City Land Use Classifications

Refer to the appropriate Sector Plan for land use classifications in Knox County.

City of Knoxville

General Agricultural (AG)

The AG General Agricultural Zoning District is intended to provide for agricultural uses that comprise an important part of the economy of Knoxville. The intent is to permit lands best suited for agriculture to be used for agriculture purposes, and prevent the encroachment of incompatible land uses on farm lands and protect the physical and economic wellbeing of agricultural operations.

City Zoning Districts
Code
Classification
Description
Location Criteria
Recommended Zoning By Growth Plan Area
One Year Plan Permitted Zones
AG

Agricultural
AG

This is rural / agricultural in character and includes farms and large tracts of undeveloped land.
  • Farms and large tracts of undevelopedland.
  • Land where soils are designated as primeor locally important by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • Rural areas prime for conservation such as forests, moderate and steep slopes,riparian areas and historic and cultural sites
AG, OS
AG, OS
AGC

Agricultural Conservation
AGC

This is rural / agricultural in character and includes farms and large tracts of undeveloped land.

Undeveloped tracts with the best soils for agriculture are considered as the primary areas for agricultural conservation (AGC).
  • Farms and large tracts of undevelopedland in the Rural and Planned Growth Areas as designated in the Growth Policy Plan
  • Land where soils are designated as primeor locally important by the U.S. Department of Agriculture are considered for agricultural conservation (AGC)
  • Rural areas prime for conservation such as forests, moderate and steep slopes,riparian areas and historic and cultural sites.
AG, OS
AG, OS
LDR

Low Density Residential
LDR

This type of land use is primarily residential in character at densities of less than six (6) dwelling units per acre (city) and less than five (5) dwelling units per acre (county). Conventional post-1950 residential development (i.e. large-lot, low-density subdivisions) and attached condominiums are typical.
  • Land served by water and sewer utilities and by collector roads
  • Slopes less than 25 percent
AG, RN-1, EN, RN-2
AG, RN-1, EN, RN-2
OS

Other Open Space
OS

Include cemeteries, private golf courses, and similar uses
  • Existing cemeteries, private golf courses and private open spaces
AG, OS, NA
AG, OS, NA
RR

Rural Residential
RR

This land is rural in character with very low density residential and/or clustered housing subdivisions as typical land uses.
  • Rural areas designated for residential development via subdivision or zoningfor densities greater than 1 dwelling unit per acre.
  • Rural areas prime for conservation such as forests, moderate and steep slopes,riparian areas and historic and cultural sites.
  • Sites adjacent to agricultural areas (AGor AGC) where cluster housing subdivisions may be appropriate
AG, OS
AG, OS