Row Closure

12-B-22-SC  

Planning Staff Recommendation

Approve closure of a sliver of W. Blount Avenue from the southwest corner of the intersection with Saint Paul Street to the southeast corner of parcel 109AA005, subject to any required easements, and to four conditions:


Request

Property Info

Case Notes

What's next?

Applicant Request

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The portion of right of way to be abandoned is not in use. It is outside of pavement or sidewalks. The radius of the existing right of way is excess for current and proposed uses for these streets. Note, right of way will be dedicated along W Blount Ave and Saint Paul as needed to provide improved sidewalks and utility access.

Close Street From
the southwest corner of the intersection with Saint Paul St.
To
the southeast corner of parcel 109AA005
Reason for Closure
The portion of right of way to be abandoned is not in use. It is outside of pavement or sidewalks. The radius of the existing right of way is excess for current and proposed uses for these streets. Note, right of way will be dedicated along W Blount Ave and Saint Paul as needed to provide improved sidewalks and utility access.
Objections

The City's Engineering Department requests conditions. KUB and AT&T retain all rights and easements. TDOT and the City's Fire Department have no comments.


Property Information

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Location
0 W. Blount (sliver of) Ave.

Council District 1


Sector
South City

Growth Plan
N/A (Within City Limits)

Case Notes

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1. Applicant has current plans in for review under number R22-1931 and must successfully obtain permitting and complete redevelopment of the area, subject to City Engineering Approval.
2. Applicant must provide Technical Services with an exhibit map and written description, certified by a Tennessee licensed land surveyor, correctly describing the proposed closure area for inclusion in the City Ordinance closure documentation. This information must be provided before being reviewed at the required City Council meetings.
3. The applicant shall have one (1) year to complete conditions listed in item number 1 above or the closure shall be considered null and void, of no effect, and shall revert back to the current public right-of-way conditions as currently depicted on subdivision map recorded as Instrument Number 200602130068325, on file in the Knox County Register of Deeds Office, and in the Technical Services/City Engineering Records as Map Number 25170-C.
4. The City will reserve easements for all drainage facilities and utilities, if there are any current facilities, located in or within five (5) feet of the property described herein. No easements are reserved if there are no current facilities within the closure area. If any existing facilities or utilities are found not feasible to the site development or use, they may be removed and relocated, subject to City Engineering and/or other applicable easement holder review and approval.

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.
Knoxville City Council
January 10, 2023
Appeal by: December 14, 2022
January 24, 2023
Appeal by: December 23, 2022
Applicant

Joseph Parks on behalf of Saint Paul Dev Partners LLC