Final public meetings for NashvilleNext to be held Monday

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Monday night will be the final night of public meetings for Nashvillians to learn about NashvilleNext, a plan for the city’s next 25 years.

The Metro Planning Department is spearheading the project. The current draft of the plan is hundreds of pages long, detailing how to shape Nashville’s economy, transportation, housing, environment, and educational opportunities, all while maintaining the city’s values.

The NashvilleNext plan includes 14 individual community plans, one of which is for Bellevue.

Bellevue resident Nancy Boyd is concerned about plans to connect her quiet street, Collins Road, with busy Poplar Creek Road and McCrory Lane.

At present, Collins Road is a dead end and many neighbors walk and jog on the street.

She said she and her husband like the rural-feel of the road.

“Our grandkids call it the woods,” she said.

Boyd, whose husband’s family has owned their house on Collins Road since the 1960s, is concerned about increased traffic and decreased safety under the proposed plan.

“We have children, and just people in general who like to use the road for recreation. And I don’t see how they’d be able to do that,” she told News 2.

The Metro Planning Department is holding two public meetings on Monday to outline the current NashvilleNext plan and take feedback.

Both meetings will run from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. One will be held at the Bellevue Library, and the other at the Madison Police Precinct.

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