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Knox County and the surrounding region have seen considerable population and economic growth in the past several years. To highlight the role of Knoxville and Knox County in regional growth, we've taken a closer look at changing demographics, labor force, and development activity, and identified emerging trends.


7/1/2019
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Though 2020 is still several months away, preparation for next year's Census has been underway for the last few years. Read on to learn more about Knoxville-Knox County Planning's role in the local initiative. 


7/9/2019
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As a courtesy to property owners and the overall community, Knoxville-Knox County Planning provides public notice signs to inform the public of applications made to our agency. These signs were recently redesigned and are marked with our logo and letters that identify the case type.


7/3/2019
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Knox County and the surrounding region have seen considerable population and economic growth in the past several years. To highlight the role of Knoxville and Knox County in regional growth, we've taken a closer look at changing demographics, labor force, and development activity, and identified emerging trends.


7/1/2019
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If you've ever had to fill out one of our forms, you know that finding the appropriate application can sometimes be a challenge. To simplify the process, we are consolidating the 15 forms we were using into just 4. 


6/7/2019
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We welcomed Michelle Portier to the agency in April. Read on to learn more about her previous work and what she'll be doing with Knoxville-Knox County Planning. 
5/30/2019
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The 2018 Development Activity Report shows that Knox County's residential building was strong and that non-residential building had significant gains. Growth in the Northwest and Southwest County Sectors were ahead of the rest, showing a continued interest in these areas.


5/10/2019
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Planning staff recently collected resources and information related to land use, transportation, and community facilities for Knox County on a single webpage. This page will act as a one-stop-shop for residents and local officials interested in growth information in Knox County.   


5/2/2019
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Schaad Road and a portion of Lovell Road east of Pellissippi Parkway will soon be under construction for a roadway improvement project. Once complete, the corridor will connect Kingston Pike at Lovell Road to I-75 at Callahan Drive, increasing connectivity in the area. The project is split into three separate phases. For details on each, including scope, improvements, costs, timelines, and a corridor video, visit the project overview.  


5/1/2019
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A second community meeting for the Hardin Valley Mobility Study was held on April 10. This meeting built on previous input to create three scenarios for future development. Staff asked for feedback on these and on specific transportation projects. 


4/18/2019
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