Charting a Course

Gerald Green

On his way out, Knox County’s planning director urges a more comprehensive look at the needs of the future.

At a Crossroads

Gibbs map

Knox County says it wants to do a better job of providing infrastructure for new development. Growth in the Gibbs community shows hard that is.

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.

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.

Finding Focus

In a rare gathering, Knox County commissioners identify priorities for the future: road networks, targeted development and updated planning.

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.

Vision Quest

Crowded schools and jails, inadequate roads and sidewalks. Lamenting a lack of planning and priorities, Knox County Commissioners plan to set some.