Row Closure

11-B-20-SC

Recommended for approval by the Planning Commission

Approve closure of a portion of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive right-of-way as described, subject to any required easements, because staff has received no objections and it will enable redevelopment of this area, subject to one condition.


See case notes below

Request

Property Info

Case Notes

What's next?

Applicant Request

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For continued redevelopment of the KCDC Austin Homes site. Per the approved Concept Plan for the development, the slip ramp from MLK to Summit will be removed and converted to a traditional right turn. The proposed right-of-way line will be placed at the back of the sidewalk (10' from curb) along the length of the closure.

Close Street From
Harriet Tubman St.
To
E. Summit Hill Dr.
Reason for Closure
For continued redevelopment of the KCDC Austin Homes site. Per the approved Concept Plan for the development, the slip ramp from MLK to Summit will be removed and converted to a traditional right turn. The proposed right-of-way line will be placed at the back of the sidewalk (10' from curb) along the length of the closure.

Objections

The City's Engineering Department, AT&T, and KUB have requested to retain any easements that may be in place.


Property Information

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Location
0 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. (eastern portion of ROW beginning behind sidewalk 10' from curb)

Council District 6


Sector
Central City

Growth Plan
Within City limits?

Case Notes

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Approve closure of a portion of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive right-of-way as described, subject to any required easements, because staff has received no objections and it will enable redevelopment of this area, subject to one condition.

The applicant must have a plan approved by City Engineering showing the alignment of the new proposed right-of-way and provide a boundary map and/or written property description of the area of right-of-way that is to be closed. The boundary map and description should be certified by a TN registered land surveyor and must be supplied prior to the closure being considered at City Council as the closure area must be described in the closing ordinance documents.

What's next?

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After the Planning Commission
Because of its location in the City, it will be heard by Knoxville City Council.
Applicant

Matt Brazille / Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.