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Green Hills-Midtown Community Plan

photo of Green Hills trafficPlanning Commission approves Green Hills Area Transportation Plan 

Commissioners voted unanimously on March 13 to adopt the Green Hills Area Transportation Plan.  The draft version as presented to the Commission is posted below.  It includes recommendations for improvements in traffic flow, pedestrian movement and transit access; a final version is being prepared and will be posted here soon.

Read the Green Hills Area Transportation Plan - updated draft, completed Feb. 18

The Green Hills Area Transportation Plan was prepared by a “resource team” of planners, consultants, and community leaders and completed in August 2011, providing a comprehensive overview of land use, bike / pedestrian, transit, and aesthetic opportunities. Sponsors of the plan included the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the Metropolitan Department of Public Works, the Metropolitan Planning Department, and Citizens for a Better Green Hills.

About the Plan

Subarea 10 map

The Planning Commission approved the initial version of the Green Hills/Midtown Community Plan in July 2005; the current Plan includes amendments made through January 10, 2013.

All of our community plans are living documents; we're constantly working on updates, refinements, and clarifications.

Urban Design Overlays (UDOs)

Green Hills / Midtown is home to 7 Urban Design Overlays, the most in any of our fourteen communities. 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.

  • Hillsboro Village, adopted May 18, 1999

Hillsboro Village

Hillsboro Village UDO document

Please contact Brenda Diaz, (615) 862-7184, for more information on the Hillsboro Village UDO.

  • Music Row, adopted August 27, 2001

Music Row UDO document

Please contact Andrew Collins, (615) 862-7207, for more information on the Music Row UDO.

  • Green Hills, adopted August 6, 2002/amended 2003 and 2007

Green Hills

Green Hills UDO document

Please contact Andrew Collins, (615) 862-7207, for more information on the Green Hills UDO.

  • Bedford Avenue, adopted June 17, 2003

Bedford

Bedford Avenue UDO document

Please contact Brenda Diaz, (615) 862-7184, for more information on the Bedford Avenue UDO

  • 31st Avenue /Long Boulevard, adopted March 16, 2004

31st Ave and Long

31st Avenue/Long Boulevard UDO document

Please contact Ben Miskelly, (615) 862-71658 for more information on the 31st Avenue / Long Boulevard UDO.

  • Harding Town Center, adopted May 17, 2005

Harding Town Center

Harding Town Center UDO document

Harding Town Center Transportation Plan

Please contact Ben Miskelly, (615) 862-7158, for more information on the Harding Town Center UDO

  • Primrose, adopted May 26, 2011

Primrose

Primrose UDO document

Please contact Ben Miskelly, (615) 862-7158, for more information on the Primrose UDO.

Institutional Overlays

The Green Hills / Midtown Community plan also holds two Institutional Overlays, which provide development rules for specific areas and work in cooperation with existing residential zoning.

David Lipscomb University, adopted August 15, 2005

David Lipscomb University

David Lipscomb University Institutional Overlay document

Please contact Bob Leeman, (615)862-7183, for more information on the David Lipscomb University Institutional Overlay.

Belmont University Master Plan, adopted August 31, 2005

Belmont University

Belmont University Master Plan Institutional Overlay document

Please contact Duane Cuthbertson, (615)862-7203, for more information on the Belmont University Institutional Overlay.

For more information on the Green Hills-Midtown Community Plan, please contact:

Cindy Wood, (615) 862-7166
Community Plans
Metropolitan Planning Department
800 2nd Avenue South
PO Box 193600
Nashville TN 37210