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

    Edgewood-Park City Historic District Expansion

      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)

      Short Term Rentals (Approved)

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

      Wireless Communication Facilities (Approved)

        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 2/28/2017)
        • Urban Agriculture (Ordinance O-126-2015 adopted by City Council 7/21/2015)

        Knox County

        Active Amendments

        Rural Preservation (RP)

          Recent Amendments

          Indoor/Outdoor Paintball Range Standards (Approved)

          Neighborhood Commercial Self-Storage (Approved)

          Rural Retreats (Approved)

          Supportive Housing (Approved)

          Wireless Communication Facilities (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)