Court ruling preserves North Nashville Habitat project

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 8:26pm
Staff reports

A Circuit Court judge's ruling Wednesday in favor of Habitat for Humanity means Park Preserve, the proposed 200-acre north Nashville affordable housing development can move forward.

Concerned Neighbors of Nashville filed two separate lawsuits in December 2008 and January 2009 attempting to stop the project.

The December suit was filed by neighbors of the proposed development. It asked the court to nullify the Planning Commission's approval of the project on the basis that opponents of the project were deprived of their due process rights.

The judge's ruling upholds the decisions and actions of the Metro Planning Commission regarding Nashville Area Habitat’s planned Park Preserve community — specifically, approval of the concept plan for the first 34 homes.

Nashville Area Habitat president and CEO Chris McCarthy said the agency is looking forward to resuming discussions with neighbors surrounding the planned community and creating a neighborhood everyone can be proud of.

“We’ve been working on this development for a year now, and longer if you count the 18 months we searched for property for our next community,” McCarthy said. “We’ve continued to move forward with our plans for Park Preserve, investing nearly $3.5 million to provide affordable housing for hardworking Nashvillians once we complete our current community, Timberwood, by 2011.”

In addition to Habitat, the Metro Planning Commission and Metro Government of Nashville and Davidson County were listed as defendants.


1 Comment on this post:

By: girliegirl on 6/11/09 at 1:04

At the rate the gov't is depleting our funds, we'll ALL be living there.