A 10-acre plot of land created some controversy at Tuesday's Knoxville city council meeting.
Council members voted 8 to 1 to send a re-zoning proposal back to the Metropolitan Planning Commission. The measure would re-zone a property near Northshore Drive and Thunderhead Road for an apartment complex with nearly 250 units.
Protesters held signs against the measure. They fear more apartments would create overcrowding and congestion in an already busy area.
The city council will now wait for the commission's decision.
Also Tuesday, council approved $150,000 to create a new tracking system for emergency services.
The money will help firefighters, police officers, and others when responding to an emergency.