In March 2016, Knoxville City Council requested that the Planning Commission consider an expansion of Edgewood-Park City H-1 overlay to include areas within Park City National Register Historic District.
The Edgewood-Park City neighborhood is located a mile and half east of Downtown Knoxville, just north of Magnolia Dr. The neighborhood's roots are tied to streetcar expansion down Magnolia and Washington Avenues in 1890s. Today the neighborhood is an eclectic combination of Queen Ann cottages, Craftsman Bungalows, and post-World War II dwellings representing 50 years of housing styles.
Since City Council rules require action on an agenda item within 120 days, no action can be taken on the H-1 expansion and revised design guidelines at Council's May 22nd meeting.
Further consideration of the H-1 expansion or revised design guidelines will require a new proposal and recommendations from HZC and the Planning Commission before City Council would hear the item again.
By operation of the zoning code, the property within the proposed expansion is currently subject to a 180-day moratorium on the issuance of demolition permits. By Ordinance O-236-2017, the Knoxville City Council voted to enact an additional 150-day moratorium on the issuance of demolition permits within the proposed overlay expansion area; this moratorium extends the prohibition on the issuance of demolition permits in the proposed expansion area until July 1, 2018.
The existing Edgewood/Park City H-1 is shown in pink and the proposed expansion area is show in orange. Toggle the legend at the top, right hand corner of the map to learn more.
Each dot on the map shows the location of a residential building and the color represents the housing style. Toggle the legend at the top, right hand corner of the map to learn more.
Each structure in the expansion area has been identified for its contribution to the historic character of the proposed district expansion. Toggle the legend at the top, right hand corner of the map to learn more.
The combined population of the existing H-1 area and the proposed H-1 expansion area held steady from 1990-2010 at around 2100 people. Population fell by 376 people over the next decade.
Since 1990, the racial makeup of the Edgewood-Park City community has seen only modest fluctuations, both within the existing H-1 area and the proposed expansion area.
The rate of homeownership within the existing H-1 area rose slightly between 1990-2010, increasing from 38% to 44%. In 2010, homeownership rates were similar for the existing H-1 and proposed expansion areas.
Since 1990, housing vacancy rates have climbed in both the existing and proposed H-1 areas. In 2010, one in five housing units were vacant in the existing H-1 area. One in four housing units were vacant in the proposed H-1 expansion area. Both rising vacancy and declining household size contributed to population declines in the neighborhood from 2000 to 2010.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census of Population and Housing, 1990, 2000, 2010