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.

Knox County

Active Amendments

Agricultural Preservation (AP)

Wireless Communication Facilities

    Recent Amendments

    Indoor/Outdoor Paintball Range Standards (Approved)

    Neighborhood Commercial Self-Storage (Approved)

    Rural Retreats (Approved)

    Supportive Housing (Approved)

      Additional Amendments

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

      City of Knoxville

      City of Knoxville Zoning Ordinance Update

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

      Learn more. Follow the process.

        Active Amendments

        Edgewood-Park City Historic District Expansion

        Short Term Rentals

        Wireless Communication Facilities

          Recent Amendments

          Bearden Area Mixed Use (Tabled at MPC)

          City Parking Ordinance (Approved)

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

          Residential use on review in C-3 Commercial Zoning District (Approved)

          Structure Size Standards in the C-1 Neighborhood Commercial Zone (Denied)

            Additional Amendments

            • Alternative Financial Services (Ordinance O-116-2016 adopted by City Council 7/19/2016)
            • Auction Houses (Ordinance O-43-2017 adopted by City Council 3/28/2017)
            • 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)
            • South Waterfront Form Base Code Updates (Approved) (Ordinance O-16-2017 adopted by City Council on 2/28/2017)
            • Urban Agriculture (Ordinance O-126-2015 adopted by City Council on 7/21/2015)