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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.

Photo of table discussion at community meetingNew community meetings will begin Oct. 30

We'll be presenting a "preferred future" at five community gatherings in October and November - 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. We'll begin with a general, countywide meeting, then address more specific Community Plan issues in four local meetings.

Public input on this "preferred future" will help shape a draft General Plan which will guide our community's growth, progress, and preservation through 2040.

Thursday, Oct. 30, 5 pm - Rocketown, 601 Fourth Ave. South

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"

planner pointing at map25 "Lounges," over 4500 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.

photo of planner Tifinie Capehart

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

Summary of infill text amendments

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

"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 will continue this fall, as planners and community members prepare and present a "preferred future" for our city and community.

More information about NashvilleNext, and ways to get involved as the process moves forward, are linked from our NashvilleNext page.