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Implementation: Carrying Out NashvilleNext

NashvilleNext is a dynamic plan. Since the adoption of NashvilleNext in 2015, the Planning Department and its many partner organizations have worked to implement its recommendations and policy. As a guide for decisions and actions, NashvilleNext should be reviewed regularly to stay relevant to the needs of our communities. New opportunities arise and different compromises are reached that may differ from those originally envisioned by the plan.


The Planning Department periodically reports on the progress of NashvilleNext, and related progress.

2016 NashvilleNext Report

Related Plans

The issues facing Nashville and Davidson County are complex, and many topics will need further study and more input from community members.

NashvilleNext is being implemented by Metro Planning and other Metro departments, by the private sector, and through the work of non-profits.

Capital Improvements Budget

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The Planning Department is working to improve the capital planning process to promote effective, efficient spending, transparency and alignment with long-term community goals.

Local Planning Studies

The Planning Department continues to work with residents, business owners, community groups, property owners, institutional representatives, and elected officials to create small-area plans. These Local Planning Studies expand upon the policy guidance of NashvilleNext to provide specific recommendations for neighborhoods.

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nMotion is the WeGo Public Transit (formerly Metro Transit Authority) update of its strategic plan for transit in Metro Nashville and the region.

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Nashville WalkNBike

The WalkNBike plan will improve walking and biking in Nashville, connecting people to opportunity on a network of high-quality, comfortable, and safe sidewalks and bikeways.

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Parks Master Plan

Plan to Play is the countywide parks and greenways master plan.