Knox County Comprehensive Plan Adopted

The Knox County Comprehensive Land Use and Transportation Plan and Future Land Use Map were adopted by Knoxville-Knox County Planning Commission on March 7, 2024, and Knox County Commission on April 22, 2024.

The Comprehensive Plan is the outcome of Advance Knox, the planning process launched by Knox County to align land use and transportation goals, as well as promote economic prosperity and enhance quality of life in the unincorporated county. The Comprehensive Plan is the first integrated land use and transportation plan in Knox County. The adopted plan, appendices, and land use map can be found at

The Comprehensive Land Use and Transportation Plan:

-Defines new types of places for future development,

-Provides an updated land use map and transportation recommendations,

-Identifies priority investment areas for new park facilities, and

-Outlines policy recommendations.

Now that it is in effect, the Comprehensive Plan replaces the General Plan from 2003 and sector plans within unincorporated Knox County.

Adopted small area studies and corridor studies were also consulted during the creation of the Comprehensive Plan and will remain as stand-alone documents. These type of detailed plans focuses on a specific geography or topic will continue to be developed as future needs arise.

The Comprehensive Plan will be reviewed annually and updated on a five-year cycle.

The Advance Knox process also led to an amendment to the Growth Policy Plan, which can be found on Planning’s website. The next stage in this planning process is for the county to update their zoning ordinance as part of the creation of a Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). A UDO is a document that combines zoning, subdivision, and other development regulations in one central document to modernize, streamline, and improve development processes. This project is anticipated to kick off before the end of 2024, and updates will be shared at