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Mayor's Workplace Challenge

The Planning Department achieved gold, silver, and gold status in the three categories of the 2014 Mayor's Workplace Challenge, a citywide public and private initiative supporting active and healthy environments, green operations and buildings, and volunteer service inside and outside the workplace.

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The Planning Department's responsibilities include working with local communities to create appropriate land-use policies and community plans, making recommendations to the Planning Commission on zoning decisions, and providing design services while supporting more sustainable development.

The Planning Department is located at 800 Second Avenue South in downtown Nashville, one block north of the 2nd/4th Avenue exit off I-40.

NashvilleNext logoNashvilleNext: Identifying a "preferred future"

Over twelve thousand community members have shared their thoughts on what Nashville and Davidson County could become over the next 25 years - now, it's time to determine the direction which best fits our goals and vision.

We've just completed a summer-long series of community discussions, and results of those conversations are being considered as planners create a "preferred future" for community review this fall. Details are on our Pick Nashville's Future page.

planner pointing at map25 "Lounges," nearly 3000 comments

Online, by text message, through community meetings, comment forms, and "Lounge" discussions - the Nashville community was both active and positive during this past summer, providing valuable input on the direction NashvilleNext, and our city and county, might take.

In the video below, planner Tifinie Capehart explains why those community connections are a vital part of the NashvilleNext planning process.

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"The success of this plan will depend on how well we engage the public..."

NashvilleNext Community Conversations

These public events include a presentation from a nationally-recognized expert on a growth-related issue, followed by open and constructive discussion among audience members.

New: Affordable Housing and Gentrification comments

We've prepared a detailed report on comments made during the June 30 public discussion, where over 300 community members shared their thoughts on the positive and negative consequences of new development.

August 5: Transportation and Mobility

Video: speakers' presentations and samples of the August 5 small-group discussions

July 10: Culture and Placemaking

Video: speakers' presentations and samples of the July 10 small-group discussions

June 30: Affordable Housing and Gentrification

Video: speakers' presentations and samples of the June 30 small-group discussions

Summary of infill text amendments

We've prepared a basic summary of recent infill text amendments and how they were created.

"Pick" Nashville's Future

Front page of Pick Nashville's Future surveyShare your thoughts on how Nashville might grow and progress over the next 25 years on our Pick Nashville's Future page.

"I'm in!"NashvilleNext logo

Community leaders explain why they're involved in NashvilleNext, a process to generate a new, long-term plan for Nashville and Davidson County.

NashvilleNext update: how progress might happen

We're just past the middle of a three-year initiative to create a comprehensive, countywide plan - and so far, the community response has been remarkably strong. Public input is continuing this summer as our planners and community members review and refine possible futures for our city and community.

More information about NashvilleNext, and ways to get involved, are linked from our NashvilleNext front page.