Nolensville Planning Commission

Regular Meeting

July 9, 2013 7:00 p.m.

Commissioners Present:  Jimmy Alexander, Robert Haines, Rick Owens, Douglas Radley, Jimmy Reaves, Brian Snyder, Ashlee Walden

Commissioners Absent:   Andy Grosson

Staff Present:    Henry Laird, Attorney Bob Notestine, Kali Mogul, Rick Fisher

Citizens Present:       42


The meeting was called to order at 7:17 p.m. by Chairman Rick Owens.


Commissioner Ashlee Walden led the pledge of allegiance.


Chairman Owens made a motion to approve the minutes from the Planning Commission Meeting on June 11, 2013 and recused himself from the vote.  Commissioner Ashlee Walden seconded the motion, which passed 6 - 0. 




Mr. Rick Adams of 5024 Ashley Drive in Nashville spoke on behalf of Ms. Annette Lawson of 2531 York Road.  Her comment was about New Business Item C on the agenda, the Residential PUD Concept Plan for Creekside at Nolensville.  Ms. Lawson is in favor of the PUD and also asked whether sewer could be made available for her on her property.

Chairman Owens asked the other citizen comments to defer until New Business Agenda Item B was brought up for consideration.


A.    Sunset Park Addition, Sketch Plan

Bob Haemmerlein represented the applicant.  The developers are considering an addition to Sunset Park Subdivision.  This sketch plan has been submitted simply for feedback from the Commission.  Some discussion was held about the layout, including Lot 1, topography, open space south of Lot 8 and the Sunset Park connector cul-de-sac.  The sketch plan must also receive comments from the Town of Brentwood since the property is located in the Annexation Buffer Overlay area.

B.  Preliminary Plat Revision Request, Benington Section 6

Bill Kottas representing CK Development handed out supplemental maps to Commissioners.  The developer and HOA are requesting a revision to the preliminary plat for Benington Section 6, which would eliminate a planned bridge that would connect Benington and Winterset Woods subdivisions via Delaware Drive.  Henry Laird summarized Subdivision Regulations regarding connectivity and the lengths of cul-de-sacs, which varies depending on the size of the lots within a subdivision.  These rules on cul-de-sac length are written with safety and the potential number of cars and traffic in mind.  Mayor Alexander confirmed there would be no vote on this matter tonight. 

Alderman Jason Patrick, of 1516 Pumpkin Ridge Court, introduced the request.  He gave history of Benington and Winterset Woods and addressed connectivity between Winterset Woods and Benington on Erlinger Drive.

Mr. Kottas represented the developer and stated that he has proposed a passive park in the area if the planned bridge is not built.  Mr. Kottas also mentioned that the State of Tennessee does not favor building bridges into creeks.  The creek is about 150 feet long.

Joan Lawler of 1540 Pumpkin Ridge Court presented slides illustrating homes, driveways, roads and sidewalks on Delaware Drive in Winterset Woods.  Ms. Lawler is very concerned about street parking, which is allowed by the Winterset Woods HOA, and children playing in the streets around parked cars.

Diana Crabtree of 2537 Benington Place presented the Benington HOA concerns:  1) Traffic; 2) Speeding by automobiles coming off Erlinger Drive and exiting the Benington Subdivision via Benington Place; 3) Home values; 4) Proposed open park area to be built if Delaware Drive is not connected.

Mr. Patrick also reiterated that he felt like traffic through Benington would increase significantly on Benington Place if Delaware Drive was put through. Hurried drivers hoping to avoid the traffic circle on Erlinger Drive will use the Delaware Drive bridge and exit via Benington Place. Mr. Kottas also mentioned there are several options for parks and connectivity if Delaware Drive is not extended through to Benington.  After additional discussion, Mr. Kottas said he would return to the Commission for the August meeting with more details on possible options for the area in question.   

C. Residential PUD Concept Plan, Creekside At Nolensville

Henry Laird gave some background on the application, pointed out the location of the proposed Williamson County School, reviewed the improvements to the plan made by the applicant and pointed out the trail and open space areas.  Laird also summarized concerns such as traffic impact, the need for road improvements and signalization in specific areas.  Additional traffic analysis may be required by the developer once the school is open.

Jeff Roziak and Dwight Kiser of Kiser Vogrin Design represented the applicant.  He mentioned there are approximately 10 acres of open space within the project.  The developer has proposed approximately one mile of trails that will be 10-feet wide.  Three bridge crossings, would be constructed.  There was some discussion of the width of the trail connectors.  The developer agreed to construct 10-foot wide trail connectors of asphalt.

Commissioner Robert Haines asked about the Marcrum property.  Mr. Roziak said that the Marcrum property is planned as a lot within this community with driveway out to York.  Mayor Alexander asked about the trail system running through the Smith property.  Mr. Roziak said the developer can loop South around the Smith property and into the development if necessary and will discuss this with the Smiths.

Henry Laird mentioned there may be a potential need for traffic signalization at Nolensville and York Road once the school is open.  The developer should update the traffic study once the development is 50 – 80% complete to determine if there is a need to add a traffic signal.  Mr. Moon, the applicant, said he would ultimately be responsible for the signalization at “the Boulevard” and Nolensville Road.  The School should be responsible for signalization at York and Nolensville Road.

Chairman Owens moved to approve the Creekside At Nolensville PUD Concept plan and apply the PUD Overlay to the property zoning with the following conditions:

• Applicant will follow recommendations from the Traffic Impact Study for Creekside prepared by RG Phillips Consulting, LLC, referenced as Section 6, items #1, #2, #4, and #5.  This includes the following:

a. Widen the westbound approach of York Road on the north side to improve intersection alignment and provide a 100 feet long left turn lane;

b. Widen Nolensville Road at York Road to provide a southbound left turn lane with 100 feet of storage length

c. Construct new access roadway to the Creekside development with a two lane westbound approach with separate left and right turn lanes at Nolensville Road;

d. Widen Nolensville Road at the Creekside roadway to provide a southbound left turn lane with 250 feet of storage length

e. A new access road from Nolensville Road to the new school property will be built to Town collector road standards.

 • Traffic signalization at Nolensville Road and Creekside roadway shall be installed and operational by the opening of the high school or earlier if traffic volumes warrant. Traffic signal design shall be consistent with other traffic signalized intersections in the Town of Nolensville.

 • The developer will provide an additional traffic study analysis to assess the need for traffic signalization at the Nolensville Road and York Road intersection before the opening of the second school complex on York Road.

 • The median strips along the new access road, or parkway, shall be landscaped including street tree plantings along street sides and maintained by the homeowners association for this subdivision.  Street lighting is required and must meet Town design and performance standards and shall be maintained by the homeowners association.

 • The greenway and connecting trails, including three pedestrian bridges, shall be constructed by the developer and maintained by the HOA of the development.  The trails on the development’s property shall be constructed at 50% of final platting.  The developer shall construct three pedestrian bridges at 80% of final platting.  One bridge shall connect to the Sherwood Green Estates subdivision, one bridge shall connect internally near the school property, and one bridge will connect to the Silver Stream Development.  Construction of the trail along the new school property shall be completed by the opening of the new high school.

 • The developer will construct all connector trails with asphalt paving of 10’ width and will consider realignment of trail around the Smith property.

 • All houses constructed in this development will be single-family detached residential units with exteriors made predominantly of masonry material.  Other materials such as hardie-board will be limited to accent use.  No vinyl siding will be allowed. Lots in this development must meet the requirements for the SR District pertaining to limiting front-loaded garages and, also, the recessed garage requirement.

 • The Planning Commission must approve developer’s plans for the planned open space/clubhouse area before any construction begins.

 • If project is to be constructed in phases, the Town will have the right to make modifications to conditions approved for the project to reflect current Town policies.

Commissioner Haines seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.


8.  BONDS 

A. Bond Actions

1. Catalina Phase 1 release from maintenance bonding

Chairman Owens made a motion to release Turnberry Homes from maintenance bonding in Catalina Phase 1.  Mayor Alexander seconded the motion, and it carried unanimously.

2. Catalina Phase 2 extension of performance bonding for one yea

Chairman Owens made a motion to extend the performance bonding for Catalina Phase 2 for one   year to August 1, 2014, which was seconded by Commissioner Haines.  The motion passed unanimously.

3. Sunset Park extension of performance bonding for 90-days

Chairman Owens made a motion to extend the performance bonding for Sunset Park for 90-days to end on November 8, 2013.  Commissioner Haines seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

B. Bond Report

Chairman Owens made a motion to approve the bond report as amended.  Commissioner Haines seconded, and the bond report was approved unanimously.


Henry Laird mentioned updates to the Zoning Ordinance are available after the meeting.

Mayor Alexander thanked everyone for their attendance at the meeting and mentioned the agenda items were difficult. 

Chairman Owens thanked Vice Chairman Radley for running the last meeting.


The meeting was adjourned at 9:11 p.m.