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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

Related Plan Documents

Downtown Donelson Urban Design Overlay

The Planning Commission amended the Downtown Donelson Urban Design Overlay on August 23, 2019.

Supplemental Policy Areas for Lebanon Pike

The Lebanon Pike Supplemental Policies illustrate the neighborhood's vision and expectations for future development and provide additional guidance beyond what is found in the Community Character Manual. Part of this includes an updated Lebanon Pike Policy Map. This guidance will be considered for all applicable zoning and development applications. For more information regarding the small area plan process for this portion of Lebanon Pike, please see our Lebanon Pike Planning Study page.

Supplemental Policy Area for Central Pike

The Supplemental Policy for Central Pike addresses issues identified by the community related to the mix of land uses, mobility, connectivity, and pedestrian infrastructure. The Supplemental Policy provides additional guidance beyond what is found in the Community Character Manual. This guidance will be considered for all applicable zoning and development applications.

Donelson TORD Affordability Baseline

map of Donelson study area, linked to full report

At the request of the Metro Planning Commission, and to address the Housing and Affordability Task Force's recommendations, Metro Planning staff has compiled a scorecard of housing affordability and current businesses in the area around the proposed Donelson Transit Oriented Redevelopment District (TORD) site.

Read the Donelson TORD Affordability Scorecard

For more information on the Scorecard, please contact:

Nick Lindeman
Special Projects Planner
Metropolitan Planning Department
800 2nd Avenue South
PO Box 193600
Nashville, TN 37219-6300
615-862-7198

Downtown Donelson Urban Design Overlay

Downtown Donelson

The 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
615-862-7184