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Be Informed!

Proposed Subdivision on Harding Pike and Brook Hollow Road.

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I have received notice that developer Mike Shmerling is proposing to change the single-family lots at the intersection of Brookhollow and Harding into a subdivision of 7 lots.

The lots he owns are under an RS80 designation, but are also within an SP (Special Policy) protection under Nashville Next: (“07-T3-NM-05-Harding Pike: intended to preserve the unique rhythm and spacing of homes in this area.” This SP addendum specifically references the unique character of these extra-large lots, the stone fencing, and the old-growth trees. I support following the precepts of Nashville Next in protecting this unique part of our neighborhood. I have encouraged Mr. Shmerling to hold some community meetings for input from the neighborhood.

You may recall that Mr. Shmerling attempted a similar development several years ago and eventually withdrew the plan due to significant community concerns.

At my urging, he has agreed to hold a community meeting, at the West Precinct Police community room. 5500 Charlotte Pike, 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22. At that time, you will be able to hear the sales presentation by representatives of Mr. Shmerling and ask questions about the proposed development.

The application for a subdivision is already set for the zoning meeting at the Planning Commission on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at 4 p.m. The Planning Department is at the Metro Office Building, 800 President Ronald Way, Nashville, TN 37219-6300. (Adjoining Howard Office Building).

You may address your comments to the Planning Commission. Email before 3 p.m., Tuesday, May 22 to Please copy me on your emails to Planning Commission or to Mr. Schmerling at

If you have questions, email me at


Thanks, Thom

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