Sept. 21 - Community Open House at Emerald Youth Foundation Gymnasium at 1718 on Central St; 4:30-7 pm
Sept. 25 - Community Open House at John T. O’Connor Center at 611 Winona St; 4:30-7 pm
Sept. 28 - City Council Workshop on Middle Housing in the Small Assembly Room in the City County Building at 400 Main St.; 5 pm
OCTOBER 5, 2023
Planning Commission Meeting with proposed Middle Housing plans on agenda.
If approved by Planning Commission, City Council vote on Middle Housing proposal.
JANUARY 1, 2024
If approved by Planning Commission and City Council, the new zoning code takes effect for Knoxville.
Topics for Potential Future Phases of Middle Housing
•Cottage Court – This type of Middle Housing is identified in the Pocket Neighborhood component of the zoning code. This particular type of middle housing and the existing code make it complicated. Therefore, the City decided not to include it in the first phase of Middle Housing work.
•Duplexes permitted use in RN-2 – Councilwoman Seema Singh made a request of Planning to look at Duplexes as permitted use in RN-2 across the whole City. The City’s first phase proposal for Middle Housing focuses exclusively on the TDR geography.
•Middle Makers – Housing and Neighborhood Development is working on a new initiative that would be built off the concept of the Homemakers Program but focused more directly on Middle Housing.
•Plan Book – City Council expressed an interest in a book of preapproved plans that would support small developer’s pursuit of Middle Housing. The first phase changes need to be put into place before starting on this rather large project.