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South City Sector Plan Update

July 20, 2011 | More News

Tennessee River in downtown Knoxville

MPC staff has drafted an update to the South City Sector Plan and has scheduled an open house to share the document with the public:

Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue

Open house style meeting (drop by at your convenience).

Adoption of this plan will update the previous version that was created in 2001. The plan consolidates recommendations from the Urban Wilderness Corridor initiative, the Knoxville-Knox County Parks, Recreation and Greenways Plan, the Knoxville Street Tree Master Plan, the South Waterfront Vision Plan, the Vestal Site Improvement Plan, and the Chapman Highway Corridor Study. It also offers several new mixed land use districts.

This sector plan is the first to include a green infrastructure element, outlining recommendations for connecting the trail system, parks, and schools and for protecting forested ridge lines. Several implementation strategies are outlined:

The land use pattern remains primarily the same, with the addition of seven new mixed use special districts. These districts are areas within which there may be a variety of land uses developed, and they often have their own specific community facilities and transportation recommendations. These districts include:

The first step in the adoption process will be consideration by the Planning Commission at its August 11 meeting. The plan will be available for review at Lawson McGhee library in downtown Knoxville, and it can be viewed online.

Posted 07-21-2011, written by Mike Carberry