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Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission Executive Director Search

MPC's Executive Director leads and manages all aspects of the organization, which serves a population of more than 400,000 citizens in the City of Knoxville and Knox County, Tennessee. The deadline to apply for this position is December 31, 2014. Please see the job posting on the City of Knoxville website for details.

Mark Donaldson
Donaldson Reflects on a Career in Planning

As the end of 2014 approaches, and thoughts turn to fresh starts and New Year’s resolutions, there is at least one person at the planning commission who is making plans for a major life change. On December 31, Mark Donaldson, MPC’s Executive Director since 2005, will close the book on his professional life and ring in 2015 as a new retiree. More >>

Google Capturing Local Sights for Online Viewing

If you’ve seen an odd contraption carried along greenways and trails in the Knoxville area in the last few weeks, you might have guessed that some new Google technology was in town. You would be right – the green backpack-mounted orb is a Google Trekker camera that records ground views of local attractions. What you may not have known is who brought the Google Trekker camera to our area. More >>

City of Knoxville and Transportation Planning Organization Win Smart Growth Awards

The City of Knoxville and the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) announced today that efforts to better serve Knoxville’s mass transit needs and the City of Alcoa’s redevelopment efforts have helped the region win two nationally competitive awards. Press release >>

City of Alcoa Garners National Recognition for Planning Efforts

The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) announced today that the City of Alcoa’s efforts to make their community a more walkable, attractive destination has helped the region win a national competitive award. Press release >>

Contacting the Planning Commissioners

MPC is streamlining the process for contacting planning commissioners. With an ever-increasing volume of citizen comments coming in the form of email, we needed a more efficient way of managing and distributing those comments so each planning commissioner receives the same information before each meeting. Beginning on July 14, emails sent to will be automatically sent to every planning commissioner, as well as several staff members. This process simplifies things on both ends of the e-mail: planning commissioners and staff have access to all correspondence in one place and citizens don't have to find email addresses for 15 commissioners. As always, we welcome your feedback as we introduce this new process. Learn more >>

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December 2014 Meeting Calendar
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NEXT MPC MEETING: January 8, 2015

Ongoing Projects

Northwest City Sector Plan Update

Northwest County Sector Plan Update

Proposed Zoning Ordinance Changes

Recent Additions

Quarterly Summary of MPC Actions:
Third Quarter 2014

Central City Sector Plan (10-20-2014)