put the green back in Green Hills!"
What is TGHAP?
(pronounced TEE-gap), is the acronym for The Green Hills Action
Partners. It is a volunteer organization in Nashville, Tennessee,
of concerned businesses, neighbors merchants, CEOs, non-profits,
developers, politicians and government officials who work together
to help make the Green Hills community a safer and more enjoyable
place to live, work, walk, bike, drive, shop and play!
What is TGHAP's purpose?
Green Hills community is comprised of a concentrated mixed commercial
district surrounded by a large residential area. TGHAPs purpose
is to work with planners, developers, businesses, neighbors and
government officials to help achieve positive design
solutions as the Business District faces challenges from transitioning
from its original 1940s design to a more urban lifestyle
design. One of our goals is to seek visually coherent pedestrian
linkages that will enhance shopping pleasure, reduce traffic congestion,
connect residential areas to the shopping district and improve overall
enjoyment in the area. (For websites with urban lifestyle designs,
What does TGHAP do?
organization meets at least four times a year to share information
and to give progress reports about Green Hills Business District.
Our yearly goals are determined by the needs and desires of our
community. To find solutions to community problems, we work with
members to combine our resources and knowledge. Our meeting agendas
consist of community reports given by area businesses, developers,
non-profits, government officials and neighbors. We often invite
additional guest speakers to talk with us about projects or issues
that directly affect our community. To get on our meeting agenda,
email us here.
TGHAP also hosts and participates in events that bring the community
together and improve our quality of life. (see Community
We are an action oriented group, thus the name The
Green Hills Action Partners. We work together to get things
accomplished. Since our inception in 1999, TGHAP has remained
very active and connected. Please feel free to look at our most
recent accomplishments from the last several years. (see Accomplishments)
When needed, TGHAP also serves as a liaison between businesses,
neighbors, developers and government.
TGHAP encourages developers and business owners to use the Green
Hills Urban Design Overlay (UDO) as a guide for renovations and
future planning. To view the UDO, please go to the Metro Planning
look at the left-hand column, follow Community Planning, Urban
Design, Green Hills.
- Ways to make Green Hills more pedestrian-friendly, by improving
the network of sidewalks and adding bikeways and greenways.
- Exploring ways to ease traffic congestion.
- Putting the green back in Green Hills. We encourage pocket
parks, street trees, and enhanced landscape plantings.
- Reducing sign clutter, encouraging pedestrian scale signs.
- Helping to create a vibrant, welcoming and walkable environment
- Sponsoring fun events that bring the community together.
- Keeping businesses, shops, stores, offices and thecommunity
involved in the process.
TGHAP'S Wish List
For 10 years, TGHAP has accomplished many positive
things for the Green Hills Business District through cooperative
efforts with government officials, policy makers, property owners,
managers and developers.
HELP US PLAN THE NEXT 10 YEARS.
Tell us what you want for Green Hills Business District.
COMPLETE THIS SENTENCE: During the next 10 years, I'd like __________
email us your "wish list".
Wishes may be compiled and edited for future public
use. For privacy reasons, no contributor's names will be posted.
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