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Planning Department

Directions to Planning Commission meetings and the Planning Department officephoto of Planning Commission meeting

The Metropolitan Planning Department is located on the second floor of the Metro Office Building at 800 Second Avenue South, one block off the 2nd/4th Avenue exit of I-40.

The Planning Commission meets next door, in the auditorium of the Howard Office Building at 700 Second Avenue South.  Meetings are held at 4 pm on the second and fourth Thursday of every month excepting July, November and December; only one meeting is held during those months.

Please note that the main entrances to the Metro Office Building and the Howard Office Building are now on the south side, accessible from the parking lot off Lindsley Avenue.

If you need assistance with this page, contact or call (615) 862-7190; Commission agendas are posted on our Agendas and Actions webpage on the Friday before each meeting.

Map to Planning Commission meetings and the Planning Department office

Driving directions:

  • From I-40 on the south side of downtown, take the 2nd Avenue/4th Avenue exit (#210C)
  • Turn north, toward downtown, onto 2nd Avenue South
  • Turn right onto the next street, Lindsley Ave.
  • Turn left into the parking lot.  The Planning Department office will be on your left, and the Planning Commission meeting room will be straight ahead, on the ground floor of the Howard Building.
Please see our Campus Parking Map.