Getting There From Here

Knox County road construction

Knox County embarks on a first-ever comprehensive transportation plan, hoping to match infrastructure to expected growth. It won’t be easy.

Crash Course

TPO crash map

A new map of severe traffic accidents helps planners and engineers identify the region’s most dangerous roads.

Best-Laid Plans

Commissioners John Schoonmaker, Larsen Jay and Terry Hill

As Knox County prepares to update its vision for the future, officials confront the difficulty of keeping up with changing conditions.

Looking Ahead Again

Image from 2033 General Plan

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Contested Development

A controversial Tooles Bend plan is rebuffed by a second court ruling, on the basis of a sewage plant that developers say they don’t intend to build.

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.