Without a quorum present in the Urban County Council’s special hearing to vote on a potential ND-1 designation for the Old Colony neighborhood on Tuesday evening, the design overlay will automatically go into effect on March 13.
In December, the Planning Commission voted to approve the overlay, after which the council had 90 days to vote on the matter.
Perry Bozarth, the president of the community’s neighborhood association, said the council would not be able to gather a quorum for a new meeting before March 13, and the overlay would automatically go into effect – an outcome he said he favored, but under “bittersweet circumstances.”
“I would have liked for the opposition to have been able to make their presentation and let the council vote on it,” he said.
Different from an H-1 overlay, the ND-1 option allows a neighborhood to select from 15 specific design standards that can be customized to a particular neighborhood’s needs.