The Joint City-County Task Force on Ridge, Slope, and Hillside Development and Protection has been working since last summer to create distinct guidelines for development on Knoxville and Knox County's hills and ridges. Through early August, they have started unveiling the proposals in a series of public meetings that began on Monday, July 13. The proposed policies will include reducing road widths, reducing development density, reforestation, and limitation of large industrial and commercial development. The task force has put its full presentation online at knoxmpc.org/hillside/index.htm. All meetings begin at 6:30 p.m.
Upcoming meetings: Thursday, July 16, at the Karns Community Club Center, 7708 Oak Ridge Highway; Monday, July 20, at New Harvest Park, 4775 New Harvest Lane; Thursday, July 23, at the Powell Library, 330 West Emory Rd.; Thursday August 6, at the Deane Hill Recreation Center, 7400 Deane Hill Drive; Monday, August 10, at the Ramsey House, 2614 Thorn Grove Pike.