Project reports and other documents related to Recode Knoxville are posted below.
As amended and approved by
City Council (first reading) – July 16, 2019
Planning Commission – June 13, 2019
As amended by
City Council May 14, 2019 and May 30, 2019Full Document (34MB)
Summary of Revisions (7/19/2019)
- Article 1 Title
- Article 2 General Definitions & Measurement Methodologies
- Article 3 Zoning Districts And Zoning Map
- Article 4 Residential Neighborhood Districts
- Article 5 Commercial and Office Districts
- Article 6 Industrial Districts
- Article 7 Form-Based Code Districts
- Article 8 Special Purpose and Overlay Districts
- Article 9 Uses
- Article 10 Site Development Standards
- Article 11 Off-Street Parking
- Article 12 Landscape
- Article 13 Signs
- Article 14 Code Administrators
- Article 15 Application Process
- Article 16 Zoning Applications
- Article 17 Nonconformities
- Article 18 Enforcement
Recode Zoning Charts
Though the names of zones have changed through Recode Knoxville, the uses of those zones have largely stayed the same. Charts are now available that illustrate the changes made to each type of zone. Notes are included to explain major changes in each zone. The charts present percentage shares of old zoned acreage in new Recode zones. Percentage shares that are very small may not be visible on the chart, but values are shown in the legend.Zoning Charts
Knoxville-Knox County Planning worked with the Urban League, SEEED and Centro Hispano to help gather input from traditionally underrepresented sectors of the city.
Part of that outreach was a Zoning 101 document, designed to explain how zoning affects residents and businesses. This document is available in both English and Spanish.
Download the flyer below
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.View Table (7/15/2019)
Commercial, Office & Industrial Districts Comparison Table
How do the proposed commercial, office & industrial districts compare to the same districts in the existing code?
One of Recode’s goals is to invest in aging industrial sites and commercial areas. The proposed changes provide better, more flexible standards that help them thrive.View Table (5/7/2019)
- Ordinance Draft 1 (30MB)
- Ordinance Draft 2 (17MB)
- Ordinance Draft 3 (6MB)
- Ordinance Draft 4 (7MB)
- Ordinance Draft 5 (34MB)
* Planning Commission recommended draft
- Ordinance Draft 5 (35MB) | Summary of Revisions (7/12/2019)
* as amended and approved by Planning Commission 6/13/2019
- Design Charrette Final Report
- Centro Hispano Survey Report (August 2018)
- Knoville Area Urban Leauge (Fall 2018)
- 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.