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East Nashville Community Plan

This Community Plan was previously updated using older policy categories that are no longer in use. In April 2014, the Metro Planning Commission approved a translation of each of the older policies to their corresponding new policy in the Community Character Manual (CCM).

Related policy information on interactive maps

After accepting the disclaimer, expand the “Layers” box to check the “Land Use Policy,” “Adopted Special Policy Areas,” and “Conservation” layers so that you can see any sensitive environmental features.

This Community Plan document is currently being edited. Planning staff are working with communities as part of NashvilleNext to decide future areas of growth and preservation, and to update policies within each Community Plan as needed.

Special Policy and Detailed Policy areas within the East Nashville Community Plan

NashvilleNext background information and meeting schedule

October 2: Public meeting on proposed change to East Nashville Community Plan

Planners will hold a community meeting from 5-6 pm Thursday, October 2 at the East Police Precinct, 936 East Trinity Lane, to discuss a Community Plan amendment related to a proposed zone change at 10334 West Eastland Avenue.

Details of the proposed change

Council approves Gallatin Pike rezoning, UDO

The Metropolitan Council voted October 1, 2013, to approve rezoning various properties and a portion of property along Gallatin Pike, Gallatin Avenue, and Main Street between South 5th Street and Briley Parkway from MUG, CS, CL, OR20, RS5, T6, OL, SP, RS10, and RS7.5 to MUG-A, MUL-A and OR20-A, and to apply an Urban Design Overlay (UDO) over that same area.  That new zoning and UDO support the community’s vision of a more pedestrian- and transit-oriented corridor, as described in the East Nashville Community Plan; the Council's action follows approval by the Planning Commission on September 26.

  • MUG-A, or Mixed Use General-Alternative, allows a moderately high-intensity mixture of residential, retail, and office uses.
  • MUL-A, or Mixed Use Limited Alternative, allows a less intense mixture of residential,retail, and office.
  • OR20-A, or Office Residential Alternative, allows a combination of office and residential uses at up to 20 units per acre.

Maps and land use tables

About the Plan

Subarea 2 mapThe Planning Commission adopted an updated East Nashville Community Plan on February 9, 2006. This document and all updates, amendments, and several additions include:

  • Dickerson Pike sign guidelines, approved July 2008
  • Transportation Plan, adopted February 9, 2006
  • Amendment 1 - Amends policy related to Gallatin Pike SP; adopted June 28, 2007
  • Amendment 2 - Amends land-use policy in Riverside Drive/Oakhurst Drive area; adopted July 26, 2007
  • Amendment 3 - Amends land-use policy in Riverside Drive / Waters Avenue area; adopted September 27, 2007
  • Amendment 4 - 16th and Ordway Neighborhood Center; adopted August 27, 2009
  • Amendment 5 - Gallatin Pike SP Mixed Housing to Mixed Use; adopted June 24, 2010
  • Amendment 6 - Changes land use policy on two parcels from from MH in NG to MxU in NC; adopted June 23, 2011
  • Cleveland Park, McFerrin Park and Greenwood Detailed Neighborhood Design Plan; adopted February 9, 2006
  • East Hill, Renraw, and South Inglewood (West) Detailed Neighborhood Design Plan; adopted February 9, 2006
  • Dickerson Pike Commercial Area Plan and Implementation Update

Institutional Overlay

The Nashville Auto-Diesel College Institutional Overlay, was adopted on April 8, 2006. Institutional Overlays provide development rules for specific areas and work in cooperation with existing residential zoning.

For more information about community plans in the East Nashville community please contact

Cindy Wood
Metropolitan Planning Department
800 2nd Avenue South
PO Box 193600
Nashville, TN 37219-6300