Planning commission defers vote on new Brentwood UMC site plan, approves balconies on Franklin Road project


Planning commission defers vote on new Brentwood UMC site plan, approves balconies on Franklin Road project

By RACHAEL LONG

After a city-approved change to its parking requirements, the Brentwood Planning Commission voted Monday to defer a decision on Brentwood United Methodist Church’s revised master plan until the March 4 meeting.

Director of Planning and Codes Jeff Dobson told the commission Monday that the staff’s recommendation to defer was “with the consent of the church.”

Brad Slayden of Ragan-Smith Associates spoke to the commission on behalf of the church to update the city of its discussions with church neighbors and accept the proposed deferral.

Prior to the city’s approval of Ordinance 2018-18, church neighbors had voiced opposition to plans which would add parking in the rear lot of the church. Some feared approval of the ordinance would reduce home values and exacerbate flooding in a nearby creek.

With the vote deferred, developers will have just under a month to work with the church and its neighbors to devise a new master plan for presentation in March.

The planning commission also voted Monday to approve a revised site plan for 122 Franklin Road, zoned C-4, which included the addition of four balconies. The project is on the northeast corner of Franklin Road and Town Center Way.

At the planning commission’s February meeting, Dobson gave a monthly securities report for January, which included a report of $15,991,085.44 currently held in irrevocable standby letters of credit and an escrow account containing $3,114,611.96, for a total of $19,105,697.40. The commission approved the security’s report.

The next Brentwood Planning Commission meeting will be held Monday, March 4 at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

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