Plan looks at Nashville's future in 2040 - WKRN News 2

Plan looks at Nashville's future in 2040

Posted: Updated: Feb 11, 2013 12:50 AM CST

It seems everywhere you look in Nashville there is change, growth and development.

Even residents new to Music City, like Joseph Savage, are taking notice.

"There's no barrier for opportunities [for Nashville] from my perspective," Savage told Nashville's News 2.

With the Music City Center set to open in a few months, and more companies looking to set up shop in Nashville, the city is booming.

Now the city is looking ahead even further in the future to 2040.

The project is called Nashville 2040, and business leaders, Metro government agencies, educators, religious institutions, and residents are all weighing in to develop a general plan of action to help shape the city's growth.

Though 2040 is 27 years away, residents in Nashville already have some ideas of what they'd like the city to look like in the future.

"I'd like to see for them to put the [Nashville] Sounds down by the river," Tom Sinor, a longtime Nashville resident, said.

He added, "Our roads here aren't the greatest from a pothole standpoint; the interstates, I think most of them have been a while since they've been repaired."

"We came from Charlotte, North Carolina and they just developed a light rail system, people love it, coming down town is easy transportation and that would be cool to have here in Nashville," Olivia Pittman told Nashville's News 2.

Pittman is not only thinking of her future, but her children's as well.

She said, "Better education, Metro schools, keeping the city clean and safe."

Though the project is just in its beginning phases, residents say there's no time like the present to start planning for the future.

"You're going to blink and it will be here," Sinor said.

The plan is expected to take about three years to complete.

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