Updated: Jan 24
The Nashville Metropolitan Council has approved a request to apply a Historic Landmark Overlay District for the Buchanan Log House Property and the Buchanan Family Cemetery at 2910 and 2901 Elm Hill Pike, respectively, providing an additional layer of protection to both properties.
A historic overlay district is a layer of local planning regulation in the United States that incorporates the restrictions of the underlying zoning for a given geographic area to preserve the historic character of the area. The process for applying the overlay to both properties began with a public hearing before the Metro Historic Zoning Commission in early December followed by a public hearing before the Metro Planning Commission. The overlay was sponsored by Metro Council Members Kevin Rhoten and Jeff Syracuse.
Going forward, any repairs or changes planned for the structures on both the Buchanan Log House property and the Buchanan Family Cemetery will first need to be submitted and approved by staff or, if necessary, the Metro Historic Zoning Commission.