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Donelson/Hermitage/Old Hickory Community Plan

About the Planmap highlighting the Donelson/Hermitage/Old Hickory Community Plan area

The Donelson/Hermitage/Old Hickory Community Plan was most recently updated in August 2017, as part of a scheduled review of the NashvilleNext long-range plan.

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 Donelson/Hermitage/Old Hickory Community Plan

For more information on the Donelson-Hermitage-Old Hickory Community Plan, please email Metro planner Anita McCaig.

Downtown Donelson Urban Design Overlay

Downtown DonelsonThe Planning Commission approved the Downtown Donelson Urban Design Overlay on November 2009, and amended it on January 2011 with an adopted policy on sign panel interpretation.

An Urban Design Overlay, or UDO, is a zoning tool that requires specific design standards for development in a designated area. A UDO is used to either protect the pre-existing character of the area or to create a character that would not otherwise be ensured by the development standards in the base zoning district. UDOs overlay the current base zoning and allow for development standards above and beyond those in the base zoning.

For more information on the Downtown Donelson UDO, please contact:

Jessica Buechler
Community Plans & Design Studio
Metropolitan Planning Department
800 2nd Avenue South
PO Box 193600
Nashville, TN 37219-6300