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The NashvilleNext Plan

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NashvilleNext is a plan created by residents which guides us through 2040. NashvilleNext provides direction and policy direction on the physical structure of Davidson County – the things we build, how and where we build them, and the places we preserve. As we all know, Nashville and Davidson County's population is growing and becoming more diverse. By 2040, projections say Nashville will welcome 200,000 more people and over 300,000 more jobs.

The NashvilleNext planning process took nearly three years because of the record level of community involvement. The plan builds on our unique strengths as a city and as Nashvillians. The community's goals and vision create the foundation for the plan:

  • Ensuring opportunity for all
  • Expanding accessibility
  • Creating economic prosperity
  • Fostering strong neighborhoods
  • Improving education
  • Championing the environment
  • and being Nashville

The Plan outlines the policies and decisions needed to achieve our goals by engaging the many skills and talents of our population. The plan was written entirely by our own city’s planners, providing a more localized, community sensitive document and saving hundreds of thousands of dollars over the cost of hiring a consultant. Together, we have identified our path in moving toward a bright future.

We continue to work on our most pressing issues determined by NashvilleNext:

  • Preserving our neighborhoods while building housing close to transit and jobs
  • Protecting rural character and natural resources
  • Creating walkable centers with jobs, housing, and services in suburban and urban areas
  • Expanding walking, biking, and transit
  • Making our city affordable for all Nashvillians

Guide to the Plan (20 pages)

Growth and Preservation Concept Plan Map - shows proposed growth patterns and transit corridors

Guide to NashvilleNext in Spanish