🔗Historic Zoning Inspector
Website City of Nashville, TN
The Metropolitan Historic Zoning Commission is an architectural review board which reviews applications for work on properties that are within a Historic Overlay. Its nine volunteer members, appointed by the mayor and confirmed by Metro Council, include representatives from zoning districts, the Metropolitan Planning Commission, the Metropolitan Historical Commission; architect(s), and other citizens of Davidson County. The seven member staff includes a historic zoning administrator, inspector and preservation planners.
Typical duties include:
–Enforces historic preservation and zoning regulations, including inspecting construction for compliance with preservation and zoning regulations/permits.
–Carries out commission decisions, represents the department in court, and writes reports.
–Reviews specifications and issues approvals for exterior work proposed in historically zoned districts and provides guidance to the public.
–Inspects permitted projects at specific points throughout the project, as noted on the permit or as requested by owner/applicant, neighbors, supervisors or other interested parties.
–Works with property owners/applicants to find solutions that meet the design guidelines for projects that are different than permitted or that were constructed without a permit.
–Assists owners/applicants through the violation process.
–Writes staff recommendations for violations that need to go before the Commission.
–Provides an initial review for economic hardship requests for historic buildings and assists owner/applicant with guidance and information regarding demolition.
–Analyzes and writes economic hardship staff reports for the commission.
–Assists staff and applicants with preservation technology advice and resources such as review of substitute materials and information regarding construction practices.
–Works with other permitting departments (zoning, water, public works, storm water, property standards, codes) on inspections and violations that may overlap with their review and requirements.
–Reviews specifications and issues approvals for exterior work proposed in historically zoned Districts; surveying potential historic sites and/or districts and makes recommendations for preservation.
–Assists property owners, architects, contractors, and government agencies, including assessing the impact of projects on the surrounding area.
–Studies proposals and evaluates the impact they may have on historical properties and districts; prepares and explains guidelines for historical districts; draws architectural illustrations and specifications for projects; and reviews and writes specifications for projects.
–Coordinates and attends meetings and/or projects with the public, staff, and other agencies.
–Plans and implements contractor training, projects, exhibits, studies, and workshops.