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Donelson / Hermitage / Old Hickory Community Plan


This Community Plan was previously updated using older policy categories that are no longer in use. In April 2014, the Metro Planning Commission approved a translation of each of the older policies to their corresponding new policy in the Community Character Manual (CCM).

Related policy information on interactive maps

After accepting the disclaimer, expand the “Layers” box to check the “Land Use Policy,” “Adopted Special Policy Areas,” and “Conservation” layers so that you can see any sensitive environmental features.

Special Policy and Detailed Policy areas within the Donelson-Hermitage-Old Hickory Community Plan

About the Plan

Subarea 2 map

The Metropolitan Planning Commission adopted the current Donelson / Old Hickory / Hermitage Community Plan on October 4, 2004. The certified Plan posted below includes all amendments through April 2014.

Donelson-Hermitage-Old Hickory Community Plan

On August 14, 2008, the Planning Commission approved a new land-use document, the Community Character Manual, which replaces the Land Use Policy Application. The CCM will be used as community plans and amendments are updated in Subarea 14.

Related change in the Antioch/Priest Lake Community Plan

The 2012 update to the Antioch/Priest Lake Community Plan included a plan amendment and policy recommendation for the area east of the Nashville International Airport.

Lakewood Annexation

The City of Lakewood was dissolved and became part of Metro Nashville/Davidson County on May 28, 2011. On October 27, 2011, the Planning Commission approved the updating of all former Lakewood zoning categories to Metro zoning and established SP zoning for Lakewood’s parks and open spaces; the Metropolitan Council approved that action on November 15. The former Lakewood community is now included in the Donelson-Hermitage Community Plan.

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:

Brenda Diaz
Community Plans & Design Studio
Metropolitan Planning Department
800 2nd Avenue South
PO Box 193600
Nashville, TN 37219-6300
(615) 862-7184

For more information on the Donelson-Hermitage-Old Hickory Community Plan, please contact:

Anita McCaig
Community Plans & Design Studio
Metropolitan Planning Department
800 2nd Avenue South, PO Box 196300
Nashville, TN 37219-6300
(615) 862-7156