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About the Planning Department

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The Planning Department's responsibilities include working with local communities to create appropriate land-use policies and transportation priorities in community plans, making recommendations to the Planning Commission on zoning decisions, and providing design services and citywide transportation planning to implement sustainable development and complete streets.

The Planning Department is located at 800 Second Avenue South in downtown Nashville, one block north of the 2nd/4th Avenue exit off I-40.

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Improvements to Community Plan amendment process

Applicants for a Community Plan Amendment now must obtain a Plan Amendment Level and Study Area Determination Letter from the Planning Department prior to submitting an application. This will determine if the application is a Minor or Major Amendment Application and what the required amendment study area will be.

These changes make the process more efficient and easier to follow – please see the links below for details as the Community Plan Amendment Application Form has also changed.

Community Plan Amendment Application Procedures

Updated Community Plan Amendment Application

Determination Form

National Honors for NashvilleNext

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The American Planning Association has recognized NashvilleNext, the long-term plan for Nashville and Davidson County, as 2015's outstanding comprehensive plan. The APA's Daniel Burnham Award was presented during the association's annual conference on April 4, 2016.

More about the award and NashvilleNext

Working toward a plan for Music Row

photo of planner explaining map to audience New information will appear on our Music Row Community Meetings page as planners and the community cooperate to set a course for Music Row's future.

Inclusionary Housing

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Updated information will be posted on our Inclusionary Housing Feasibility and Policy Study page as work on that issue moves forward.