About SPNA

The Sylvan Park Neighborhood Association (SPNA) is the collective community voice for addressing neighborhood issues such as zoning, security, beautification, traffic, metropolitan services, and environment.

SPNA members meet on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Senior Renaissance Center of Cohn Adult Learning Center at 4805 Park Avenue.

About Sylvan Park

Welcome to Sylvan Park! We hope you love this neighborhood as much as we do. Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions for newcomers to learn more.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Planning commission hearing today (Dec. 14)

The Metro Planning Commission will hold a public hearing today (Thursday, December 14) at 4 p.m. at the Howard Office Building auditorium (720 Second Avenue South) regarding the Downtown Community Plan: 2006 Update.

This hearing gives citizens the opportunity to weigh in regarding the plan update and to discuss the future of the downtown area. Here is an excerpt from the plan's executive summary describing the plan's purpose. (The full document is available at the MPC Web site.)
The purpose of the Downtown Community Plan Update: 2006 (Downtown Plan) is to guide growth and development in Downtown for the next five to seven years. The community plan update presents an opportunity to engage the community in assessing growth and development at a point in time, to discern a shared vision for future growth, and to adopt principles, policies, and tools to achieve that vision.

Since the Downtown Community Plan was last updated in 1997, Downtown Nashville has experienced impressive growth, including not only growth in the commercial and office sectors that are the hallmarks of any healthy downtown, but also in residential development and related services as more community members embrace urban living.

This robust, healthy growth is due, in large part, to a commitment by the private and public sectors, by residents, employers, and investors, to a shared vision for Downtown. A review of the 1997 Subarea 9 Plan reveals that much of the guidance given by the plan was put into practice and many of the recommendations made by the plan have been realized.

The update of the Downtown Plan evaluates the current state of Downtown – its successes and opportunities. The update builds on the past, while not being bound to it. Instead, the Downtown Plan offers a comprehensive plan for land use policy, related transportation and systems recommendations and a building regulating plan tailored to each neighborhood, to encourage the creation of the Downtown Nashville that citizens who work, live, play and invest Downtown have envisioned.
For questions and comments, please contact Jennifer Carlat at [jennifer.carlat at nashville.gov] or (615) 862-7210.

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