State of Historic Preservation in the City of Knoxville Annual Report 2017
The City’s Charter, as amended in 2002, requires that an annual report on the state of historic preservation within the City of Knoxville be reviewed by the Metropolitan Planning Commission and presented to the City Mayor.
This purpose of this report is to convey the current state of historic preservation efforts and activities within the city and to report wins as well as losses. The topics covered include initiatives in historic preservation, recommendations for implementation of preservation initiatives, and Historic Zoning Commission activity.
Historic Zoning Commission Implements New Procedure:
Pre-application Review for Complex Projects
The HZC has approved a new procedure for the review of larger or more complex projects such as new construction and certain accessory structures, called a pre-application review. The purpose of the required pre-application review is to provide helpful feedback to the applicant early in the design process with the goal of more efficiently achieving plans that meet design guidelines. There is no fee for the required pre-application review.
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Preservation of Mid-Century Modern: Letter to the Editor
Many people believe preservation is only about the distant past, but that is not the case. Preservation is also about the future, and for that reason, preservationists must do their best to predict the future in order to protect the places people will value decades or centuries from now.
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