Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-10-04 22:51:10 –
Nashville, Tennessee (WTVF) — Crieve Hall residents say that new plots under construction in the neighborhood not only damaged nearby homes, but shouldn’t have been built in the first place.
Brooks, a Crieve Hall developer, is right next to Broadwell Drive. According to the project’s website, BNA Development, LLC plans to build seven homes on the site for a price of over $ 900,000. Currently, 4 lots are under contract.
Edgar Rothschild and Pamela Martin are on the road from development. They say their property has been flooded three times since construction began.
“Looking out the window, there was a tsunami in the garden from this direction,” Martin said. “Three times this year? That’s a trend.”
Martin believes it is due to new developments. It is located in the hydraulic dam area adjacent to Brentwood Branch Creek. After further investigation of the project, Martin learned that the developers started construction without the necessary permission to continue.
“We have to do something to avoid harming the homes downstream from it,” Martin said.
Martin and Rothschild said they weren’t against new developments, but didn’t want it at the expense of existing homes in the neighborhood. They wanted the two already partially built homes to be demolished, forcing developers to comply with FEMA regulations and ensure proper permits before continuing.
District 26 Metro Council member Courtney Johnston said a “stop work order” had been issued and posted to BNA Development, LLC by the Metro Code. This requires all work to be stopped in the field while more investigation can be done. Neighbors reported that work continued on-site a few days after the order was placed, but it has been quiet there ever since.
“Metro Code says I’ve never actually seen anything like this before,” Johnston said. “We are on top of that. All the metro departments associated with it are 100 percent above.”
Although existing homes are unlikely to be demolished, Johnston said building permits will not be issued until the flood problem is resolved. She said the plan was to compare the new FEMA research with the site’s private research done by the developers. Metro also requested an analysis of potential upstream and downstream impacts of the project. She said the price could triple because the developers were building it without permission.
NewsChannel5 tried to ask BNA Development LLC for comment, but it failed. See below for more information on the project. https://www.brooksatcrievehall.com/
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