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Planning Department

Metro Planning Department

About the Planning Department

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The Planning Department's responsibilities include working with local communities to create appropriate land-use policies and transportation priorities in community plans, making recommendations to the Planning Commission on zoning decisions, and providing design services and citywide transportation planning to implement sustainable development and complete streets.

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The Planning Department is located at 800 Second Avenue South in downtown Nashville, one block north of the 2nd/4th Avenue exit off I-40.

How to find where development is happening in your area

Our Development Tracker online map lists all of the current development applications filed with the Planning Department. It's updated daily, and you can search it by address, zip code, or Council district. The Development Tracker does not list building permits - those are issued by the Codes Department.

Metro's NashView online map includes locations of building permits, parks, libraries, police and fire stations, and other information about your local issues and services.

Maps and Frequently Used Links

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Property Maps
Interactive links to property information

Development Tracker
Information on recent applications and filings, updated daily

Interactive Maps
Includes the NERVE emergency response viewer, Capital Improvements Budget viewer, Parks Finder, and many others

Development Services
How to make applications and begin the development process

Guides to Planning and Zoning
Essential information on planning, zoning, land use, regulation, and development, organized by Council district

National Honors for NashvilleNext

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The American Planning Association recognized NashvilleNext, the long-term plan for Nashville and Davidson County, as 2015's outstanding comprehensive plan. The APA's Daniel Burnham Award was presented during the association's annual conference on April 4, 2016.

More about the award and NashvilleNext

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Metro Planning Easy Links - our most often used web links, answering our most frequently asked questions.