The 2018 Development Activity Report shows that Knox County's residential building was strong and that non-residential building had significant gains. Growth in the Northwest and Southwest County Sectors were ahead of the rest, showing a continued interest in these areas.

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Planning staff recently collected resources and information related to land use, transportation, and community facilities for Knox County on a single webpage. This page will act as a one-stop-shop for residents and local officials interested in growth information in Knox County.   

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Schaad Road and a portion of Lovell Road east of Pellissippi Parkway will soon be under construction for a roadway improvement project. Once complete, the corridor will connect Kingston Pike at Lovell Road to I-75 at Callahan Drive, increasing connectivity in the area. The project is split into three separate phases. For details on each, including scope, improvements, costs, timelines, and a corridor video, visit the project overview.  
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A second community meeting for the Hardin Valley Mobility Study was held on April 10. This meeting built on previous input to create three scenarios for future development. Staff asked for feedback on these and on specific transportation projects. 

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There’s no shortage of construction activity underway in Knox County right now. Apartments, commercial buildings, retail spaces, and other projects continue to pop up. Knoxville-Knox County Planning has launched a new web application, called Groundbreakers, that provides a mapped inventory of these major developments.

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Savannah Robertson joined Knoxville-Knox County Planning as the Smart Trips Program Coordinator in February. She is already busy handling day-to-day operations, attending events throughout the area, supporting employers and implementing new programs. Help us welcome her!

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Knoxville-Knox County Planning is looking for a dedicated planner to lead the agency's historic preservation program. The position will also administer local infill housing guidelines, review development applications, prepare long-range plans, and provide customer service. 

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The workshop that was scheduled for March 28 has been rescheduled for April 17, 2019 from 8:30 - 10:00 am.

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Knoxville City Council will hold a workshop about Recode on April 4 before considering the updated ordinance for a vote. For your comments to be considered by Council at this workshop, please submit them by March 15, 2019

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The next Hardin Valley Community Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 between 5:30 PM and 8:00 PM at Hardin Valley Academy. 
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The first community meeting for the Hardin Valley Mobility Study was held in January. Participants were asked to rank a list of priorities for the overall area. They were also asked to prioritize types of improvements at specific locations. In addition to the data gathered at this meeting, two surveys were available online earlier this year. One focused on traffic and safety, while the other looked at land use and development. This input will continue to inform project recommendations.

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