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Donelson/Hermitage/Old Hickory Community Plan

About the Planmap highlighting the Donelson/Hermitage/Old Hickory Community Plan area

The Donelson/Hermitage/Old Hickory 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 Donelson/Hermitage/Old Hickory Community Plan

2017 NashvilleNext Update

The 2017 update of the entire NashvilleNext plan is currently in progress. It includes reorganization and streamlining of Community Plans to focus on each community's role in Davidson County, the region, and the Growth and Concept Map, as well as its Community Character Policies.

Proposed changes to the Donelson-Hermitage-Old Hickory Community Plan

Read the draft update of the Donelson-Hermitage-Old Hickory Community Plan

A public hearing will be held during the August 24 Planning Commission meeting.

For more information on the Donelson-Hermitage-Old Hickory Community Plan, please contact:

Anita McCaig
Community Plans & Design Studio
Metropolitan Planning Department
800 2nd Avenue South, PO Box 196300
Nashville, TN 37219-6300
615-862-7156

Downtown Donelson Urban Design Overlay

Downtown DonelsonThe Planning Commission approved the Downtown Donelson Urban Design Overlay on November 2009, and amended it on January 2011 with an adopted policy on sign panel interpretation.

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.

For more information on the Downtown Donelson UDO, please contact:

Jessica Buechler
Community Plans & Design Studio
Metropolitan Planning Department
800 2nd Avenue South
PO Box 193600
Nashville, TN 37219-6300
615-862-7184