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East Nashville Community Plan

The East Nashville 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 East Nashville Community Plancounty map with the East Nashville community highlighted

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.

For more information on the Gallatin Pike Urban Design Overlay, please contact Latisha Birkeland at (615)862-7161.

Maps and land use tables

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. Nashville Auto-Diesel College became Lincoln College of Technology's Nashville campus in 2012.

For more information about the Nashville Auto-Diesel College Institutional Overlay, please contact Brett Thomas at (615)862-7185.

For more information about the East Nashville Community Plan, please contact:

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

(615) 862-7166