Tuesday, October 28, 2008

West Nashville Public Meetings Continue This Thursday, Oct. 30

An eight-month series of community discussions on West Nashville’s growth and development began October 16 with a general overview of the planning process, and continues October 30 with an initial discussion of issues facing the West Nashville community. The Oct. 30 meeting will begin at 6 pm at St. Ann Catholic Community, 5101 Charlotte Avenue.

These conversations are the early stages of a scheduled update to the West Nashville Community Plan, which guides land use and zoning decisions. The current plan is on Metro Planning's West Nashville community page.

If you missed the first meeting, you can download the slides from the presentation here:

Powerpoint DocumentPowerpoint presentation from the Oct. 16 meeting

Friday, October 17, 2008

Community Plan Update for West Nashville Kicks Off

I was unable to attend last nights initial meeting for the West Nashville Community Plan Update, but SPNA President, Rob Robinson has a post on the Sylvan Park blog which you can read about here.

The first meeting focused primarily on the Community Character Manual which is the driver of any new planning done by the MPC. The next meeting will be Thursday, October 30 and will be an Open House Kick Off Meeting, which should focus more on information about the West Nashville Subarea Plan. All the remaining meetings will be at St. Ann's Parish Life Center located at 5101 Charlotte Avenue (where the Charlotte Ave DCDP meetings were held earlier this year). All dates and times of the meetings are in the left hand column under IMPORTANT DATES.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

First Meeting for West Nashville Community Plan Update is Tonight

A reminder about tonight's meeting regarding the West Nashville Community Plan Update process.

The meeting begins at 6:00 PM at the Cohn Adult Learning Center located at 4805 Park Avenue.

This meeting will be a general introduction to the new Community Character Manual (that will be used as the Planning Staff discuss land use policies in West Nashville). The intention is to educate everyone on the concepts of the Community Character policies.

For a list of additional meetings, click here:

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

W Nashville United Methodist to Host Crime Forum Oct. 22

In response to the recent crime spree that has been plaguing some of the small businesses in the Richland Park Business District, the West Nashville United Methodist Church will be hosting a panel discussion and forum to engage the community in a discussion on ways to quell the rising crime rate in the area.

The forum will be next Wednesday, October 22nd from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. The church's address is 4710 Charlotte Avenue. Community leaders serving on the panel will be:

Sgt. Connie Tripp - Metropolitan Nashville Police
Jason Holleman
- District 24 Councilman

Jeff Blum - Mental Health Coordinator, Metro Nashville Criminal Justice Dept.
Rev. Dennis Meaker - Pastor, West Nashville United Methodist Church
Father Philip Breen - Pastor, St. Ann's Catholic Church

The discussion will be moderated by Rev. Sherry Cothran Woolsey

If you have any questions about the forum, you can call the church at 297-3216. Please plan to attend this important discussion.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

West Nashville Community Plan Update Meeting Next Thursday

The first meeting for the West Nashville Community Plan update will be held next Thursday, October 16 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Cohn Adult Learning Center at Park and 48th Avenues.

The first meeting will be focused on educating the community on the process of updating a community plan and other aspects of the West Nashville Community.

From the Planning Department's website:

The West Nashville Community Plan, last updated in 2000 as the “Subarea 7 Plan,” guides land use and zoning decisions in West Nashville. It also influences the Planning Commission’s recommendations to the Metro Council on property zoning and other development-related decisions within the West Nashville community.

Davidson County’s fourteen Community Plans are updated every seven to ten years. The first step in that process is a series of public discussions which will continue through May 2009.

PDF DocumentMap and complete schedule

Please plan to attend.