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Historic zoning officials seek guidelines with teeth
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Historic Zoning Commission members are looking at improving the historic district design guidelines in an effort to put more bite on property owners who choose to violate the rules.“We would like for our guidelines to have teeth and not just be advisory,” said HZC member Ryan J. Moore. “Is that possible?”“Of course it is,” said Dan Brown, a certified local government coordinator from the Tennessee Historical Commission. “State legislation gives you full authority and that your design guidelines have the force of law and are only changeable in Chancery Court.

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