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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.

Commissioners approve policy translation

A unanimous vote by the Planning Commission on April 10 brought all of Nashville and Davidson County under the same land use policies. Community Character policies listed in the Community Character Manual now apply countywide, beginning with the June 12 filing deadline for the July 24 Planning Commission meeting; applicants have the option of using the previous LUPA (Land Use Policy Application) policies or the CCM until then.

This was a direct translation with no changes in substance, which will allow all communities to be guided by the same policy language for daily development review and as the NashvilleNext process moves forward.

photo of planner speaking at podiumNashvilleNext: Report to the Planning Commission

During the April 10 regular meeting, NashvilleNext planner Tifinie Capehart updated the Commissioners on upcoming community outreach activities.

Watch her presentation here - previous reports and additional NashvilleNext information are linked from our NashvilleNext page.

Nashville's future: help draw the map

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We've added an online tool for sharing your thoughts of what Nashville should become over the next 25 years - and your input on the principles which will guide the plan for that growth.

You can mark up a county map to show where you think growth and preservation should go and what they should look like, and prioritize NashvilleNext's guiding principles - at nashvillenext.metroquest.com, or select the picture to the right.

Join the discussion!

talk.nashvillenext.net logotalk.nashvillenext.net is a new online tool for community discussion - join a conversation about Nashville's future, or start a new one!

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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. Over ten thousand community members have shared their thoughts and visions, and public input continues as our planners create "scenarios" - possibilities for what our city and community might become.

Reports on those activities during the fourth phase of NashvilleNext are on our Making Policy Decisions page.