Another round of meetings for Recode Knoxville were held on September 19 and 20. These focused on the recently released draft Technical Report.
On the evening of Tuesday, September 19, a presentation was given to the community at a public meeting held at Central United Methodist Church in the historic Fourth & Gill neighborhood. Bill Lyons, Chief Policy Officer & Deputy to the Mayor, and MPC’s Gerald Green opened the meeting with an update on the project. They then turned it over to Arista Strungys and Chris Jennette of Camiros, the consultants assisting the City and MPC with the project, who reviewed the draft Technical Report. After the report was reviewed, Camiros and MPC staff moved to stations to answer questions from those in attendance.
Stakeholder Advisory Committee
On the morning of Wednesday, September 20, two additional meetings were held to discuss the Technical Report. Camiros staff started the day by presenting to members of the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce. That meeting was followed by the third Zoning Ordinance Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting. Twenty committee members were in attendance as well as 17 community members. Strungys and Jennette again reviewed the Technical Report and then took questions from the committee members. Questions focused on mixed-use development, downtown subdistricts, special uses, solar panels, H-1 and D-1 board review, zoning lot issues, and affordable housing.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
November 15, 2017 – 10 a.m., City County Building, Small Assembly Room.
This meeting is open to the public and all those interested in the project are encouraged to attend.
March 2018 – first draft of the zoning ordinance is expected