Election Issues: Land Use

As early voting begins, City Council candidates discuss their approaches to rezoning decisions and redevelopment priorities.

Subdivision Revisited

Karns subdivision

Just months after denying a planned subdivision in Karns, County Commission reverses course — with the promise of a common area to restrict traffic.

Beer Garden Plans Proceed

Despite objections, planning commissioners opt to rezone property for a neighborhood pub in Southwest Knox County.

Mall Rezoning Moves Ahead

With a boost from the city, the proposal to transform the former East Towne Mall site into a distribution center cleared its first hurdle.

From Shopping to Shipping

The shell of the former East Towne Mall would be replaced by a retail distribution center operated by an unnamed company.

Planned Parenthood Prevails

Council votes unanimously to grant a zoning variance that allows the organization to expand its East Knoxville clinic.

Recode Goes the Distance

Recode map

Council passes the comprehensive and sometimes controversial overhaul of Knoxville’s zoning code.

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.

Slow Going on Recode

After a marathon meeting, City Council members are only halfway through their review of Knoxville’s proposed zoning revision.

Pulling In the Reins on Recode

Recode Knoxville map

A solid majority of Council members wants to postpone next week’s scheduled vote on the city’s proposed zoning overhaul.