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Lebanon Pike Community Planning Study

About the Study

Map of the study area

Donelson neighbors and District 15 Councilman Jeff Syracuse asked the Planning Department to work on possible refinements of land use policies along a portion of the Lebanon Pike Corridor between Spence Lane and Briley Parkway.


The Planning Commission approved the Lebanon Pike Study on consent June 28, 2018. The documents below illustrate the neighborhood's vision and expectations for future development. These policies will guide the appropriate land use, development character, and design intent established by balancing ideas and concerns among neighborhood stakeholders, and they will be used as a starting point for discussing public and private investment, including zone changes, subdivisions, and public infrastructure investments

Map and policies

These documents outline recommended policy changes and supplemental policies, in addition to the guidance already found in the Community Character policies.

Please email project leader Dara Sanders at with any questions or comments.

Land use policy guides the Planning Commission's actions on zone changes and subdivision requests. These updates do not change current zoning.

Our goal in preparing this and other community planning studies is to ensure that policies affecting the study area accurately reflect how the members of that community want growth and preservation to happen in the future, and that any significant changes are guided by community input and discussion.

The Donelson-Hermitage-Old Hickory Community Plan describes how current land use policies are applied along this section of Lebanon Pike.

Community Participation

photo of discussion around tableMetro planners held a series of public meetings and discussions, or "charrette," from April 16-19, 2018, working with local property owners, residents, and business owners to get community input on any possible policy changes.

The charrette ended with a presentation and review of possible draft updates to the Donelson-Hermitage-Old Hickory Community Plan. Comments were almost entirely positive.

Discussion Materials