Special Use

12-B-23-SU

This decision has been appealed

Approved with conditions
by the Planning Commission

Approve the request for a driveway to Topside Road and a minor expansion of the right turn lane on the driveway to W Governor John Sevier Highway, subject to 5 conditions.


See case notes below

Request

Property Info

Case Notes

What's next?

Applicant Request

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Property Information

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Location
3330 W. Governor John Sevier Hwy.

South side of W Governor John Sevier Hwy, east side of Alcoa Hwy, north of Topside Rd

Council District 1


Size
42 acres

Sector
South County

Land Use Designation? LDR, MDR/O


Currently on the Property
Public / Quasi Public Land

Growth Plan
Urban Growth Area (Inside City Limits)

Case Notes

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Staff Recommendation
Approve the request for a driveway to Topside Road and a minor expansion of the right turn lane on the driveway to W Governor John Sevier Highway, subject to 5 conditions.
1) Closing the Masterson Road ROW on the property before permitting the driveway to Topside Road.
2) Implementing all safety recommendations from the traffic study for both access points that are agreed upon by City of Knoxville Engineering and Knox County Engineering.
3) Ensure that any lighting at the Topside Road entrance and driveway does not create a nuisance for surrounding residential properties.
4) Meeting all applicable requirements of the City of Knoxville Zoning Ordinance.
5) Meeting all applicable requirements of the City of Knoxville Engineering Department.

With conditions noted above, this request meets the requirements of the former RP-1 zoning district (current RN-1 / HP zoning district) and the criteria for approval of a special use for modifications to previously approved planned districts per Article 1.4.G.
Disposition Summary
Approve the request for a driveway to Topside Road and a minor expansion of the right turn lane on the driveway to W Governor John Sevier Highway, subject to 5 conditions.

What's next?

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After the Planning Commission
Planning Commission decisions on Special Use (SU) cases are final unless appealed.

SU cases do not move forward to City Council unless the request is to remove a planned district designation from the zoning map.

Applicant

Kaity Wozek / Batson, Himes, Norvell & Poe


Case History

This program aims to increase transit in disadvantaged communities and reduce the impact of climate change. Knoxville-Knox County Planning, in partnership with KAT and the city, will develop a Transit-based Opportunities Map to identify locations for development along key transit corridors that target attainable housing and employment opportunities. Transit-oriented development (TOD) prioritizes efficient, equitable, sustainable development. It also helps reduce poverty and further benefit communities by:

  • Encouraging greater transit use,
  • Reducing automobile use,
  • Maximizing existing infrastructure
  • Reducing emissions, and
  • Providing mixed and low-income housing options.