Use On Review


Planning Staff Recommendation

Approve the request for an 11-acre outdoor paintball/airsoft field per the attached "Operating Plan" and reduction of the minimum buffer zone between the playing field and the southern property line from 200ft to 160ft as shown in Exhibit E of the Opera


Property Info

Case Notes

What's next?

Applicant Request


Property Information

2925 Williams Rd.

Southeast side of Williams Rd and Williams Bend Rd.

Commission District 6

106.88 acres

Northwest County

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

Currently on the Property
Agriculture/Forestry/Vacant Land

Growth Plan
Rural Area

Case Notes


1) Meeting all applicable requirements of Article 4.97 (Standards for the approval of indoor and outdoor paintball/airsoft ranges) of the Knox County Zoning Ordinance.
2) Meeting all applicable requirements of the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works.
3) Operating the paintball/airsoft range in accordance with the attached operating plan, including the location of the playing field, staging area, and parking area as shown.
4) Installation of lighting for the outdoor range shall not have any fixtures pointing toward adjacent properties and shall be operated during business hours only, except for those needed for safety and security purposes. During nighttime use, the playing, staging, tune-up, and spectator areas are required to be lighted per Article 4.97 of the Knox County Zoning Ordinance.
5) Lighting installed for the parking and staging area must utilize full cut-off fixtures with the light source not visible from adjacent properties. If the paintball/airsoft range is lighted for night play, a lighting and photometric plan must be provided to Planning staff for review and approval demonstrating that the light sources will not be visible from adjacent properties and the light level at the property line does not exceed 0.05 footcandles. Additionally, all lights must be turned off when the paintball/airsoft range is not in use. Lighting that is required for safety purposes may remain on, or if possible, on a motion sensor.
6) Night time play shall be limited to Friday and Saturday only, with gameplay ending no later than 9 pm.
7) Meeting all applicable requirements of the Knox County Zoning Ordinance.

With the conditions noted, this plan meets the requirements for approval on an outdoor and indoor paintball/airsoft range in the A (Agricultural) district and the criteria for approval of a Use on Review.

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: November 7, 2022The process

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