Knoxville City Council approves proposal paving the way for Middle Housing construction

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Knoxville City Council voted 8-1 in favor of including articles governing Middle Housing construction into the city’s laws on Tuesday.

The ordinance adds several specific requirements for developers looking to build triplexes, duplexes and other kinds of low-footprint, multifamily housing — zoning guidelines that were previously absent from the city code. Before the new ordinance was approved though, there was intense debate between stakeholders in Knoxville.


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