July brings the retirement of two of our finest - Tom Brechko and Gerald Green. Take a minute to read about their accomplishments and help us wish them well. 

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Knoxville and its updated zoning ordinance are featured in the latest edition of Zoning Practice, which explores recent trends in industrial zoning.

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Interested in exploring recent building permits in Knox County? We have a new tool that makes it easier than ever.

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Planning's Executive Director will give a presentation to Knox County Commission in June about local trends as the county continues to grow and change. He will also touch on some of the challenges that local residents and decision-makers will have to address in the coming years. Read on for more information and to see the presentation.

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In early April, the Planning Commission lost a valued member with the passing of Mac Goodwin. In his absence, we welcome Sandra Korbelik to the commission.

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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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