Zoning Ordinance Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting Summary

After nearly 60 years, the City of Knoxville is updating its zoning ordinance.

A lot has changed since that time, which is remembered for the Market House fire in downtown, the expansion of UT, and the annexation of Fountain City, Bearden, West Hills, Norwood, and Gresham. The end result will be a modernized code that will help shape the city for the next 20-40 years.

The Stakeholder Advisory Committee met for the first time Monday, March 27 at 10 a.m. in the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building. The committee, made up of representatives from business, neighborhood, environmental, and other groups from the community, was appointed by Mayor Madeline Rogero and confirmed by City Council on Jan. 31, 2017.

All committee members will serve for two years, allowing them to be involved in the entire process.

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Camiros, Ltd., the consultant hired to assist the City and MPC with the update, anticipates the update will take approximately 20 months. They are scheduled to complete the draft by September 2018. Community updates and engagement opportunities will be provided along the way.

What’s next?

May 17, 2017 – Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting – 10 a.m., City County Building, Small Assembly Room

May 18, 2017 – Community Open House – 6 p.m, Central United Methodist Church, 201 3rd Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917

Come meet the consultants, learn about the update, and find out why the City of Knoxville has decided to take on this project.


June 20, 2017 – Camiros to share their first report with the Community - Technical Report

The Technical Report will share Camiros’ findings from their initial research as well as interviews with the Stakeholder Advisory Committee, other community stakeholders, and City and MPC staff.


July 18 - 19, 2017 – Community meetings – times and locations TBA

July 19, 2017 – Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting – 10 a.m., City County Building, Small Assembly Room

*All Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meetings are open to the public.

Visit the City Zoning Update page to stay up-to-date. For more information or to share your comments, contact Gerald Green at Gerald.green@knoxmpc.org. Want to be the first to know when our zoning ordinance website is live? Send us your email and we’ll keep you up to date.