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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

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 includes all amendments and changes through April 24, 2014.

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

(615)862-7166