MPC discussing future of outer downtown Knoxville

Knoxville residents got a chance Wednesday to give input on what the future of the outskirts of Downtown Knoxville could look like.

The Metropolitan Planning Commission is updating the Central City Sector Plan. They hosted a public meeting to review the plan so far.

The MPC is looking to rezone parts of outer downtown near Central Street and Magnolia Avenue.

One planner says they want to change the rules to make it easier to build new houses.

"You have to step your building way far back, you couldn't have mix use for it, you have to have a lot more parking associated with it. So this plan recommends creating new zoning to encourage and allow appropriate zoning, or appropriate building in that area," said Mike Reynolds, MPC planner.

Most of the changes will not go into effect for about 15 years.

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