City Council Requests Consideration of Zoning Code Amendment To Allow Courtyard Development in Residential Zone Districts
October 12, 2012
The Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission has scheduled a public meeting to discuss proposed amendments to the City of Knoxville Zoning Ordinance to allow the consideration of courtyard-style development in residential zone districts as a use permitted with planning commission approval of plans and a public hearing. The meeting is scheduled for:
In July, City Council requested MPC study and make recommendations regarding amendments to the City of Knoxville Zoning Ordinance to allow consideration of a type of residential infill development commonly known as courtyard or cottage development, or pocket neighborhoods, in residential zone districts. Courtyard development is a grouping of small detached or attached houses around a courtyard or common space rather that requiring lot frontage for each house on a public street. This style of design helps promote a sense of community and neighborliness within the development.
Draft regulations are posted on the MPC website, www.knoxmpc.org/courtyarddevelopment for public review. This zoning ordinance amendment is scheduled for consideration by the planning commission at its November 8, 2012 meeting. Public comment may be submitted for the record prior to the meeting on the MPC website.
With a favorable recommendation by the planning commission in November, the proposed zoning ordinance amendment would be considered by City Council at its meetings in December.