ORDINANCE 591

 

AN ORDINANCE CREATING THE NORRIS DESIGN REVIEW COMMISSION

 

 

WHEREAS, the City Council of Norris, Tennessee is vested with the authority by Section 6-54-133 of the Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA) to create a Design Review Commission for the purpose of developing general guidelines for the exterior appearance of nonresidential property, multiple family residential property, and any entrance to a nonresidential development within the municipality, and

 

WHEREAS, the Norris City Council may designate the planning commission as the Design Review Commission, and

 

WHEREAS, any property owner affected by the guidelines may appeal a decision of the DRC to the municipality's planning commission or, if there is no planning commission or if the municipality has designated the planning commission as the DRC, to the municipality's governing body,

 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NORRIS, TENNESSEE that:

 

SECTION 1. The Norris Municipal Planning Commission is designated to serve as the Norris Design Review Commission hereafter referred to as the Norris DRC.

 

SECTION 2. All decisions by the Norris DRC may be appealed to the Norris City Council.

 

SECTION 3. The following design review guidelines shall be applied to all non-single family residential property within the corporate boundary of the City of Norris:

 

  1. The Norris DRC shall meet upon request prior to the regular meeting of the Norris Municipal Planning Commission.
  2. An application for DRC review including a site plan compliant with section 14-418 of the Norris Zoning Ordinance and other sections as may apply must be submitted to the enforcement official 10 days prior to the regular Norris Planning Commission meeting date. Applications to the DRC shall include building elevation renderings that clearly indicate compliance with the minimum design standards adopted by the Council
  3. The front of commercial buildings must have the following:

a.    Differences in height for adjoining businesses must vary by at least two (2) feet.

b.    Differences in front offset for adjoining businesses must vary by at least one (1) foot.   All commercial buildings shall have differences in front offset unless building is 50 feet wide or less at the front building line.

c.    Separating building material between commercial businesses must not be glass or metal.

d.    Building material creating differing heights must not be glass or metal.

e.    All mechanical equipment should be screened so not to be visible from the front or side of the building from adjacent streets.

  1. All design standards must be approved by City Council by Ordinance.
  2. The Design Review Commission may adopt its own bylaws, as long as such bylaws do not conflict with this Ordinance.

 

SECTION 4.  This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its approval required by law.

 

Adopted First Reading: December 14, 2015

 

Public Hearing: January 11, 2016

 

Adopted Second Reading: January 11, 2016