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MPC Thanks Outgoing Commissioners and Welcomes New Appointments

MPC would like to thank our outgoing Commissioners, former Vice Mayor Jack Sharp, Bart Carey, and Michael Kane, for their service to the agency and the entire community.

(L to R): Jack Sharp, Bart Carey, and Michael Kane

We're grateful for the unique insight and perspective each brought to the table, and for their extended commitment to MPC as we transitioned to a new Executive Director, Gerald Green. We would also like to welcome Mayor Rogero's new appointments, Gayle Bustin, Patrick Phillips, and Charles Thomas, as they begin their terms as Commissioners. 

The Planning Commission is an advisory board made up of 15 citizens, seven of which are appointed by the City Mayor and eight by the County Mayor. They come from a variety of backgrounds and represent a broad spectrum of community interests and concerns. They volunteer their time, serving staggered four-year terms.

Second Open Streets a Success!

Central Street was packed with happy, active bodies as the space transformed into a pop-up park for the second semi-annual Open Streets Knoxville event. Hosted by Bike Walk Knoxville, with support from the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization and the City of Knoxville, Open Streets Knoxville provides space for people to walk, bike, stroll, skate and dance without the congestion of vehicle traffic.Read on, friend.

Knoxville Awarded Grant for Healthy Living Initiatives

Knoxville has been named by the Reinvestment Fund and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as one of 50 Invest Health cities! A $60,000 grant was received, and access to additional resources will be available to the team heading up this project. The goal is to incorporate healthy living into community development and help low-income neighborhoods thrive by focusing on transportation and housing issues. Find out more about what this means for Knoxville.

Bearden Area Slated for Mixed Use Zoning

On Tuesday, May 3, staff from the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) will host a public meeting to present the general concepts of a newly proposed Mixed Use District zone for the Bearden Village area. Click for more details.

Knoxville Food Hub Report Released

The sight of blossoming young plants this time of year reminds us that fresh local produce soon will be sprouting up in roadside stands, at farmers markets, and in our own backyards.

The local food economy has been growing in East Tennessee for the last several years, and many restaurants and grocery stores carry food produced right here in our region. Keep reading.

Southwest County Sector Plan
Update Kicks Off

We want to hear from you! Community meetings are scheduled, and an online survey is available to share your thoughts on the future of the Southwest Sector.. Get involved now!

Mobility Plan Update Underway!

The Mobility Plan 2040 is currently being updated, and we want you involved.

Visit the Mobility Plan 2040 website to voice your input and stay up-to-date throughout the process. You can also browse the current plan (adopted in 2013) here.


Other MPC News and Happenings

MPC Meeting Video Archive

Miss the last MPC meeting? Video streaming for MPC meetings from January 2010 to the present are now available. Instantly access hundreds of hours of meeting footage in our new video archive.
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