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Community Design

Community Plans

The Community Design team works to improve Nashville’s livability by focusing on the unique qualities of our physical environment and building on those qualities to strengthen our neighborhoods, corridors, and districts. The team accomplishes this by implementing the vision of NashvilleNext, the Growth & Preservation Concept Map, and the Community Plans.

The team updates and amends Community Plans for the fourteen large planning communities within Metro Nashville/Davidson County, and for neighborhoods, centers, corridors, and other smaller study areas within them.

Community planning in Nashville is a collaborative process, involving the Community Design team working with community stakeholders to produce the community and small area plans. This process seeks to balance the often competing needs of a wide variety of stakeholders to arrive at a common community vision. The team works diligently to create up-to-date plans that put community involvement at the center of the planning process, that shape growth that preserves our city’s character, and that yield development that reinforces and enhances Nashville’s uniqueness.

Our team’s extensive training and experience in planning, urban design, architecture, and landscape architecture makes the team uniquely qualified to provide recommendations on appropriate site layout, building types/details, site transitions, streetscape elements, and context within the larger area.

For more information about the Community Design Division, please contact Craig Owensby, the Planning Department's public information officer, at 615-862-7192.

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