This website serves as an archive for the Recode Knoxville process.
Knoxville City Council adopted the comprehensive update of the City's zoning ordinance on August 13, 2019. To view the updated ordinance or to access information about the ongoing work of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee, please visit the project webpage.City Zoning Ordinance Updates
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 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.
Recode Knoxville – both the text and the map – passed on second reading at City Council’s August 13 meeting. The Stakeholder Advisory Committee will reconvene this fall to work on points of clarification requested by Council for later consideration. The ordinance will go into effect on January 1, 2020.
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.