If this kind of law is allowed to stand, Nashville will eliminate any possibility of the birth of a company such as Apple, Qualcomm, or Hewlett-Packard (all started in a garage). So short-sited, all in a effort to protect some dinosaurs.…the suit is an attempt to protect Nashville's storied music scene from outdated zoning codes that segregate cities into commercial and residential categories while criminalizing the sort of creative spontaneity from which great music is born.
I agree and it was posted in the spirit of warning others in any city or town to be wary of such zoning regulations that might hinder their creative business. As with any thread- I encourage the Mods to decide.We don’t discuss politics here. But yes, I think this is utter, utter BS.
In the 1990s I owned a very small house with a 4-car garage that I used as a studio. I worked there for almost 10 years, and in 2000 I bought a larger house with a semi-dilapidated garage, thinking I could tear it down and build a killer on-site studio that also functioned as a garage. In addition, the property next door had a 5-car (side-by-side) garage with a killer shop on the second floor. I went to the city zoning dept. and applied for a construction permit and, lo & behold, six months prior to me buying the new house large outbuildings were no longer permitted in the city limits. The reason: people were buying the smaller (1000 sq. ft.) homes for cheap and building outbuildings larger than the house, then providing services like auto body repair and smithing/welding and ruining the neighborhood with noise, traffic, and worse.it was posted in the spirit of warning others in any city or town to be wary of such zoning regulations that might hinder their creative business.
I bet none of the OKC code enforcers are broken enough people to make someone take down their own YouTube video. LOL+1 HOA's here in the greater OKC metro will shut down an in-home music teaching studio, recording studio, hair salon - permits required for garage sales etc. We had to be very careful when buying a home.