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.
Planning Commission Meetings, Deadlines and Hearings
The Planning Commission meets at 4 pm on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month in the auditorium of the Howard Office Building, 700 Second Avenue South.
Only one meeting may be held in December.
The Commission’s meetings are shown live on Comcast cable channel 3 in Davidson County and repeated several times on an irregular Metro Nashville Network broadcast schedule. Meetings are also streamed live on the Metro government access channel’s webpage and posted on the Planning Department’s YouTube channel.
The draft agenda, staff reports, and related documents are posted around midday on the Friday before each meeting.
Please email the Planning Department front counter or call (615) 862-7190 with questions about agenda items.
Rules & Procedures
- Planning Commission Rules & Procedures, amended July 13, 2017
- Rules for conduct of public hearings, adopted March 25, 2010