About the Haynes Trinity Community
The Haynes Trinity community in North Nashville has a rich history. At the entrance to the community is Talbot’s Corner named for Thomas Talbot, a Revolutionary War veteran who became a prominent Nashville businessman. Historically, much of the area was known as the Haynes community, named after the Reverend William Haynes who was born into slavery in Murfreesboro and rose to be a land owner and one of the incorporators of what is now the American Baptist College.
The Haynes Trinity community set for redevelopment comprises Trinity Lane, Fern Avenue, Katie Hill, Heaton’s Station, Lock One Park, Brick Church Pike, and Talbot’s Corner.
The area boasts 1000+ acres stretching along the Cumberland River and a major thoroughfare in West Trinity Lane—a five-lane boulevard flanked by sidewalks and streetlights that carries 20,000 cars per day. The solid infrastructure of the area combined with the unmatched skyline and river views make it desirable to developers and investors alike.
About the Haynes Trinity Policy Amendment to NashvilleNext
For nearly two decades, business owners, land and home owners, developers and community members have met to determine a path for responsibly revitalizing the neighborhood. In the summer of 2017, Nashville North by Northeast accelerated this process by gathering community stakeholders for a workshop to discuss a potential amendment to the NashvilleNext city plan that would include greater density options for their community. NashvilleNext is a plan created by Nashvillians to guide how and where our community grows through 2040 with amendments made annually.
The result of NNxNE’s summer workshop was a shared vision for redevelopment of the Haynes Trinity community and a commitment from the Nashville Metro Planning Commission to pursue a policy change to NashvilleNext following an extensive public engagement process. Mayor Megan Barry joined the community in celebrating this shared vision at a NNxNE event in October 2017.
In late fall 2017, Metro Planning held a series of community engagement meetings wherein community members were invited to map desired changes to their neighborhood. Metro Planning used this direct community feedback to finalize a report with recommendations for a policy change and amendment to NashvilleNext. On January 11, 2018, Metro Planning unanimously passed the Haynes Trinity Policy Amendment Draft, which allows for greater density and more urban-style planning in the Haynes Trinity community.
Steering Committee Members that served in the study area were: Keith Benion, Jack Cawthon, Jay Cawthon, Karen Dunlap, Tony Ewing, Winnie Forrester, Joyce George, Kristi Hairston, Richard Jackson, Doug Kitchen, Mac McDonald, Jim McLean, Bill Munson, Ron Soares,Bobby Stockard, Matthew Strader, and Harriet Wallace.