The Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) on Aug. 10 is scheduled to vote on a city parking ordinance that includes new setback and landscaping requirements when property is developed.

The Knoxville Chamber and other business groups have offered feedback to MPC staff for several months with the hope that the new ordinance will not make the city of Knoxville less competitive for residential and commercial growth compared to Knox and surrounding counties.

The ordinance – which can be found here – covers all aspects of site development with parking, including setbacks, specific-size trees for landscaping, and details the minimum and maximum spaces allowed based on the property’s use.

MPC will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 10 at the City County Building. For more information, contact Amy Nolan, the Chamber’s vice president of public policy, at