BZA Approves Special Request To Allow For Housing Development

The Livingston Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) met in a regularly scheduled meeting last Monday and approved special exception requests—bringing Livingston a step closer to having affordable housing.

John Turnball and Steve Moody made a request for a multi-family use in a C-1 (Local Commercial) district for property located at 4170 Bradford Hicks Drive. The reason for the request was to allow for the development of apartments on the vacant property. Realtor Nancy Nolen represented Turnball and Moody.

Town of Livingston Mayor Curtis Hayes expressed how he believed the new development would positively affect Livingston.

“I’m glad that we got somebody to invest millions of dollars in Livingston, Tennessee,” said Mayor Hayes. “I think that we’re fortunate that we got these good folks willing to give up their land. They’ve worked hard on this…There’s just not enough housing as far as apartments and as far as affordable housing, and I think this will fill a void that we’ve been looking for quite some time…These apartments will be a win-win for Livingston.”

With a vote of all ayes, the board granted the special exception.

Following granting the request, the BZA reviewed and approved a special exception request for a multi-family use in a C-1 district for two parcels owned by Larry Savage and Kenneth Winningham. These parcels currently do not have addresses, but are located at the corner of Bradford Hicks Drive and Airport Road. Realtor David Ashburn attended the BZA meeting and represented the Savage and Winningham property.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Livingston Enterprise.

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