The two-lot property of 1112 Belvidere Drive sold to builder Jason Bockman of Twin Team Properties after one day on the market in April, 2013. He has plans to demolish the home and build two in its place, which the neighborhood asserts is against the RS10 zoning designation fought for and obtained in 2005 by the residents of the College Park area.
We have received conflicting answers both for and against our position from the zoning departments for Nashville and our councilman, Sean McGuire (who does support our position but is concerned about the conflicting reports as well).
Some zoning officials say the builder can not do what he has planned, but that they can not stop a demo permit, they can only stop him when he tries to pull permits to build two homes.
Other zoning officials say the 1112 property (on lots 16 and 17) are "non-conforming lots," platted out long before the 2005 rezoning, and therefore two homes can be built (one on each lot), covering not more than 40% of each lot, and up to 3 stories high.
As a neighborhood, we assert 2 things:
1. IF the builder goes forth with demo, but is not allowed to build two homes, then he will not turn a profit, and could possibly leave the neighborhood with one less beautiful home, and a vacant lot (which would cause many other dangers and problems).
2. IF the builder does have grounds to carry out his plans, it goes against all efforts put forth by the neighborhood in 2005, against the neighborhood's understanding of the rezoning, and sets an unacceptable precedent leaving our Belvidere Drive an open target for builders to invade and reshape our street in a way that no current residents would intend.
**Either way, if the builder is allowed to proceed, our neighborhood suffers.
Let's show the builder, our councilman, the zoning officials and everyone concerned how strongly we feel about protecting our little piece of Nashville's history, and preserving our neighborhood.
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Belvidere Drive residents,
Jason Bockman, the buyer/builder, has plans (per his website under "featured listings") to build two homes at the 1112 property. (Keep in mind, his website sometimes does not pull up on the internet.) Twin Team Properties