• As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
    • (1) [Deleted by 2018 amendment.]

    • Terms Used In Tennessee Code 64-7-102

      • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
      • Infrastructure: means the basic network of public utilities and access facilities that support and promote land development. See Tennessee Code 64-7-102
      • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
      • Regional council: means the greater Nashville regional council created by this chapter. See Tennessee Code 64-7-102
      • Road: includes public bridges and may be held equivalent to the words "county way" "county road" or "state road". See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105

      (2) [Deleted by 2018 amendment.]

    • (3) “Comprehensive plan or general plan” means a general, broad-based long range plan or document that formulates policies and proposals to guide the growth and development of a local government. Such plans address functional elements, including, but not limited to, future land use, improvements to transportation systems, community facilities and infrastructure, as well as providing a capital improvements program and budget for implementation of these proposed improvements;

    • (4) “Infrastructure” means the basic network of public utilities and access facilities that support and promote land development. Water and sewerage system elements, storm drainage systems, roads, streets and highways, public transportation, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, railroads, gas and electric transmission lines, telecommunications networks and solid waste disposal sites and similar public facilities shall be included in this definition;

    • (5) “Local government or governments” means Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson and Wilson counties and all incorporated municipalities and metropolitan governments located within these counties;

    • (6) “Public agency” means the regional council, any political subdivision of this state, any agency of the state government or of the United States and any political subdivision of another state;

    • (7) “Regional council” means the greater Nashville regional council created by this chapter; and

    • (8) “Regional impact project” means:

      • (A) Any commercial, residential, industrial, recreational or public facility building or development, the construction or expansion of which is proposed to be located in more than one (1) local government jurisdiction and/or where the construction or expansion of the building or development is expected by the local government or by the regional council to have infrastructure impacts upon two (2) or more government jurisdictions; and

      • (B)

        • (i) Upon determination that the proposed location, construction or expansion of a building or development is expected by the local government or by the regional council to have infrastructure impacts upon two (2) or more local government jurisdictions, additional quantitative measures are provided in this chapter for general reference in the determination of regional impact projects, and are not all inclusive, but shall include any:

          • (a) Commercial or industrial building or development aggregating two hundred fifty thousand square feet (250,000 sq. ft.) or more of floor area;

          • (b) Residential development of two hundred fifty (250) or more dwelling units;

          • (c) Recreational or public facility building or development that will generate fifteen thousand (15,000) or more additional vehicle trips per day; and

          • (d) Infrastructure project having the installation of water lines of greater than six inches (6?) in diameter, sewer lines greater than eight inches (8?) in diameter or road improvements that provide or increase capacity by fifteen thousand (15,000) or more vehicles per day;

        • (ii) The applicability of these measures in the determination of regional impact projects will vary somewhat with the location of the proposed project, but should be used by the local government jurisdictions and/or the executive committee in making such determinations. Other quantitative measures as determined by the executive committee may be utilized in determining regional impact projects.