Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendments

MPC staff develop zoning ordinance amendments in conjunction with the City of Knoxville and Knox County departments. The consideration and ultimate adoption of an amendment includes a hearing by the Metropolitan Planning Commission and final approval by the City Council or Commission.

City of Knoxville

City of Knoxville Zoning Ordinance Update

MPC is undertaking a complete review and update to the City's zoning ordinance.

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    Active Amendments

    City Parking Ordinance

    Edgewood-Park City Historic District Expansion

    Residential use on review in C-3 Commercial Zoning District

    Short Term Rentals

    Structure Size Standards in the Neighborhood Commercial Zone

      Recent Amendments

      Auction Houses (Approved)

      Bearden Area Mixed Use (Tabled)

      Climate controlled, self-storage facilities in the O-1 District (Approved)

      South Waterfront Form Base Code Updates (Approved)

        Additional Amendments

        • Alternative Financial Services (Ordinance O-116-2016 adopted by City Council 7/19/2016)
        • Craft Bakeries (Ordinance O-7-2016 adopted by City Council, 1/5/2016)
        • Demolition Delay (Ordinance O-75-2015 adopted by City Council, 5/26/2015)
        • Directory Signage (Ordinance O-200-2015 adopted by City Council, 10/27/2015)
        • Pet Services (Ordinance O-219-2015 adopted by City Council on 11/24/2015)
        • Sign Ordinance Amendments (Ordinance O-127-2015 adopted by City Council 7/21/2015)
        • Urban Agriculture (Ordinance 0-126-2015 adopted by City Council on 7/21/2015)

        Knox County

        Active Amendments

        Indoor/Outdoor Paintball Range Standards

        Neighborhood Commercial Self-Storage

        Rural Preservation

        Rural Retreats

        Supportive Housing

          Additional Amendments

          • Off-street Parking Amendments: Lot Layout, Construction, and Maintenance (Ordinance O-15-5-101 adopted by Knox County Commission 5/26/2015)