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Livability Report Card 2015
2015 Livability Report Card Grades the Quality of Life in East Tennessee

Mary Kathryn, her husband Michael, and two young children moved to Knoxville from Charlotte, North Carolina, recently. Michael works in downtown Knoxville, so they chose to also live downtown - they are loving the urban life and walkable commute. With the Tennessee River and Ijams Nature Center nearby, the family can experience the outdoor life that makes East Tennessee a wonderful place to call home. And the region’s central location allows them to easily visit family who live out of state. More >>

new KGIS map theme
Old Architecture Easy to Find with New Online Map

From the Boyd Harvey House nestled deep in the southwest corner of the county to the Arnweyn House that stands a stone’s throw from the Holston River, Knox County is home to many antebellum structures, sites, and districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A new theme in the KGIS Maps website—powered by data compiled by MPC staff—makes finding those historic places as easy as clicking a mouse. More >>

FHWA Recognizes TPO for Livability Initiatives

The February issue of FHWA's Fostering Livable Communities Newsletter features praise for work and programs of the TPO. In August 2014, the FHWA Tennessee Division conducted a livability scan across the State to inventory livability initiatives and identify trends and best practices. They identified five recurring themes: Sustainability, Community Planning, Multimodal Choices, Land Use, and Public Health. The TPO's work was showcased in four of those fives themes.


Three Finalists Named in MPC Executive Director Search

The joint City-County search committee for a new executive director of the Knoxville Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission has narrowed its search to three finalists. The City of Knoxville issued a news release on March 17, 2015.

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March 2015 Meeting Calendar
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NEXT MPC MEETING: April 9, 2015

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Ongoing Projects

Northwest City Sector Plan Update

Northwest County Sector Plan Update

Proposed Zoning Ordinance Changes

Recent Additions

Quarterly Summary of MPC Actions: 4th Quarter 2014 (02-12-2015)

Financial Statements (01-28-2015)

MPC Annual Report FY13-14 (12-23-2014)