Southwest Area Transportation and Land Use Study
The Nashville Area MPO completed work on the Southwest Area Transportation Study in 2012 as it sought to coordinate growth planning across the southern portion of the Nashville metropolitan region in order to identify important regional transportation investments, and to assist local governments in updating local comprehensive plans.
This scenario planning effort yielded a preferred vision for growth and development in Williamson County and neighboring jurisdictions. The report also included corresponding recommendations for local land use and transportation plans and policies.
The Southwest Area Transportation
and Land Use Study was largely
developed around several modeled
land use scenarios. The "Preferred Growth" scenario was developed by modifying three of the four land use model attributes in
particular locations of Williamson, Davidson, and Rutherford Counties. These were parcel
suitability, future land use, and character area. Target growth areas were not used in the Preferred Growth scenario. Instead, character areas in particular were structured such that growth allocations
were allowed to occur where land use conditions most realistically dictated. Population, employment, and transportation forecasts are described in detail in the report.
The report provides the following recommendations of
this Southwest subregional study:
1. Work towards developing
a more robust subregional
transportation network by planning
for a coordinated system of
facilities within the study area.
2. Continue to plan and implement
improvements congruent with
regional growth objectives as
developed by the MPO.
3. Build increasingly closer
coordination linkages between
adjacent planning jurisdictions in
the study area.
- Southwest Area Transportation and Land Use Study
- RPM Transportation Consultants (Lead Consultant)
LLC with Hawkins Partners, Inc.
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Cambridge Systematics, Inc.