to more desirable development patterns that will serve Citizens well for years to come. You can find the new UDC in this link.

Capital Improvement Plan

On July 24th at 6 pm, the BOMA will have a special called work session to prioritize the 2018-2028 Capital Improvement Plan.

The Capital Improvement Plan is the City’s 10 year road map to tackle the City’s major projects from roads to public safety to water & sewer utilities to parks & recreation to public works.

Currently, the identified needs exceed $177 million. The BOMA will be prioritizing the current proposed projects to finalize which projects must be addressed first, and which projects should be addressed in future years. This prioritization is extremly important in helping construct future City budgets.

I’d highly recommend you review the current projects, and consider either attending the meeting on the 24th or emailing BOMA at BOMA@springhilltn.org to share which projects are most important to you.

Please note – the order projects are listed currently DOES NOT reflect current priority.

Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee – Citizen Leadership Academy.

Looking for ways to get involved? Sick of traffic?

Consider applying for the Citizen Leadership Academy hosted by the Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee. This 6 week course brings citizens from the 10 Nashville area counties together to discuss solutions to the regions transportation woes. I completed the course in 2015 and thoroughly enjoyed. Spring Hill traditionally had 1-2 citizens participate annually. Will it be you this year? You can apply here.

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