Board of Zoning Appeals- Can I get a Variance?
To be granted a variance, three standards must be established. These standards are established by state law and are as follows: (1) There must be an extraordinary or exceptional situation or condition pertaining strictly to the property considered (generally due to narrowness, shallowness, unusual shape or some exceptional topographic condition); (2) Strict application of the Ordinance would result in practical difficulties to, or undue hardship upon, the owner of the property; and (3) The relief may be granted without substantial detriment to the public good and without substantially impairing the intent and purpose of the Zoning Ordinance. If these standards are established, the Board of Zoning Appeals may grant the variance request.
By Banks: What information needs to be printed in a letter of credit?
First, you should ask your customer for a copy of the approval letter with specific information regarding preparation of the letter of credit for the individual project that they would have received from Paula Kortas in the Planning Department. The approval letter is sent to the applicant following the Franklin Municipal Planning Commission/City of Franklin approval. The following information must be in each letter of credit:
Beneficiary shall be “City of Franklin and/or the Franklin Municipal Planning Commission”
A presentation location physically located in Williamson and/or Davidson County, Tennessee. A specific branch address may be given, or the letter of credit can state that “draw documents may be presented at any (insert name of bank) branch location in Williamson and/or Davidson County, Tennessee.”
An auto-renewal clause shall be printed in the letter of credit. The following statement is not required to be verbatim; however, verbiage must accurately reflect all significant elements of the statement: “This letter of credit shall be renewed without amendment from this or any future expiration date unless at least sixty (60) days prior to the expiration date we notify the Beneficiary by receipted overnight courier or receipted certified mail that we elect not to renew this letter of credit. Upon receipt of such notification, Beneficiary has the right to draw on the full amount of the letter of credit.”
The letter of credit must also contain a verbatim statement that will be in the above-mentioned approval letter sent to your customer following the Franklin Municipal Planning Commission/City of Franklin approval. This statement is specific to each project. For additional information, please contact the Planning Department at (615) 791-3212.
By Owners/Applicants: What do I do following approval of my site plan or final plat by the FMPC/COF?
An approval letter and Performance and Maintenance Agreement/Sureties Guidelines will be sent to you within a week of approval, unless your project was approved with some “to be determined” amounts. Following your submission of revised plans which will allow the “to be determined” amounts to be calculated, the amounts will be forwarded to the Planning Department by the appropriate City department. At that time, your approval letter will be sent to you. Please click on the link labeled “Performance and Maintenance Agreement/Sureties Guidelines” for more information.