City of Knoxville Zoning Ordinance Update

Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero requested that MPC conduct a complete review and update of the City's zoning ordinance. Knoxville City acted in early 2016 to provide the funding to conduct that task.

This process is expected to take about 24 months and a consultant will be hired to assist in the update.

Recode Knoxville

You can learn more about the City's project to update the zoning ordinance at the project website:

Recode Knoxville is our chance to adopt modern standards that will support continued development and redevelopment of the City in a manner that uses resources efficiently and builds a strong, sustainable, walkable community.


Request for Proposals

To provide the comprehensive update the City has requested, MPC will hire and direct a consultant to complete the review.

On June 29, 2016, the City of Knoxville issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to start its update of the decades-old zoning ordinance, as requested by City leaders. The RFP sought proposals for the comprehensive update of the City's zoning code, asking applicants to identify their approach to the project and the estimated cost. The deadline for submittals was July 22, 2016.

Camiros, Ltd. was selected to assist with the update. Camiros is a full-service planning, zoning and urban design consultancy located in Chicago, IL.

RFP Related Documents

Contact Us

For more information about the project, contact Gerald Green, MPC Executive Director
Email:  Gerald Green at
Call:  (865) 215-2500