As the Recode nears completion, our team has been busy working on draft revisions, meeting with the community, and keeping the Stakeholder Advisory Committee, Planning Commissioners, and City Council updated on the project’s progress.

Since October, eleven public meetings have been held, focusing on the third draft of the ordinance and the second draft of the zoning map. Six of those meetings were held throughout different areas of the City during the month of October, and additional Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meetings and Workshops were held for committee members to delve into specific topics. A public forum was also held. Hosted by Compass and Knoxville Area Association of Realtors, it included a moderated panel discussion and an audience Q&A. In total, these meetings had nearly 300 community members in attendance.

10/16/18 East Knoxville Meeting
10/22/2018 Community Meeting – East
10/24/18 Recode Stakeholder Committee Meeting
10/24/18 Community Meeting – West
10/25/2018 Community Meeting – South
10/29/2018 Community Meeting – Downtown
10/30/18 Community Meeting – North
10/31/18 Planning Commission Workshop
11/19/2018 Recode Stakeholder Committee Workshop
11/26/18 Decoding Recode – Public Forum
12/4/18 Recode Stakeholder Committee Workshop

Have thoughts or ideas you’d like to share? Send them to, directly through our website, or on the map. Comments on the fourth draft of the ordinance and the third draft of the map are due on Friday, January 4. All general comments and those specific to the map that have been submitted thus far can be viewed online.

The Knoxville-Knox County Planning Commission is expected to consider Recode Knoxville at their regularly scheduled January meeting. Workshops are being scheduled for City Council and the Planning Commission to allow them ample time to review the draft and have in-depth discussion of specific topics.

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