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Community Plans

Community PlansThe Community Plans & Design Division updates and amends Community Plans for the fourteen large planning communities within Metro Nashville-Davidson County, and for neighborhoods, corridors, and other smaller study areas within them. Community planning in Nashville is a collaborative process, involving the Metro Planning department staff working with community stakeholders to develop 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, and then to apply sound planning principles to develop plans that foster sustainable community development and preservation.

Our approach to that task includes:

  • Engaging all stakeholders
  • Balancing economic, environmental and community needs
  • Creating development that will be beneficial both today and in the future
  • Considering regional impacts of growth and preservation

The fourteen community plans are each updated every seven to ten years, in a process that involves visioning, goal-setting, applying and tailoring "community character policies" that are used to guide the form and character of future development throughout the community, developing open space and multi-modal transportation plans, and establishing an implementation strategy. All were updated in 2015 as part of the NashvilleNext long-range plan.

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

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