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A new zoning district will provide owners of rural property a means of ensuring preservation of farms, open space, and the scenic value that rural land can provide.


12/12/2017
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Active Knox, a collaborative of organizations promoting a built environment that encourages active living and transportation choices, recently held a series of events with guest speaker Jeff Randolph. Each event addressed a different audience, focusing on how to support the creation of mixed-use developments at all scales and price points.


11/30/2017
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The University of Tennessee’s Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research recently released new projections of Tennessee’s population through 2070. A 40 percent statewide gain is expected over the next 50 years, with more diversity and an aging population expected.


11/15/2017
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Can your organization or firm assist with Recode Knoxville? We’re soliciting help in a new RFP related to the project.


11/15/2017
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2017 marks a major milestone for many of our employees. Join us in congratulating and thanking them for their service to MPC and the community.


11/8/2017
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Active Knox is bringing developer Jeff Randolph to Knoxville to discuss how the public can support the creation of successful mixed-use developments at all scales and price points.

He will speak at a free public event on Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. at Bearden High School. More information about the event and speaker is available in the flyer below. Please share this invitation with others who may be interested!

Check out the flyer RSVP requested

Randolph will also present before the Recode Knoxville Stakeholder Advisory Committee at 10 a.m. Nov. 15 in the Small Assembly Room at the City County Building. This meeting is open to the public and no RSVP is needed.


11/3/2017
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The American Planning Association recently recognized Knoxville’s Market Square as one of 15 Great Places in America. The list recognizes streets, neighborhoods and spaces that enrich communities, encourage economic growth and inspire others around the country.


11/2/2017
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In an effort to make it easier to do business with MPC, we now accept payment via credit card, including Visa, Mastercard and Discover Card, as well debit cards. Most applications and payments are made in person at the City County Building, 400 Main St., Suite 403, Knoxville, TN 37902.


11/2/2017
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Notice to consultant engineers regarding a request for qualifications and letters of interest.
The Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC), an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer, invites firms to submit qualifications for consulting services to perform a transportation corridor study for the portion of Chapman Highway (US-441/SR- 71) within the City of Knoxville, TN.

Letters of Interest are due to MPC on or before 3:30 p.m. EST on Monday, November 13, 2017.

Download the RFQ


10/30/2017
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A new, interactive map created by MPC/TPO staff shows the factors that contribute to crashes and location trends across the region. Over 1400 crashes from seven area law enforcement agencies are included.


10/26/2017
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MPC’s Sidewalk Subcommittee has concluded its work to draft a walkability policy. The City of Knoxville is moving forward with an ordinance and Knox County will continue to study the matter.


10/24/2017
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MPC adopted the Draft Minimum Subdivision Regulations at their regularly scheduled meeting on October 12, 2017. The updated regulations are effective February 1, 2018. Workshops for surveyors, engineers and other in the development community will be scheduled to help facilitate the transition to the new regulations.


10/20/2017
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New design guidelines for the Edgewood-Park City H-1 District were approved by the Historic Zoning Commission in September and by MPC in October, 2017. The design guidelines and rezoning proposal will be forwarded to City Council final consideration in November, 2017.


10/20/2017
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The John Sevier Scenic Highway Corridor Stakeholder Committee met for the first time in September. A summary of the meeting and information about their next meeting can be found here.


10/12/2017
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