Date: November 15, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Small Assembly Room, County Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN 37922
A Recode Knoxville Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting was held on November 15, 2017 in the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building. Committee members gathered to hear a guest speaker present on mixed-use developments and then commented on the Recode Knoxville Technical Report. There were 36 community members in the audience.
Jeff Randolph, the guest speaker brought in by Active Knox, is president of The Randolph Group (TRG), a land development company based in Greenville, SC that specializes in residential, urban infill and mixed-used communities. He spoke about the importance of the group’s community development values, which include promoting vibrant neighborhoods, imaginative places, a sustainable impact, and community connections. He also stressed that Knoxville should grow organically and make decisions that are right for the city without trying to mimic another place.
While speaking specifically about mixed-use development, he stressed several points to remember as the Recode Knoxville update continues:
- Empty nesters, millennials, and families are the groups seeking out this type of development;
- People are enticed by amenities, including sidewalks, daycare centers, parks, shopping, and dog parks;
- Flexibility is extremely important for the updated code; and
- Developers, regulators, and the community must be brought to the table together to ensure that all voices are heard.
Randolph’s presentation will be available soon, and a recording of the Recode Knoxville Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting is available from CTV below.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
January 17, 2018 – Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting – 10 a.m., City County Building, Small Assembly Room
*All Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meetings are open to the public.
MPC and City staff members will discuss Recode Knoxville on WUOT’s Dialogue on December 6.
If your group or organization is interested in the Recode Knoxville project and would like a staff member to speak at a meeting or gathering, please contact Gerald Green at 865-215-3758 or email@example.com.
The Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission is soliciting proposals for assistance in engaging under-represented sectors of the Knoxville community in the Recode Knoxville project. You can view the RFP for more information.