Not so fast: City may revoke dealer's site plan approval

Publish Date: 
May 1, 2014

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – A Harley-Davidson dealer that won approval of a site for a new dealership may face rescission of that permission.

Brentwood’s planning commission approved the site for Harley-Davidson of Cool Springs in March, but residents have raised concerns about noise and other possible neighborhood spillover from events.

Planning Commissioner Sandi Wells has given notice that she intends to make a motion to rescind the approval at the next meeting Monday.

“We’re currently in the process of researching the provisions in the law to make sure the procedures are all done correctly. Obviously, we haven’t had a whole lot of experience in this particular type of motion,” Brentwood City Manager Kirk Bednar told the Tennesseean.

Roger Horner, who has worked as the city’s attorney since the early 1990s, has spoken to a longtime planning commissioner who can’t recall an approval ever being rescinded.

The dealership hasn’t started building in the Mallory Park business area yet or even closed on the property. If written notice is given prior to the next meeting — as in this case — the motion has to pass with a majority of the vote.

Harley-Davidson of Cool Springs wants to move from the current location in Franklin next to the Cool Springs Galleria to a new two-story, 51,200-sq.-ft. showroom in Brentwood.