Knoxville’s zoning ordinance hasn’t undergone a thorough review in half a century.
Recode Knoxville is our chance to adopt modern standards that will support continued development and redevelopment of the City in a manner that uses resources efficiently and builds a strong, sustainable, walkable community.Keep reading about the project
Comments should be submitted by November 16, 2018 to be addressed in the fourth draft of the City’s updated zoning ordinance. Any comments received after that will continue to be considered for later revisions. The fourth draft is anticipated in early December.
Knoxville is growing and will continue to do so. In the next few decades, we expect thousands of new residents to call our city home. The update of the city’s zoning ordinance will help prepare the community for that growth, striking a balance between protecting valued traits of existing neighborhoods and creating vibrant new communities to accommodate all residents.
The Planning Commission was originally scheduled to vote on Recode Knoxville at their regularly scheduled meeting on November 8, 2018. While it will still be on the agenda for discussion, staff will not recommend taking action. Instead, consideration will be delayed until December or later. Prior to the meeting on December 13, two day-long workshops will be scheduled for the Stakeholder Advisory Committee and workshops are being scheduled for City Council and the Planning Commission to enable in-depth discussion of specific topics.
Recode Knoxville sponsored public meetings and events