The effort to regulate music and recording studios inside homes was shelved again at the Metro Council meeting on Tuesday night, as At-large Councilwoman Megan Barry indefinitely deferred the bill.
Barry said that the bill had enough votes to pass, but that she wanted more support and understanding from both sides of the issue before it went forward.
“The number of council members who signaled an inclination to support this bill tonight is sufficient for passage,” Barry said. “But I believe that a measure like this, balancing the neighborhood concerns with business interests and the city’s music-oriented DNA, should be enacted by a large margin, not a narrow one.”
The bill would have regulated home recording studios, creating stipulations about noise levels, parking and other factors. Barry’s motion to defer the bill passed unanimously.
In other action, council members approved a conservation overlay for Salemtown on Tuesday night. The overlay provides guidelines for new construction in the residential neighborhood north of downtown Nashville. Councilwoman Erica Gilmore said a survey of residents showed strong support for the overlay.
The council was set to take up a bill approving a land swap agreement with the state on second reading. The agreement, which would have given Metro the former Tennessee Preparatory School property in exchange for the old Ben West library building in downtown, was deferred for a meeting.