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Did you know that incomes in Knox County rose only 2.3% from 2005 to 2015, while home prices increased 9.8% and rents climbed 15.5%? And that there is a shortage of affordable housing across several income groups?


4/5/2017
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On April 13 at their monthly meeting, the Metropolitan Planning Commission recommended that City Council approve a climate-controlled, self-storage facility in an office, medical, and related services (O-1) zoning district.


4/18/2017
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After nearly 60 years, the City of Knoxville is updating its zoning ordinance. A lot has changed since that time, which is remembered for the Market House fire in downtown, the expansion of UT, and the annexation of Fountain City, Bearden, West Hills, Norwood, and Gresham.


4/5/2017
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We’d like to take a minute to brag on our staff! Half of the MPC team have spent a decade or more with the agency, and 2017 marks milestones for some. We want to share their stories and thank them for their service to MPC and the community.


4/4/2017
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On April 13, the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) will consider an amendment to the indoor and outdoor paintball ranges regulations of the Knox County Zoning Ordinance.The regulations were first adopted in 2000 and since then a similar sport, airsoft, has gained popularity.

 


3/28/2017
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The Sidewalk Committee is working to establish clear standards for sidewalk construction. Once the policy is completed, it will be incorporated into the Minimum Subdivision Regulations Update.


3/13/2017
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Placemaking is when unused public spaces are transformed by ordinary citizens to improve the community’s health, happiness, and well-being. This concept focuses on creating people-centered projects that are lighter, quicker, and cheaper.


3/13/2017
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The document, which outlines strategies to help preserve the character and assets that define East Knox County, is now available for your review and comments.


3/6/2017
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The City of Knoxville's Office of Neighborhoods and the Neighborhood Advisory Council will hold the biennial Neighborhood Conference on March 11, 2017 at the Knoxville Convention Center.


3/3/2017
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Andrea Kupfer joined the Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission as a GIS operator at the end of November. She comes to MPC after working in planning and GIS as the Community Development Specialist for the City of Oak Ridge. She was also previously employed with the City of Knoxville where she provided GIS analysis and administrative support to the Knoxville Fire Department.


2/27/2017
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At a recent public meeting, residents of Hardin Valley were provided a map and asked to sketch the extent of their “community.” This is how it turned out.


2/24/2017
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MPC sponsored a community open house on February 17th at the O’Connor Senior Center. The event gave property owners in the proposed expansion area of the Edgewood-Park City Historic District H-1 Overlay an opportunity to receive information and give input.


2/24/2017
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