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It's Time to Pick Nashville's Future!

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NashvilleNext is moving from ideas to action - and it's now time to start picking our best choices.

Over the next few months, we're presenting and receiving public input on several alternate directions, or "futures," that our city and region might take over the next 25 years.

How You can Pick

In person at our NashvilleNext "Lounges" - informal, drop-in discussions

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We're holding "Lounges" through early September in nearly every Metro Council district - check our schedule to find one near you.

Online through our interactive survey site

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Review and rate the three potential Futures

What are the "Futures"?city map

They're three choices, listed below, for how Nashville and Davidson County will grow and thrive over the next 25 years, based on community input we've gathered over the last year and a half.

All three include these basic facts and directions:

  • About 185,000 new residents and 326,000 new jobs in Davidson County by 2040
  • Smaller neighborhood centers in areas identified by Community Plans
  • No changes in existing property rights in Bells Bend.
  • No changes to the State Fairgrounds
  • The same level of frequent transit service between East Nashville and West End, and the same level of regional and commuter transit service in surrounding counties.
  • Metro street projects which have already been funded - for example, the Harding Place extension - will be built.

A brief summary of each Future

Short video explanations of each Future

Business as Usual: following current trends, with few interventions

Centers with Adjacent Infill: employment/business centers, with new housing nearby

Downtown and Pikes: new jobs and homes downtown and along the pikes

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Meetings to Go

Meetings to Go logoA NashvilleNext "Meeting to Go" is a focused, small-group discussion of NashvilleNext issues, organized and led by community volunteers. More information and downloadable meeting materials are on our Meetings to Go page.

Goals and Policies

Our "Resource Teams," expert panels of local volunteers, provide guidance and perspective to our planners as the NashvilleNext process moves forward. Each of our six Resource Teams has produced a set of Goals and Policies to draw upon as we move closer to a new General Plan for Nashville and Davidson County.

Arts, Culture, and Creativity

Education and Youth

Economics and Workforce Development

Health, Livability, and the Built Environment


Natural Resources and Hazard Adaptation