Knoxville’s zoning ordinance hasn’t undergone a thorough review in half a century.

Recode Knoxville is our chance to adopt modern standards that will support continued development and redevelopment of the City in a manner that uses resources efficiently and builds a strong, sustainable, walkable community.

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Stakeholder Advisory Committee Reconvenes

The Recode Knoxville Stakeholder Advisory Committee will reconvene to work through points of clarification requested by City Council. The group last met in January and will meet again for the first time since the adoption of the updated zoning code on September 25, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building. The committee will continue to meet on a regular basis for two years following the codification of the ordinance. Meetings will be held as needed to maintain a strong channel of communication between those on the committee serving as community representatives, Planning and City staff, and City Council.

For more information about the group, upcoming meetings, and a list of current and past members, visit the Stakeholder Advisory Committee page.

Ordinance and Map Passed on First Reading

After making an amendment to the text of Recode, Knoxville City Council once again voted to pass the ordinance on first reading at their July 30 meeting. In addition to approving the ordinance, they also voted to approve the accompanying zoning map on first reading. Both the ordinance and map are on the agenda for a second reading at the August 13 meeting.

Upcoming Events

Recode Knoxville sponsored public meetings and events

Nothing from July 22, 2024 to November 22, 2024.

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In aging industrial sites and commercial areas

Better, more flexible standards that help them thrive


Neighborhoods and preserve our history

Support the places that make Knoxville our home


Our corridors, neighborhoods, and natural amenities

Better connect our community to the river and natural beauty