The City's Charter mandates the annual adoption of a one year comprehensive development plan covering the entire city and requires future zoning decisions in the city conform to the community's comprehensive development plans.
Knoxville-Knox County Planning Commission and the City Council use the OYP to evaluate individual rezoning requests. Every parcel of land in Knoxville has been assigned a OYP land-use classification. Each classification contains an acceptable range of zones.
The One Year Plan will be considered by the Planning Commission on March 14, 2019. Their recommendation will be forwarded to City Council for April hearings.