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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 discussionNashvilleNext 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.

Economic growth: "Some very productive conversations"

Over fifty business and community leaders participated in group discussions and heard a presentation from Courtney Ross, chief development officer of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, on September 29 at the Adventure Science Center.

Video of that event is being prepared and will be posted here within the next few days; comments gathered during the table discussions will be considered as planners prepare a "preferred future" for public review in late October.

New report: Culture and Placemaking

This report examines how public and private partnerships might shape the physical and/or social character of a city or neighborhood through the arts. It includes comments and direction received during a community discussion on July 10, 2014.

Culture and Placemaking report

Report: Equitable Development

This report addresses community concerns, received during the NashvilleNext process, about affordable housing and gentrification. It was prepared in cooperation with Vanderbilt University researchers, and draws from comments received during the June 30, 2014 Community Conversation, a listening session, and interviews with local and national experts on affordable housing.

Equitable Development report

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Transportation and mobility

Culture and placemaking

Affordable housing and gentrification

Our detailed report on comments made during the Affordable Housing and Gentrification public discussion, where over 300 community members shared their thoughts on the positive and negative consequences of new development

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.

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

October 9: Planning Commission public hearing on Hermitage Golf Course villas

That hearing will be held as part of the scheduled Planning Commission meeting at 4 pm on Thursday, October 9, in the Sonny West Conference Center at the Howard Office Building, 700 Second Avenue South. The applicant has asked for a policy change which would allow up to 16 residential villas for overnight stays by golfers playing at the nearby Hermitage Golf Course.

Details of the proposed change

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.