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Antioch/Priest Lake Community Plan

About the Plan

Subarea 2 map

The Antioch/Priest Lake Community Plan was most recently updated in 2015 as part of the NashvilleNext long-range planning process.

All of the Planning Department's fourteen Community Plans are guided by the Community Character Manual, a document which provides detailed policy guidance based on the look and feel of neighborhoods, centers, corridors and open spaces.

The Antioch-Priest Lake Community Plan

Urban Design Overlays (UDOs)

Antioch / Priest Lake has 2 Urban Design Overlays. An Urban Design Overlay, or UDO, is a zoning tool that requires specific design standards for development in a designated area. A UDO is used to either protect the pre-existing character of the area or to create a character that would not otherwise be ensured by the development standards in the base zoning district. UDOs overlay the current base zoning and allow for development standards above and beyond those in the base zoning.

Murfreesboro Pike

Adopted July 25, 2013

drawing of sample building in UDO

Murfreesboro Pike UDO document

If you have questions about the Murfreesboro Pike UDO, please contact planner Justin Wallace at or (615)862-7158.

Hamilton Hills

Adopted November 18, 2005

Hamilton Hills

Hamilton Hills UDO document

Please contact Alex Deus, (615) 862-7155, for more information on the Hamilton Hills UDO


Adopted August 19, 2003


Ridgeview UDO document

Please contact Karimeh Moukkadem at or (615) 862-7006 for more information on the Ridgeview UDO.

Specific Plans

Antioch / Priest Lake has 3 Specific Plan Districts. Generally known as “SP” zoning, refers to a new type of base zoning district, not an overlay, which is not subject to traditional zoning districts’ development standards. Under SP zoning, design standards established for that specific development are written into the zone change ordinance.

Developers who use SP zoning must still follow historic and redevelopment guidelines, subdivision and storm water regulations, and the goals and objectives of the General Plan.

  • Rural Hill Road SP - adopted July 18, 2006; affects all or part of 21 parcels between Rural Hill Road and Rice Road
    Please contact Jason Swaggart, (615) 862-7217, for more information on the Rural Hill Road SP
  • Hickory Woods SP - adopted December 5, 2006; affects property on Murfreesboro Pike near the county line
    Please contact Latisha Birkeland, (615) 862-7161, for more information on the Hickory Woods SP
  • Bakertown/Antioch Pike SP, approved November 18, 2008; limits traffic and controls industrial development in the Bakertown community
    Please contact Singeh Saliki, (615) 862-7165, for more information on the Bakertown/Antioch Pike SP

For more information or questions on the Antioch/Priest Lake Community Plan, please contact:

Stephanie McCullough
Community Plans
Metropolitan Planning Department
800 2nd Avenue South
PO Box 193600
Nashville TN 37219-6300

(615) 862-7163