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Big Ideas in Knox County, Tennessee

By April 15, 2022Project Updates

The 18-month planning process, Advance Knox, is underway! The planning teamwhich is led by Kimley Horn and Planning NEXT with support from Ninigret Partners, Urban3 and Cannon & Cannon—hosted Ideas Week, the first series of many public workshops in an effort to guide growth, land use, transportation, economic prosperity and quality of life in the County for years to come.

Ideas Week was held at seven locations throughout Knox County where community members were welcomed to share what’s important to them. Those unable to attend the in-person workshops were provided the opportunity to participate in the activities virtually. Activities focused on big ideas for the future of Knox County as well as a mapping activity if an idea was related to a specific location.

Input received during this process is crucial in creating a plan that is based on the values, needs and aspirations of the people throughout the county. More information about Advance Knox can be found online at