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What's New at the Historic Zoning Commission

Potential Edgehill NCZO Overlay

A portion of the the Edgehill neighborhood is considering a neighborhood conservation zoning overlay. The guidelines have been approved by the MHZC. Edgehill design guidelines, which include a boundary map Thank you to the Center for Historic Preservation at Middle Tennessee State University for conducting the architectural resource survey. The project is expected to go before the Planning Commission for a public hearing on August 1. Please check Planning Commission agenda to confirm and for additional information.

Potential Expansion of the Eastwood NCZO

The Eastwood Neighborhood is considering an expansion. Existing Eastwood design guidelines will be used.

Expected Schedule:

  • MHZC Public Hearing, June 20, 2 p.m., Sonny West Conference Center, 700 2nd Ave South
  • Planning Commission Public Hearing: June 28
  • Council Public Hearing: July 3

Potential Kenner Manor NCZO Overlay

Residents of the Kenner Manor National Register district are considering a neighborhood conservation zoning overlay. Comments and suggestions regarding the Kenner Manor design guidelines may be sent to or 615-862-7970. The study area includes the National Register boundaries, however a proposed boundary for the overlay has not yet been decided.

Revised Guidelines in the Downtown Core Districts

Three historic districts located in the Downtown Core (DTC), Broadway, Second Avenue and Downtown Historic Preservation Zoning Overlays, are considering a revision to their design guidelines. Review drafts here. Initial changes to the working drafts showed new text underlined and text proposed to be removed stricken. Changes were made after 3 community meetings and a 4th is to be announced. Comments continue to be accepted by contacting or 615-862-7970.

Opportunity for Realtors

The Historic Preservation 101 for Nashville Realtors and Developers on 12/2/2017 was a great success. Look for another class in late Fall of 2018.