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.Keep reading about the project
The comprehensive update to Knoxville’s zoning ordinance was approved by City Council on first reading at their regularly scheduled meeting on July 16, 2019. Council made their way through a list of proposed changes that originated from previous meetings held in May. All changes can be viewed in the updated text of Draft 5. Council will meet again on July 30, at which time a second vote will be held.
Knoxville City Council will consider Recode Knoxville at its regularly scheduled meeting on July 16. In addition to the ordinance update, Council will also consider a list of proposed zoning map revisions. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building.
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.