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Our latest Annual Report highlights the completion of several major studies, plans, and other projects. For more information on what was wrapped up, and what we're working on now, read the full report. 


11/30/2020
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The Hillside and Ridgetop Protection Plan was codified in the City of Knoxville as the Hillside Protection Overlay when the new zoning code went into effect on January 1, 2020. Now administered by Planning, the process requires a formal application and fee. 


11/9/2020
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You can use the new speaking request form in order to participate in the monthly Planning Commission meeting. You can also contact staff for help and submit comments on a case directly to the Planning Commission using online forms.


11/2/2020
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Let us know what you think about Knox County's Planned Residential (PR) zone! Because it is the most frequently requested zoning district in the county, we want to determine if changes are needed to things such as minimum development area, landscaping requirements, and submittal requirements. Help us determine what is working well and identify areas for future improvement by taking a short survey. The survey will be open through Wednesday, November 18.


10/22/2020
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Knoxville-Knox County Planning is looking for a creative and dedicated planner to join our team. This is an entry-level position in the Planning Services Division which administers development 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.


10/12/2020
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As a companion to the recently released technical report, staff completed a story map that presents the same information, but with interactive maps and in a format that is screen reader compatible.


9/30/2020
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Planning offices will be closed Monday, 9/7, in observance of Labor Day. Offices will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, 9/8, with regular business hours.


9/3/2020
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Chelsea Foster recently joined us as an AmeriCorps Member. Over the next year, she will manage bicycle and pedestrian counts and present information to area high school driver’s education classes and is looking forward to getting more involved in planning processes and community engagement. Help us welcome Chelsea!


9/2/2020
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The review process for the Infill Housing Overlay District has been changed, and all applications are now reviewed by the Design Review Board. This change gives Planning staff the flexibility to thoroughly discuss applications prior to the formal meeting. 


8/31/2020
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Over the past year, three staff members have earned advanced professional credentials. Help us congratulate Michelle Portier and Craig Luebke for passing their AICP exam, and Tarren Barrett for receiving her PE certification!
8/18/2020
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Terms on the Planning Commission typically last four years, but many commissioners serve more than once. We want to extend a special thanks to the individuals who dedicate countless hours to ensure we are preserving unique community characteristics while encouraging good, smart development. 


8/4/2020
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Both the Agenda Review (8/11) and Planning Commission (8/13) meetings will take place electronically in accordance with Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order Number 51.


7/31/2020
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As tax season approaches, you are likely thinking about the tax deadline and where to pay your property taxes. Your property address is probably the last thing on your mind.
7/29/2020
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