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.

  • Commission members will connect remotely. We want to make sure everyone interested can access the meeting. If you are interested in watching the Planning Commission meeting, it will be available via CTV, and YouTube.
  • Comments on specific agenda items should be submitted no later than 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday before the meeting to Include the file number when commenting on a specific case.
  • If you are not an applicant and you are interested in speaking during the meeting about a specific agenda item, email us at no later than Wednesday at noon with your full name, phone number and the agenda item of interest.

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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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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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The Traffic Access and Impact Study Guidelines and Procedures have not been significantly changed in more than 20 years. Because of this, staff from Planning, City and County Engineering have clarified aspects and policies that were previously unclear. There are also procedures that were in practice but not addressed in the Guidelines that have now been formally incorporated.

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Anita Kramer of the Urban Land Institute was in town for a real estate trends and forecasting event. We joined her during some downtime to talk about Knoxville and emerging trends.

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The One Year Plan forms the legal basis for zoning decisions and is updated annually. This year's update gets underway in February, and three public meetings have been scheduled. 

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Planning was recently named a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists. Learn more about the designation, and make your next trip to see us by bike!

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Knoxville-Knox County Planning Executive Director Gerald Green announced his resignation earlier this week. Green has been in the position since 2015 and has brought major changes to the agency in that time.

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City Council approved a new zoning ordinance and map for the City of Knoxville in August 2019. Both the ordinance and the map went into effect on January 1, 2020. 

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