The first community meeting for the Recode Knoxville zoning code update is scheduled for May 18th at 6 p.m and this is an opportunity for the community to learn about the project and begin sharing their input.
The City of Knoxville and the Metropolitan Planning Commission have launched a new website for Recode Knoxville, the project to update the City’s zoning code. The Recode Knoxville website, which can be found at www.recodeknoxville.com, will host all information regarding the project.
After nearly 60 years, the City of Knoxville is updating its zoning ordinance.
A lot has changed since that time, which is remembered for the Market House fire in downtown, the expansion of UT, and the annexation of Fountain City, Bearden, West Hills, Norwood, and Gresham. The end result will be a modernized code that will help shape the city for the next 20-40 years.
The City of Knoxville has hired a consultant to assist the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) with the City’s zoning ordinance update. After releasing a Request for Proposals in June of 2016, a selection committee made up of City, MPC staff and MPC Commissioners selected Camiros, Ltd. from a pool of applicants. Camiros, a full-service planning, zoning, and urban design consultancy located in Chicago, Ill., visited Knoxville earlier this year to gather information and inform their work.
The Public Stakeholder Advisory Committee (the “Committee”) is an ad hoc, advisory committee comprised of community members appointed by Mayor Rogero and affirmed by City Council. The Committee is tasked with providing feedback during the comprehensive update of the City’s zoning ordinance.