Use On Review


Postponed by the Planning Commission

To Be Heard

February 9, 2023

See case notes below


Property Info

Case Notes

What's next?

Applicant Request


Property Information


West side of French Rd, west of E Governor John Sevier Hwy

Commission District 9

28.19 acres

South County

Land Use Designation? AG (Agricultural), HP (Hillside Protection)

Currently on the Property
Agriculture/Forestry/Vacant Land

Growth Plan
Rural Area

Case Notes

Staff Recommendation
1) The rifle range is for private, personal, non-commercial use only.
2) Following guidance within the most current edition of the National Rife Association's (NRA) The Range Source Book: A Guide to Planning and Construction.
3) A posted safety plan for the rifle range and emergency contact information for the property owner.
4) The property address should be posted prominently by the driveway access onto French Road.
5) Perimeter fencing and prominent warning signage noting active shooting range and no trespassing located every 10-feet along the linear boundary of the property.
6) Preservation of "dense undisturbed vegetation" as shown on the applicant provided site plans at the time of application.
7) The hours of operation shall be limited to 10:00am to 5:00pm.
8) Meeting all applicable requirements of the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works.
9) Meeting all applicable requirements of the Knox County Zoning Ordinance.
10) Meeting all applicable requirements of the Knox County Code of Ordinances, including but not limited to Chapter 10 Article V- 2018 International Property Maintenance Code (Chapter 12) which notes that the impulsive sound limit for a residential use is 80 dB(A).
Disposition Summary
Postpone for 30-days to the February 9, 2023 Planning Commission meeting.

What's next?

After the Planning Commission
Because of its location in the County, appeals will be heard by .
Appeal to Knox County Code Administration Department by: March 13, 2023The process

Taylor D. Forrester

Case History