Belle Meade’s Conservation Overlay and Historic Zoning Commission

The purposes of the Conservation Overlay and Historic Zoning Commission (HZC) are to protect and benefit Belle Meade’s residents, their quality of life, and the cultural heritage of the Belle Meade community by preserving, protecting, carrying forward, and improving its distinct visual and aesthetic architectural character and value, quality of excellence in design and materials, and craftsmanship of both historic and modern buildings, structures, streetscapes, neighborhoods, and areas within its cultural landscape that are of significant importance and beauty; to regulate exterior design, arrangement, texture and materials proposed to be used to insure compatibility; to create an aesthetic appearance which complements and is in harmony with Belle Meade’s historic or architecturally worthy structures; to embrace both heritage properties and creativity of new modern properties; to stabilize and improve property values; and to maintain and foster Belle Meade’s legacy of civic beauty and pride.

  • Click Here for the Citywide Historic Zoning Survey
  • Click Here for a Map of Historical Homes of Belle Meade – Compiled history of homes by the Tennessee Historical Commission
  • Click Here for the Belle Meade Survey Report – Historic Resource Survey Results