MPC News

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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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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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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New design guidelines for the Edgewood-Park City H-1 District were approved by the HZC in September. That document, and their recommendation to expand the existing historic zoning in the area, are headed to MPC in October 2017.


9/26/2017
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At their Aug. 17 meeting, the Historic Zoning Commission (HZC) recommended the proposed H-1 expansion for Edgewood-Park City. The decision was based on the area's historic and architectural significance. However, HZC postponed a vote on their recommendation on the design guidelines updates that will apply to the existing district as well as the expansion area. That vote will occur at their Sept. 21 meeting. The proposal for the expansion of the H-1 zoning district along with the design guidelines updates will then be reviewed by the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) on Oct.12 at 1:30. After MPC's decision, it will be reviewed by City Council. 


9/1/2017
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TDOT's change of traffic count locations will allow a private contractor to add new stations. You can find information on each station, present and discontinued, on TPO's traffic count page and KGIS maps. 


8/16/2017
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Staff from the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) recently completed a draft cell tower ordinance for the City of Knoxville and Knox County. The last update to the cell tower ordinance was in 2001, when people were only using cell phones for phone calls on a 2G (second generation) system.


7/18/2017
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Approximately 60 people attended a Design Guidelines Workshop co-sponsored by MPC and Knox Heritage at Cansler YMCA on July 29th. A summary of questions from meeting participants and responses from MPC staff is now available.


7/11/2017
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Knox County is proposing to make improvements to Canton Hollow Road from Kingston Pike to Trent Lane. The proposed project will provide widened travel lanes, a left turn lane at Woody Drive, sidewalks, a multi-use path, and curb and gutter drainage for the length of the 1.7 mile project area. There will be a public meeting to discuss these improvements from 5-7:00 p.m. on July 18, 2017. The meeting will be held at Farragut High School Commons Area, 11237 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, 37934. Read the full notice


7/11/2017
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Residential uses are currently prohibited in most of the City’s commercial districts, but the proposed amendment identifies multi-dwelling structures as a use permitted on review. The amendment would allow dwelling units in the C-3 zoning district, either as a separate structure or as part of a mixed use development.


6/30/2017
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Smart Trips was recently awarded one of eleven 2017 Governor's Environmental Stewardship Awards after a panel of 22 professionals representing conservation fields and academia judged more than 89 nominations.


6/29/2017
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We need a few minutes of your time and your thoughts on the direction of Knoxville’s updated zoning code.


6/19/2017
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