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South Nashville Community Plan

About the Plan

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The Planning Commission adopted the current South Nashville Community Plan on December 13, 2007; it is one of fourteen community plans which guide growth and development in Davidson County. Each of those plans is updated every seven to ten years, and amended as necessary.

Nolensville Pike Detailed Neighborhood Design Plan

The Planning Commission adopted the Nolensville Pike Detailed Neighborhood Design Plan on June 2008. A Detailed Neighborhood Design Plan, or DNDP, is a future planning document used to refine the Community Plan for an individual neighborhood within a community. DNDPs are supplements to and parts of community plans. A DNDP takes a closer look at an individual neighborhood. A DNDP addresses land use, transportation, and community design at the neighborhood level. It provides more specific land use recommendations than the broader community plan. Like community plans, DNDPs are developed through a participatory process that involves Planning Department staff working with the neighborhood - residents, business owners, institutional representatives and developers.

Urban Land Institute's Corridor Development Study for Nolensville Pike

A study team from the Urban Land Institute's Rose Center for Advisory Services examined development opportunities along the 4th Avenue / Nolensville Road and 8th Avenue / Franklin Road corridors and issued a report in February 2010 titled Place Making through Infill and Corridor Redevelopment.

Nolensville Corridor Market Study

Nolensville Corridor StudyIn 2010, the Metro Planning Commission hired a consultant team to conduct a market analysis of the Nolensville Pike corridor from the inner loop of Interstate 65 to the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere. This study analyzed the market for retail, residential, office and industrial development along Nolensville Pike, and gives creative suggestions for business owners, property owners, elected officials, and Metro government to transform Nolensville Pike into a unique, inviting corridor.

  • Volume 1 of the study includes the Executive Summary, Marketing and Development Strategies for the Corridor and an assessment of how the market findings did and did not conform with the Nolensville Pike Corridor Detailed Neighborhood Design Plan.
  • Volume 2A of the study includes the market analysis research on the opportunity for office and industrial development on the Nolensville Pike corridor.
  • Volume 2B of the study includes the market analysis research on the opportunity for residential and retail development on the Nolensville Pike corridor.

Questions about the report? Contact Jennifer Carlat, (615) 862-7210

For more information on the South Nashville Community Plan please contact:

Anita McCaig (615) 862-7156
Community Plans
Metropolitan Planning Department
800 2nd Avenue South
PO Box 193600
Nashville, TN 37219-6300