Advance Knox Choices Week is October 2-5

Knox County is seeking community input for Advance Knox, a comprehensive planning process that will guide land use and transportation decisions for years to come.   

Choices Week is the second of three rounds of community input. Three in-person events are scheduled, and a short introductory presentation will be given at the beginning and halfway point of each.

Meeting dates, times, and locations for in-person workshops are as follows:  

  • Sun., October 2 – 2-4:00 p.m. at New Hopewell Elementary School  

  • Mon., October 3 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Gresham Middle School 

  • Tues., October 4 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Cedar Bluff Middle School 

At the events, three different scenarios will be presented to show strategies for guiding the county’s future growth. These scenarios are based on data the project team has been analyzing, as well as input gathered earlier this spring. 

Constituents are invited to attend the workshop most convenient for them.   

Opportunities to participate in the process virtually are also available. Anyone interested can attend a virtual workshop at noon on Weds., October 5, by registering ahead of time. Information about the scenarios and opportunities to provide input online will be available on the website after the in-person events conclude. Community members can also make a request for project staff to attend a meeting of their group or organization to speak about Advance Knox by filling out a request form on the website.  

Knox County’s current Comprehensive Plan hasn’t been updated in almost 20 years. During that time, the county has experienced significant growth and change. Advance Knox is a unique opportunity to align land use and transportation goals to create a blueprint for the county’s future. It will help guide decisions about where and how future growth occurs and where investments in infrastructure and services need to be made in the years to come.