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Bordeaux/Whites Creek Community Plan

About the Planmap highlighting the Bordeaux/Whites Creek Community Plan area

The Bordeaux/Whites Creek Community Plan was most recently updated in 2015 as part of the NashvilleNext long-range planning process.

All of the Planning Department's fourteen Community Plans are guided by the Community Character Manual, a document which provides detailed policy guidance based on the look and feel of neighborhoods, centers, corridors and open spaces.

The Bordeaux/Whites Creek Community Plan

Questions or comments about the Bordeaux-Whites Creek Community Plan:

Anita McCaig

Metropolitan Planning Department

800 2nd Avenue South
PO Box 193600
Nashville, TN 37219-6300

Whites Creek policies and subdivision regulations revisions

The Planning Commission will consider Whites Creek policies and Subdivision Regulations revisions December 10; draft Rural Character Subdivision Regulations and example diagrams now posted.

Map showing affected properties in Whites CreekPlanning staff is continuing to work on revisions to the Subdivision Regulations to include guidance for Rural policy areas. In order to continue refinements and allow time for public review prior to the Metropolitan Planning Commission meeting, the policies for the 11 areas of interest in Whites Creek, along with the revisions to the Subdivision Regulations, are being deferred until the December 10 MPC meeting. Example development diagrams will be posted soon.

The first document linked below includes Community Character policies currently in effect on the affected properties, a comparison chart of existing and proposed policies, and policies which were in the Community Character manual for these properties as of June 22, when the Commission approved the NashvilleNext long-range general plan.

Overview of Community Character policies for the deferred properties

The document linked below was presented to the Planning Commission on June 22. It provides the background on planning for rural character in Whites Creek.

Presentation to the Planning Commission

Draft Rural Character Subdivision Regulations

Draft Rural Character subdivision regulations

Example development diagrams

Share your questions and comments through our Rural Character Subdivisions online survey form or comment on the regulations by email

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Aerial photo of downtown NashvilleCost of Development Studies

The following studies were undertaken as part of the NashvilleNext process to examine the fiscal impact of and demand for various development patterns.

"Greater Nashville Trends, Preferences, and Opportunities 2010-2025 and to 2040"

by Dr. Arthur C. Nelson, director of the Metropolitan Research Center, University of Utah

"Local Solutions for a Community Vision"

by Joe Minicozzi, principal, Urban 3

"Fiscal impact analysis of three development scenatios in Nashville-Davidson County, TN"

a case study from Smart Growth America