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Design Review

For each redevelopment district, the Design Review Committee follows a set of basic principles to determine the appropriateness of a development project. To view these principles or a map of Nashville’s redevelopment districts, click on the links below.

MDHA has also adopted guidelines for the design and placement of signage in redevelopment districts.

For some redevelopment districts, guidelines have been adopted that are tailored to foster particular architectural forms and development patterns in some of Nashville’s urban neighborhoods. To view the design guidelines for a specific neighborhood, click on the links below. (If you are unable to download a document and need a printed version, call 615-252-3750.)

Submittals for MDHA Design Review are due by 4 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the Tuesday review meeting. For more information about design review or to submit plans, contact Parker Brown in MDHA’s Development Office at 615-252-3750.

Arts Center Redevelopment District

Established in 1998 for redevelopment activities along portions of Demonbreun Street and the Gulch. Completed in 2028.

Capitol Hill Redevelopment District

Established in 1952. Ensures appropriate development in the area surrounding the Tennessee State Capitol. Automatically renews every 10 years.

Capitol Mall Redevelopment District

Established in 1978 for redevelopment activities in downtown Nashville. Completed in 2030.

Central State Redevelopment District

Established in 1999, contains property located in proximity to the Nashville International Airport. Completed in 2039.

East Bank Redevelopment District

Established in 1996 for redevelopment activities on the East Bank of the Cumberland River. Completed in 2025.

Five Points Redevelopment District

Established in 1991 for redevelopment activities in the Five Points neighborhood. Completed in 2020.

Jefferson Street Redevelopment District

Established in 2005 for redevelopment activities along portions of Jefferson Street. Completed in 2035.

Phillips Jackson Redevelopment District

Established in 1993 for redevelopment activities in several neighborhoods to the north of downtown Nashville. Completed in 2024.

Rutledge Hill Redevelopment District

Established in 1980 for redevelopment activities in areas south of downtown Nashville. Completed in 2040.

Skyline Redevelopment District

Established in 2007 for redevelopment activities along portions of Dickerson Pike. Completed in 2007.