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West Trinity / Katie Hill / Haynes Area Planning Study

map of the West Trinity area

Community planning in Nashville is a collaborative process. Our Community Design planners work with community stakeholders to create large- and small-area plans which balance the community's varying needs to arrive at a common vision.

Community involvement is always at the center of the planning process, shaping growth that preserves our city’s character and development that reinforces and enhances Nashville’s uniqueness.

Building community consensus

Our Community Design team has been working this week with stakeholders along the West Trinity Lane Corridor and in adjacent neighborhoods in the Katie Hill and Haynes area to produce a planning study which will build consensus and focus on a common goal, leading to an update of the area's Community Plan in early 2018.

This four-day process, known to planners as a "charrette," has encouraged community members to discuss and explore ideas which will guide future growth and preservation in the West Trinity/Katie Hill/Haynes Area neighborhoods.

Community participation was strong in the first discussion, a "visioning session" held on November 13 to identify big ideas and goals for the area - planners had to open a second room and set up additional discussion tables to accommodate an overflow crowd of nearly of table discussion

Work on the group's recommendations continued at two open design studios on Tuesday and Wednesday, and a presentation of the week's results is set for Thursday, November 16, at 5:30 - details are linked below.

Contact Information

For more information about the plan amendment, please contact planners Dara Sanders at or Anita McCaig at