Tuesday night, April 18, 2017, Nashville’s city leaders passed a bill to require home developers in Davidson county to either build sidewalks or pay into the city’s sidewalk fund. Until now, builders in Davidson county building single family homes and duplexes in neighborhoods have not had to construct sidewalks unless they’re in subdivisions. This is why many streets in Nashville don’t have sidewalks.
Starting July 1, developers of one and two family homes will be required to build sidewalks on the same side of the block where there’s already a home with a sidewalk piece. If there isn’t one, they’ll pay into the city’s sidewalk fund.