Planning Division

Does Knox County need a standalone planning commission? Some county commissioners think it would allow more orderly growth. Others aren’t so sure.

Farragut Rejects Growth Plan Changes

Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen

Citing concerns about traffic and ‘irresponsible development,’ the town board turns down an amendment pushed by County Mayor Glenn Jacobs.

Urban Vote on Rural Growth

By a razor-thin margin, City Council opted to ease restrictions on development in Knox County’s rural areas.

Room to Grow

Madeline Rogero and Glenn Jacobs

With support from county and city leaders, a proposal to reduce restrictions on rural development clears its first hurdle.

Growth, Smart and Otherwise

Growth Policy Committee

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

Directing Growth

Mayors at Growth Policy Plan meeting

Knox County, Knoxville and Farragut officials revisit the county’s growth plan, with an eye on development and its impact on infrastructure.

What’s the Plan?

Hardin Valley planning meeting

Knox County is preparing to embark on its most ambitious planning update in a generation. On the table: growth, density, infrastructure and rural preservation.

Density and Development

Realtors and home builders share their requests and concerns with state lawmakers for this year’s legislative session.

Plan Obsolescence

Growth Policy Plan

Knox County Commission wants out of its state-mandated growth plan. But what would come next?