SP's and Entitlements
A "Specific Plan District,” generally known as “SP” zoning, refers to a new type of base zoning district, not an overlay, which is not subject to traditional zoning districts’ development standards. Under SP zoning, design standards established for that specific development are written into the zone change ordinance.
The Specific Plan (SP) District creates a new zoning district that gives developers additional flexibility upfront and gives Council members and their constituents greater certainty as to the resulting project.
For the developer, the SP District has the highest level of flexibility for the design of the development.
The SP District is not subject to the traditional zoning districts’ design standards.
Instead, urban design elements are determined for the specific development and are written into the zone change ordinance, which becomes law. Some elements that can be written into the zone change include: height and size of buildings, setbacks, buffers, signage, and materials.
For the Council member and their constituents, since the urban design elements are spelled out in the zone change ordinance and become law, there is a greater degree of certainty as to the final product.
The Council member can negotiate with the developer to add conditions, requirements or limitations.
The Council member can place a timeline on the completion of the entire development and/or phases of the development.
The developer will propose the details of the development plan and then work with the Planning Department, fellow Metro Departments, the Council member(s) and their constituents to reach a workable compromise on the design of the development and the timeline for construction.
L.A.N.D. Group has worked on over a dozen S.P.'s, several of those projects are shown below.
L.A.N.D. Group is proud to be financing and partnering on "Tulip Trace" in Hermitage TN just off Central Pike on Tulip Grove Road. This 44 unit community in Hermitage will feature all 3 bedroom homes with 2 car garages. These will predominantly be detached homes, but we will have a small section of attached townhomes also at a lower price point.
Sterling Point is Paragon Group's newest neighborhood, conveniently located in close proximity to retail, restaurants, parks, and nightlife. This community consists of 6 Row Homes and 22 City Homes, each designed to maximize privacy while also allowing its residents to enjoy common green spaces. Spacious and open floor plans, attached 2-car garages, private porch spaces, and designer finishes await you.
This will be a 23 unit community located in Bellevue. Details coming soon.