Land Use Classifications

Knox County

Industrial (I)

This zone provides areas in which the principal use of land is for manufacturing, assembling, fabrication and for warehousing and other uses which have heavy impacts and adverse effects on surrounding property. These uses do not depend primarily on frequent personal visits of customers or clients, but usually require good accessibility to major rail, air, or street transportation routes. Such uses are not properly associated with, nor compatible with residential, institutional and retail commercial uses.

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
HI

Heavy Industrial
HI

Typically older industrial areas used for the heavy manufacturing and assembling of goods. Heavy industrial uses include processes used in the production of steel, automobiles, chemicals, cement, and animal by- products and are viewed as clearly not compatible with areas designated for residential, institutional, office and retail uses.

Quarry operations and asphalt plants are a particular form of heavy industrial, generally located in rural areas. Substantial landscaped buffers are expected between uses of lesser intensity, particularly residential, office and agricultural uses.
Location Criteria
  • Existing industrial areas
  • Within one mile of an interstate interchange with access via standard major collector or arterial streets
Recommended City Zoning
I-H, I-G
Recommended County Zoning By Growth Plan Area
Rural Area: N/A

Planned Growth Boundary (PGB): LI, I, PC, CB, EC

Urban Growth Boundary (UGB): LI, I, PC, CB, EC
One Year Plan Permitted City Zones
I-H, I-G
HIM

Mining
HIM

Typically older industrial areas used for the heavy manufacturing and assembling of goods. Heavy industrial uses include processes used in the production of steel, automobiles, chemicals, cement, and animal by- products and are viewed as clearly not compatible with areas designated for residential, institutional, office and retail uses.

Quarry operations and asphalt plants are a particular form of heavy industrial, generally located in rural areas. Substantial landscaped buffers are expected between uses of lesser intensity, particularly residential, office and agricultural uses.
Location Criteria
  • Existing industrial areas
  • Within one mile of an interstate interchange with access via standard major collector or arterial streets
Recommended City Zoning
I-H
Recommended County Zoning By Growth Plan Area
Rural Area: A

Planned Growth Boundary (PGB): I (with buffering and other conditions to protect neighboring property owners)

Urban Growth Boundary (UGB): I (with buffering and other conditions to protect neighboring property owners)
One Year Plan Permitted City Zones
I-H
LI

Light Industrial
LI

Typically older industrial areas used for the light manufacturing, assembling, warehousing and distribution of goods. Light industrial uses include such manufacturing as assembly of electronic goods and packaging of beverage or food products.

Substantial landscaped buffers are expected between uses of lesser intensity, particularly residential, office and agricultural uses.
Location Criteria
  • Existing industrial areas
  • Within one mile of an interstate interchange with access via standard major collector or arterial streets
Recommended City Zoning
I-MU, I-RD, I-G
Recommended County Zoning By Growth Plan Area
Rural Area: N/A

Planned Growth Boundary (PGB): LI, I, PC, CB, EC

Urban Growth Boundary (UGB): LI, I, PC, CB, EC
One Year Plan Permitted City Zones
I-MU, I-RD, I-G