1. To gather information through various means about the sentiments of residents
regarding neighborhood issues.
2. To promote constructive discussion about neighborhood issues among the
various stakeholders, which include residents, property owners, city planners,
business owners, and developers.
3. To form and express positions about neighborhood issues that are informed by
the sentiments of residents, by the applicable city codes and regulations, by the
goals of city planners and the DNDP, by the proposals of developers, and by
knowledge of urban planning research.
We have pursued these goals through the administration of a neighborhood survey,
through public meetings, by following public discussion, including online forums, and
through study of city planning research, including the 2008 DNDP and the proposed
Urban Design Overlay for 12South.
Although much neighborhood discussion takes place on the 12South Google group, the
12SNA does not administer that group and it is NOT the official voice of the association.
12SNA cannot ensure the accuracy of information disseminated through the 12S Google
group, Nextdoor 12 South, or any other open access listserv. While such listservs are an
indication of some residents’ opinions, it is not a reliable indicator of the breadth or
depth of all residents’ positions. Official communications of the 12SNA are sent to
We are in the midst of a period of extraordinary change in Nashville, and 12South is, in
some ways, at the epicenter of that change. The board’s most important role in that
change is to facilitate discussion among the stakeholders involved. We also
understand that such discussion may not result in an outcome that is viewed favorably
The central avenue that residents have to affect the pace and character of change in
12South is to become part of the process of discussion. Recent proposed developments
have been the focus of productive discussion, often in multiple meetings, in which
developers, property owners and neighbors have operated in good faith to share
opinions and perspectives. In almost every case, plans for proposed developments have
changed as a result, although perhaps not as significantly as some would like. But the