Project reports and other documents related to Recode Knoxville will be posted here.

Throughout the update process, we’ll be updating this page. Be sure to check back frequently.

Zoning 101

MPC is working with the Urban LeagueSEEED and Centro Hispano to help gather input from traditionally underrepresented sectors of the city.

Part of that outreach is a Zoning 101 document, designed to explain how zoning affects residents and businesses. This document is available below in both English and Spanish.

Download the flyer below

English Español

Residential Districts Comparison Table

How do proposed residential districts compare to existing districts?

One of the three primary goals of Recode Knoxville is to protect things uniquely Knoxville. Our neighborhoods are key to the strength of our community, and we want to protect these areas in order to maintain that vitality.

District Comparison Table (10/15/2018)

Current Draft

Ordinance Draft 3

This is the third version of the City’s new zoning ordinance. The comment period for this draft has been extended to October 31, 2018.
Download the Full Document (7MB)

Posted 10/15/2018


Previous Drafts

Ordinance Draft 1 (30MB)
The first full and complete version of the City’s new zoning ordinance.

Ordinance Draft 2 (17MB)
The first full and complete version of the City’s new zoning ordinance.


Technical Review Report (revised 8/28/2017)
This report highlights key issues and revisions that are substantive changes to current regulations, and offers conceptual approaches to resolving specific issues.