Brentwood City Commission initiates annexation of 184 acres near Nolensville line

A sketch depicts a proposed 76-lot development planned for land the city of Brentwood is considering annexing. On March 28, the Brentwood City Commission voted 6-0 to consider the annexation of six parcels of land totaling 184 acres near the western edge of the city's urban growth boundary. (Martin Cassidy/Community Impact Newspaper)
A sketch depicts a proposed 76-lot development planned for land the city of Brentwood is considering annexing. On March 28, the Brentwood City Commission voted 6-0 to consider the annexation of six parcels of land totaling 184 acres near the western edge of the city's urban growth boundary. (Martin Cassidy/Community Impact Newspaper)

A sketch depicts a proposed 76-lot development planned for land the city of Brentwood is considering annexing. On March 28, the Brentwood City Commission voted 6-0 to consider the annexation of six parcels of land totaling 184 acres near the western edge of the city's urban growth boundary. (Martin Cassidy/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Brentwood City Commission voted 6-0 on March 28 to initiate the annexation of 184 acres on the western edge of the city’s urban growth boundary where a residential development is in the offing.

The six properties on the north and south side of Sam Donald Road are near the city’s western border with Nolensville.

The proposed annexation will be considered by the Brentwood Planning Commission at its regular meeting at 7 p.m. May 2 at Brentwood City Hall, 5211 Maryland Way, Brentwood.

The Brentwood City Commission will hold a public hearing at the 7 p.m. May 9 meeting at City Hall.

City Manager Kirk Bednar said if the annexation is approved, a developer plans to develop 76 lots under Brentwood’s R-2 zoning, which is low-density suburban development requiring 1 acre per dwelling and front yard setbacks of 75 feet, according to regulations.


By annexing the land, Bednar said the city will remove it from Williamson County’s Municipal Growth Area 1 zoning classification, a category legally permitting uses at odds with Brentwood’s regulations, such as accessory dwelling units and short-term rentals.

“It is in our [urban growth boundary], so it is in the planned area we expect to provide services to,” Bednar said. “If it developed under county zoning there would be a couple of aspects that would not be advantageous to us.”

Waiting to annex until after the new subdivision was completed would also be impractical, requiring unanimous agreement of all residents.

“You would never get all 76 owners to consent to annexation,” Bednar said.

If approved in May, the planning commission and board of commissioners will decide on a zoning ordinance designating the land as part of Brentwood’s R-2 zoning.
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