Stakeholder Advisory Committee Reconvenes

The Recode Knoxville Stakeholder Advisory Committee will reconvene to work through points of clarification requested by City Council. The group last met in January and will meet again for the first time since the adoption of the updated zoning code on September 25, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building. The committee will continue to meet on a regular basis for two years following the codification of the ordinance. Meetings will be held as needed to maintain a strong channel of communication between those on the committee serving as community representatives, Planning and City staff, and City Council.

For more information about the group, upcoming meetings, and a list of current and past members, visit the Stakeholder Advisory Committee page.

Ordinance and Map Passed on First Reading

After making an amendment to the text of Recode, Knoxville City Council once again voted to pass the ordinance on first reading at their July 30 meeting. In addition to approving the ordinance, they also voted to approve the accompanying zoning map on first reading. Both the ordinance and map are on the agenda for a second reading at the August 13 meeting.

Recode Passed on First Reading

The comprehensive update to Knoxville’s zoning ordinance was approved by City Council on first reading at their regularly scheduled meeting on July 16, 2019. Council made their way through a list of proposed changes that originated from previous meetings held in May. All changes can be viewed in the updated text of Draft 5. Council will meet again on July 30, at which time a second vote will be held.

Draft 5, Articles 1-9 Updated

Knoxville City Council considered Recode through Article nine at their May 14 meeting. The Articles posted on the Project Documents & Reports page show those changes in green. Council will continue working through the remainder of Draft 5 on their next special meeting on May 30. The meeting will be held at 3:00 pm in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building.

City Council Workshop Details

Knoxville City Council has confirmed details for a third workshop on Recode. It will be held on April 4, 2019 at 5:30 pm in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building. This workshop will focus on code administration and policy issues. There will also be an overview of public comments and questions received after notifications were sent to all property owners alerting them to the project.