Land Use Classifications

City of Knoxville

Single-Family Residential Neighborhood (RN-2)

The RN-2 Single-Family Residential Neighborhood Zoning District is intended to accommodate low density single- family residential development on relatively small lots with smaller setbacks within the City of Knoxville. Two-family dwellings may also be allowed by special use approval. Limited nonresidential uses that are compatible with the character of the district may also be permitted.

City Zoning Districts
County Zoning Districts
Code
Classification
Description
Location Criteria
Recommended Zoning
By Growth Plan Area
City
County
One Year Plan Permitted Zones
City
LDR

Low Density Residential
LDR

This type of land use is primarily residential in character at densities of less than six (6) dwelling units per acre (city) and less than five (5) dwelling units per acre (county). Conventional post-1950 residential development (i.e. large-lot, low-density subdivisions) and attached condominiums are typical.
Location Criteria
  • Land served by water and sewer utilities and by collector roads
  • Slopes less than 25 percent
Recommended City Zoning
AG, RN-1, EN, RN-2
Recommended County Zoning By Growth Plan Area
Rural Area: N/A

Planned Growth Boundary (PGB): RA, RAE, A, RB, PR less than 5 du/ ac

Urban Growth Boundary (UGB): RA, RAE, A, RB, PR less than 5 du/ ac
One Year Plan Permitted City Zones
AG, RN-1, EN, RN-2
TDR

Traditional Neighborhood Development
TDR

This land use is primarily residential and is characterized by neighborhoods where a mix of detached and attached houses, sidewalks, smaller lots and alleys have typically been or are to be created.
Location Criteria
  • Neighborhoods where lots are typically less than 50 feet wide, and usually have sidewalks and alleys. This area isessentially the 19th and early 20th century grid street neighborhoods of Knoxville.
  • Urban Growth Area or Planned Growth Areas where neighborhood orcommunity mixed use development is identified (see Mixed Use and Special Districts section)
Recommended City Zoning
RN-1, RN-2, RN-3, RN-4
Recommended County Zoning By Growth Plan Area
Rural Area: N/A

Planned GrowthBoundary (PGB): RA, RB, PR (with conditions for sidewalks, common opens spaces and alleys)

Urban Growth Boundary (UGB): RA, RB, PR (with conditions for sidewalks, common opens spaces and alleys)
One Year Plan Permitted City Zones
RN-1, RN-2, RN-3, RN-4