City Land Use Classifications

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

Knox County

Floodway (F)

The F, Floodway Zones, are established for the purpose of meeting the needs of the streams to carry floodwaters of a five hundred (500) year frequency flood and protecting the river, creek channels and floodplains from encroachment so that flood heights and flood damage will not be increased; to provide the necessary regulations for the protection of the public health and safety in areas subject to flooding; and to reduce the financial burdens imposed on the community by floods and the overflow of lands.

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

Stream Protection
SP

Typically these are areas which are subject to flooding. Such areas include both the floodway, which carries the significant portion of stormwater, and the 500-year flood fringe, which the cityand county govern with various stormwater regulations.
  • Floodways and floodplains
Applies to all; F Overlay
Applies to all; F Overlay
W

Water
W

Typically includes the French Broad River, Holston River, Tennessee River (Fort Loudoun Lake), and Clinch River (Melton Hill Lake)
  • FEMA designated floodways Rivers, TVA reservoirs
F Overlay
F Overlay