That's how it looks, anyway, in the first of the new Metro Council and Board of Education redistricting maps, redrawn to reflect changes in the city's population as measured by the most recent census data. Among other oddities, it seems to parcel District 18 into different districts with 21st as the dividing line. The City Paper has an overview of the dramatic proposed changes:
Many of the city’s 35 council districts would be renumbered and rearranged, among them District 6, which would shift from including parts of downtown to covering exclusively East Nashville. Downtown would be its own district (renumbered 13), while the Hillsboro-Belmont area would be split up so that Vanderbilt and Belmont universities no longer fall into the same district. The Berry Hill neighborhood would be its own district, while East Nashville would trade one of the most oddly shaped council districts — the 15th — for new boundaries splitting off its southwestern portion into a new District 14 that would stretch across the Cumberland River and into the area south of downtown.
Sean Braisted has put together a helpful spreadsheet of council candidates who would be shifted into other districts if the map holds. He also points out some of the map's interesting implications:
Brady Banks is now in the 28th district, where he would face Chris Harmon, Brock
Parks, Will Canterbury and Michael Poindexter. ...
Seanna Brandmeir was intended to run against Sharon Weiner in the 22nd to succeed Eric Crafton, but has been placed in a new 18th district with Bo Mitchell.
Nancy Van Reese of the 4th has been shoved into the 3rd district (Goodlettsville) along with Danny Turner. ...
The proposed changes will ultimately go to the Metro Planning Commission for approval, before going on to the council. The city's official website says that this is the first of several proposed redistricting maps, and others will be posted here over the next eight days. The public is encouraged to comment, and a list of public hearings can be found on the same page.