Implementation: Carrying Out the Plan
NashvilleNext brought thousands of Nashvillians together to consider what changes the city is facing and what our needs and aspirations are as a city. NashvilleNext established a vision and outlined goals, policies, and future actions.
The issues facing Nashville and Davidson County are complex, and many topics will need further study and more input from community members.
NashvilleNext is being implemented by Metro Planning and other Metro departments, by the private sector, and through the work of non-profits. Here are some of the efforts under way that could benefit from your input:
The Metro Transit Authority’s update of its strategic plan for transit in Nashville/ Davidson County and the region.
Review of the Capital Improvements Budget (CIB)
The Planning Department is working to improve the capital planning process to promote effective, efficient spending, transparency and alignment with long-term community goals.
The FY2016-17 to FY2021-22 Capital Budget was presented to the Planning Commission on April 28, 2016, and approved by a 5-0-1 vote.
Powerpoint slides from a February 29 presentation to a joint meeting of the Metropolitan Council's Budget & Finance and Planning, Zoning, & Historical Committees
Tools to Promote Housing Affordability
Both the Metropolitan Council and the more than 18,500 local participants who contributed to the NashvilleNext process have identified housing affordability as a key factor in our future growth and livability. The Council has also directed the Planning Department to take the lead in the preparation of new regulations and tools aimed at ensuring that housing is attainable to every Nashvillian, at every income level.
More information on that initiative is posted on our Inclusionary Housing Feasibility and Policy Study page.
NashvilleNext's research and vision on housing includes:
Housing - one of the seven elements of the NashvilleNext plan
Combined Action Plan - includes proposed action on Housing and the other six elements
Equitable Development report - from a study team led by Dr. James Fraser of Vanderbilt University
Music Row Study
In the face of increasing redevelopment on famed Music Row, the Metro Planning Commission recommended deferring zone change requests and asked the Planning Department to conduct an inventory of the cultural, artistic and historic resources of Music Row and lead a conversation on future growth and preservation of Music Row.
Community meetings are currently underway, and details of the Music Row initiative's progress are provided on our Music Row Community Meetings page.
Parks Master Plan Update
The "Plan to Play" initiative invites community members to share their thoughts on what Nashville's parks should be in the future.
The WalkNBike plan will improve walking and biking in Nashville, connecting people to opportunity on a network of high-quality, comfortable, and safe sidewalks and bikeways.