Comprehensive plans are created to promote orderly growth for all jurisdictions. The Knoxville Comprehensive Plan focuses on the city’s jurisdiction and its Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ), the two-mile buffer around the community in which the city has the authority to review all proposed land use changes. This Comprehensive Plan serves as a guideline for the city and decision makers. This public document’s intention is to serve as a “road map” for future development locations and proper investments. It can also be used for educational purposes and informing future decision makers and interested stakeholders.
This Comprehensive Plan supports the city’s endeavor to accomplish its goals, objectives, and policies formulated during this process. The ultimate goal of this Comprehensive Plan is to ensure the wellbeing of Knoxville residents now and into the future. The Comprehensive Plan provides the legal basis for the establishment of zoning and subdivision regulations to implement the plan.
The document reports on the following topics: population, land use, transportation, housing, economic development, community facilities, and public utilities. The information contained within this document is important to consider and review because it is part of an interlocking dynamic where one minor change can impact the entire community.