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The zoning ordinances and minimum subdivision regulations as presented here are not legal documents. They do not replace or amend the existing ordinances and regulations maintained by MPC. Further, presentation of this information here does not replace or amend the procedures and regulations governing the publication of agency information. Questions can be directed to MPC staff planners. Please call (865) 215-2500 for assistance. Copies of the city and county zoning ordinances and minimum subdivision regulations may be purchased at MPC.


Downtown Design Review Board

The Board meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 4:00 pm
in the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building, unless otherwise noted.


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Knoxville Zoning Ordinance:
Article IV, Section 5.5

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Downtown Design Review Board

Upcoming Meeting Agenda

  • February 18, 2015

Applications Received

  • 6-C-13-DT
    322 W Church Street
    Demolition/New surface parking lot
    Meeting date: TBD

  • 12-A-14-DT
    550 Main Street
    Minor Alteration
    Meeting date: 2/18/2015
  • 12-B-14-DT
    417 S Gay Street
    Major Alteration
    Meeting date: 2/18/2015
  • 1-A-15-DT
    410 Locust Street
    Minor alteration (plan revision)
    Meeting date: 2/18/2015
  • 2-A-15-DT
    520 W Summit Hill Drive
    Staff review: 1/13/2015
    COA issued: 1/22/2015

Tabled Applications

  • 11-B-12-DT
    100 S Broadway
    Minor Alteration of an Existing Building
    Meeting date: TBD
  • Amendments proposed by staff to the D-1 overlay, design guidelines, and administrative rules.

For more information about the Downtown Design Overlay District, contact Mike Reynolds at 215-2500.