Survey results are now available and additional comments submitted by survey respondents are listed at the bottom of this page.
Knoxville area residents, workers and business owners jumped at the chance to weigh in on the City’s zoning ordinance update. A recent survey addressed a variety of issues and topics across the City, related to neighborhoods, commercial areas, transportation and sustainability. The survey was open from June 19 – July 12, 2017 and received 1,638 responses.View the Survey Responses (PDF)
In addition to the survey responses, 140 people took a few extra minutes to provide detailed comments about the update. The survey results and comments will be used to inform the project.
“The preferences of residents, property owners, and business owners will help appropriately shape the city and enhance our sense of place for the next 20-40 years,” said Gerald Green, Executive Director of the MPC.
We appreciate your participation so far! We encourage you to stay involved with the zoning ordinance update by sharing with us your ideas about Knoxville’s future. We are happy to talk to any group or organization about the zoning ordinance and why it’s important. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Responses by Neighborhood
Responses by Zip Code
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June 21, 2017
June 20, 2017
July 9, 2017
There is nothing in the survey about truly affordable housing, or about preventing the duplication of downtown redevelopment efforts into the Magnolia corridor, which would price many residents out of the area. Mixed use is great, but maybe not if it means a Starbucks below and pricey condos above.
Although I feel there should be more landscaping requirements and architectural guidelines, I think they should not be a burden on an individual homeowner such as myself. We need creative solutions which take the needs of the elderly, low income and disabled into consideration., with much more input from these residents. Local homeowners and very small business owners need affordable programs to help repair and enhance their properties.
When it comes to improving neighborhoods, let's not forget the mostly unattractive buildings for seniors, low income such as Love Towers. If real estate developers want to profit in our city, they should be wiling to contribute to the welfare of all its residents, not just the wealthier elements.
Gentrification needs to be addressed in an open, transparent way and more options developed for lower income citizens to purchase their own homes or perhaps have cooperatively owned apartments.
June 21, 2017
June 21, 2017
Codes & Standards
Thanks for requesting input!