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.

Talk It Out

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

Next Steps

Knox County planning map

As Mayor Glenn Jacobs convenes a planning committee that hasn’t met in nearly two decades, Knox County starts to think about the future.

The Price of Access

ADA symbol Knox County

Knox County has identified $73 million in improvements needed to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It has a 40-year plan to address them.

A Veto in Every Pot

Recode Knoxville map

Proposed legislation would require consent from every property owner for zoning plans throughout Tennessee.

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.