Though trends are somewhat different, residential construction returned to levels seen prior to the 2008 recession. Non-residential building had a strong year, too. 

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Knox County's senior population is expected to continue growing quickly as the last of the Baby Boomers enter their senior years. With this growth, the resources they need will experience greater demand, causing communities to consider new strategies to accommodate them. 

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Are you familiar with Planned Developments? This new zoning tool went into effect with the city's new zoning ordinance and an amendment to the county's and is already being utilized by developers in the community. 

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Both the Agenda Review (4/7) and Planning Commission (4/9) meetings will take place electronically in accordance with Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order Number 16.

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If you attend any of our local colleges or universities and you live outside of your family home, you hold the power to respond to the 2020 Census! Your families can’t count you as living in their households – you need to complete the Census as a resident of your at-school housing.

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Rezoning requests scheduled for the March County Commission meeting have been rescheduled for the Commission's April 27 meeting.

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Knoxville-Knox County Planning is looking for a creative and dedicated planner to join our team. This is a professional planning position in the Planning Services Division which administers subdivision regulations and processes applications for rezoning, use on review, subdivision and sector plan amendments for the City of Knoxville and Knox County. This division also studies community growth patterns and prepares plans that guide agency policies.

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In mid-March, homes across the country will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail.

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Edward T. McMahon, with the Urban Land Institute, is coming to Knoxville on March 19 to talk to local residents and officials about “The Dollars and Sense of Smarter Development.” – As Ed puts it, “the market is changing, so is the development paradigm.”

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The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is coming to town to share news about an upcoming study. They will be looking at a range of multimodal solutions along the corridors of interstates 40 and 81.

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