Recode Goes to Council
The Knoxville-Knox County Planning Commission approves the comprehensive revision of the city’s zoning ordinance.
by scott barker • january 11, 2019
After 23 months, more than 80 public meetings and four drafts, Knoxville’s proposed overhaul of its zoning code is going to City Council for consideration.
The new code allows more density and mixed-use development.
The Knoxville-Knox County Planning Commission voted to recommend the proposed zoning code, developed under a process branded as Recode Knoxville, at its Thursday meeting.
“This is now in City Council’s hands,” Planning Commission Chairwoman Janice Tocher said.
Recode Knoxville is the first comprehensive revision to the city’s zoning ordinance in more than 50 years. Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and City Council asked the Planning Commission to modernize the code and a...
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