Best and Highest Use?

Toole property on Gov. John Sevier Highway

A rezoning dispute finds County Commission wrestling with whether and how to allow commercial development of agricultural land.

Green Acres

Steve Maddox at Grassy Creek

Grassy Creek may be that rare thing — a large greenfield development in West Knox County that everybody’s happy with.

Plan Obsolescence

Should development plans have an expiration date? Planning Director Gerald Green thinks so.

Growth, Smart and Otherwise

Growth Policy Committee

Representatives of residential groups call for better planning in the fast-growing, unincorporated areas of Knox County.

Mapping Gentrification

Displacement and concentration of poverty map

A new report shows where investment has displaced low-income residents. In Knoxville, it’s not always where you’d think.

Gaps on Gay Street

Gay St 200 block

Surface parking lots along downtown Knoxville’s premier commercial corridor are prime spots for infill development.

Talk It Out

The Planning Commission uses a local subdivision controversy to send a message: Developers should engage neighbors.

Funding Affordable Housing

City Council will consider subsidizing low-income apartments at two Knoxville affordable housing projects.

Bearden Rising

Madewell store in Bearden

With another high-profile boutique opening, West Knoxville’s long-redeveloping district moves closer to an urban rebirth.