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South 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 continues to work with South Nashville and other 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 South Nashville Community Plan

NashvilleNext background information and meeting schedule

About the Plan

Subarea 11 map

The Planning Commission adopted the current South Nashville Community Plan on December 13, 2007; the version linked here includes all updates and amendments through April 2014.

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