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photo of discussion at community meeting"Preferred Future" community meetings will continue through November

Over sixty community members discussed the NashvilleNext "Preferred Future" and specifics of their neighborhoods at Rocketown on October 30, at the first in a series of five presentations.

The "Preferred Future" represents a direction our city and county could possibly take over the next 25 years, based on thousands of comments by and conversations with community members over the past year and a half.

"Preferred Future" map

Specific Community Plans will be addressed in four local meetings in November:

Monday, Nov. 3, 6 pm - Whites Creek High School

Thursday, Nov. 6, 6 pm - Hillwood High School

Monday, Nov. 10, 6 pm - McGavock High School

Thursday, Nov. 20, 6 pm - the new Southeast Library at the Global Mall (formerly Hickory Hollow)

Public comment at community meetingNashvilleNext "Community Conversations"

Videos of speakers' presentations and related discussions over the past few months, and reports prepared by expert teams of community volunteers

Presentation and discussion: Economic growth

Presentation and discussion: Transportation and mobility

Presentation and discussion: Culture and placemaking

Report: Culture and placemaking

Presentation and discussion: Affordable housing and gentrification

Report: Affordable Housing and Gentrification public discussion

Report: Equitable development

Jefferson Street revitalization

This report outlines current conditions and possible strategies for revitalization along the Jefferson Street corridor in North Nashville.

Report: "Revitalization Strategies in Historic Black Business Districts"

Aerial photo of downtown NashvilleCost of Development Studies

The following studies were undertaken as part of the NashvilleNext process to examine the fiscal impact of and demand for various development patterns.

"Greater Nashville Trends, Preferences, and Opportunities 2010-2025 and to 2040"

by Dr. Arthur C. Nelson, director of the Metropolitan Research Center, University of Utah

"Local Solutions for a Community Vision"

by Joe Minicozzi, principal, Urban 3

"Fiscal impact analysis of three development scenatios in Nashville-Davidson County, TN"

a case study from Smart Growth America

map of Whites Creek areaCommunity Plan updates: Whites Creek

Planning staff continues to work with communities as part of NashvilleNext to decide future areas of growth and preservation, and to update policies within each Community Plan as needed.

Read the existing Community Character policies

Read the currently adopted Bordeaux-Whites Creek Community Plan and Historic Resources

The attachments below include the final draft Rural Community Character policies as developed over the summer. The draft includes all comments received during the previous meetings. Table discussions will be held at the next meeting to solicit final comments. Comments can also be provided by letter to the Planning Department at 800 2nd Avenue South, PO Box 196300, Nashville, TN 37219-6300, or by email at

DRAFT Rural Community Character Definitions and Policies, updated with input from the Oct. 14 meeting

DRAFT Whites Creek Community Character Map, updated with input from the Oct. 14 meeting

T2 Rural Center Information

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Community outreach

photo of small-group discussion at community meetingWe're actively seeking out as wide a range of public input as possible - and, in many cases, building new connections to communities which had not previously been involved in the planning process. Details are on our Community Outreach page.

Resource Teams: creating future possibilities

photo of Resource Team meetingExpert panels of local volunteers continue to provide advice and guidance on specific topics. Learn more about them on our Resource Teams page.