Some Nashville homes are too close for comfort

NASHVILLE — A Metro Codes Department blunder helped enable builders to construct at least 85 homes too close together in the booming Nations neighborhood in Nashville.

It means that all property owners or developers in violation of the zoning laws will have to come into compliance — even if it means home modifications paid for by home owners. The homes span multiple blocks in the rapidly gentrifying community and include some still under construction.

In some cases, the mess could require homeowners to foot the bill to address building code violations that include distance requirements aimed at addressing fire hazards and other safety issues.

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