Refer to the appropriate Sector Plan for land use classifications in Knox County.
City of Knoxville
General Commercial (C-G)
The C-G General Commercial Zoning District is intended to provide for a heterogeneous mix of retail, personal service, office, and residential uses within and along Knoxville?s commercial nodes and corridors. The C-G District is intended to promote mixed-use development in a pedestrian-oriented environment that recalls the City?s traditional business districts, and offers flexibility in the creation of integrated commercial, office and residential spaces. The C-G District is divided into three levels of intensity related to the overall form and design of the development; however, uses are the same across all levels. This district is intended primarily for indoor commercial uses with limited exceptions per special use approval.
- Locate at intersection of arterial streets
Sites should be relatively flat (under 10 percent slope) and with enough depth to support shopping center and ancillary development.
Vehicular and pedestrian connections should be accommodated between different components of the district (e.g. between stores, parking areas and out-parcel development)
Infrastructure should include adequate water and sewer services, and major arterial highway access
- Existing commercial areas
Mixed Use Community Center
- Flat terrain (slopes generally less than 10 percent)
Areas currently served by or planned to be served by sidewalks
The location does not include auto and truck- oriented uses such as industrial, strip commercial and warehouse/distribution uses unless the proposal calls for a redevelopment of such areas
Within a 1/4-mile radius of an intersection of the thoroughfare system (a collector/arterial or arterial/arterial intersection)
Commercial/office core should be within 1/4 mile of the higher intensity residential uses (e.g. townhouses and apartments)
Mixed Use Regional Center
- Flat site (generally less than 10 percent slopes)
Currently served by or planned to be served by sidewalks
The location does not include auto and truck-oriented uses such as industrial, strip commercial and warehouse/distribution uses unless the proposal calls for a redevelopment of such areas
On a major arterial, adjacent to an interstate highway or adjacent to downtown
Mixed Use Urban Corridor
- Corridors should have sidewalks, transit services, street trees and related beautification
Capable of sustaining on-street parking along corridor or along side streets
South Waterfront Mixed Use District Type 2
- Case-by-case analysis is recommended.