The Land Development Manual (LDM) is intended to assist interested parties (developers, engineers, property owners, city personnel) with procedures for land development within the City of Knoxville. The LDM focuses primarily on the role of the Engineering Department with regards to plan and plat requirements, review process, inspections, etc. Land development is also regulated by the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) and the City of Knoxville Plans Review & Inspections Division; see Chapter 2 for a more complete discussion.
Most users are encouraged to use this website to obtain the entire LDM or particular portions that they may be interested in. The various portions of the Land Development Manual are in Adobe Acrobat [PDF] format.
Please contact the Engineering Department, Room 480 in the City County Building, with written comments or suggestions. Be specific concerning the page number and location. Comments may also be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Main Text of Land Development Manual
Appendix A - Stormwater Engineering Division Forms
Appendix B - Ordinances
Appendix C - Policies
October 7, 2014 -
Revised Policy 25 List A (Sizing Guidelines) within Appendix C.
September 15, 2014 -
Revised Policy 20 (No-Rise Certification for Floodway Encroachment) within Appendix C.
August 6, 2014 -
Revised application in Policy 8 (Partial Plat Process) within Appendix C.
July 28, 2014 -
Revised Policy 9 (Performance and Indemnity Agreement) within Appendix C.
July 11, 2014 -
Revised Policy 17 (Survey Control System Requirements) within Appendix C.
May 22, 2014 -
Revised Policy 16 (Stormwater Pipe Materials) within Appendix C and Abbreviations and Acronyms within the Main Text.
January 10, 2014 -
Revised Form M2 (SPAP - Food Handling & Processing Facilities), Form M3 (SPAP - Vehicle & Equipment Facilities), Form M4 (SPAP - Vehicle Wash Facilities) and Form M5 (SPAP - Large Parking Lot Facilities) within Appendix A and Revised the Stormwater and Street Ordinance in Appendix B to reflect Ordinance O-112-2013 adopted June 25, 2013.
December 16, 2013 -
Revised Form Form F (Plat Review Checklist) within Appendix A.
October 17, 2013 -
Revised Form A (Site Development Permit Application), Form B (Property Owner Acknowledgement) and Form F (Plat Review Checklist) within Appendix A.