Subdivision

Concept Plan

2-SB-23-C

Approved with conditions
by the Planning Commission

Approve the requested variance and alternative design standard based on the justification provided by the applicant and recommendations of the City of Knoxville Department of Engineering.

Approve the concept plan subject to 17 conditions (includes 2


See case notes below

Details

Request

Property Info

Case Notes

What's next?

Details of Action

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Approve the requested variance and alternative design standard based on the justification provided by the applicant and recommendations of the City of Knoxville Department of Engineering.

Approve the concept plan subject to 17 conditions (includes 2 additional conditions added at the meeting).

Applicant Request

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Subdivision
Buffat Mill Estates
Lots
290 (Split)
Proposed Density
4.12 du/ac
Residential?
Yes - SF

Variances

VARIANCES
1. Reduce the minimum intersection separation from 300 ft to 190 ft between the centerlines of Road 'A' and Locarno Drive.

ALTERNATIVE DESIGN STANDARDS REQUIRING KNOXVILLE-KNOX COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVAL
1. Increase the maximum road grade from 12 percent to 13 percent on Road 'A' between STA 3+07.27 and 7+90.27

ALTERNATIVE DESIGN STANDARDS REQUIRING CITY OF KNOXVILLE DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING APPROVAL
** See the Requested Variances and Alternative Design Standards memo attached to the staff report.


Property Information

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Location
5233 MCINTYRE RD

South side of Buffat Mill Rd, north side of McIntyre Rd, eastern terminus of Monte Vista Rd

Council District 4


Size
53.61 acres

Sector
East City

Land Use Designation? LDR (Low Density Residential), HP (Hillside Protection)


Currently on the Property
Agriculture/Forestry/Vacant Land

Growth Plan
N/A (Within City Limits)

Case Notes

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Staff Recommendation
Approve the requested variance and alternative design standard based on the justification provided by the applicant and recommendations of the City of Knoxville Department of Engineering.

Approve the concept plan subject to 15 conditions.

1. Connection to sanitary sewer and meeting any other relevant utility provider requirements.
2. Provision of a street name consistent with the Uniform Street Naming and Addressing System within the City of Knoxville (City Ord. 0-280-90).
3. Implementing the recommendations of the Buffat Mill Estates Transportation Impact Analysis (Ardurra, revised 3/29/2023) as required by the Knoxville Department of Engineering during the design plan phase (see Exhibit A).
4. Certifying that the required sight distance in both directions is available at the intersections of Buffat Mill Rd, McIntyre Rd, and, if required during the design plan phase, the interior intersections. Documentation shall be provided to and approved by the Knoxville Department of Engineering during the design plan phase.
5. Confirm that the road design complies with AASHTO standards during the design plan phase, with review and approval by the Knoxville Department of Engineering.
6. Provide sight distance easements on the final plat as required by the Knoxville Department of Engineering during the design plan phase.
7. Confirm that the land disturbance complies with the HP (Hillside Protection Overlay) zone district during the design plan phase.
8. Provide a right-of-way connection to the eastern right-of-way terminus of Monte Vista Rd from the southwestern intersection of Road 'A' and Road 'B'.
9. Provide a paved sidewalk from the southwestern intersection of Road 'A' and Road 'B' to the paved terminus of Monte Vista Rd. The sidewalk design shall meet the requirements of the Knoxville Department of Engineering during the design plan phase.
10. Installing all landscaping at the clubhouse as shown on the landscape plan (sheet L-1.0). Minor modifications that are in keeping with the landscape plan can be approved by Planning Commission staff during the design plan phase.
11. Meeting all applicable requirements of the City of Knoxville Zoning Ordinance.
12. Meeting all applicable requirements of the Knoxville Department of Engineering.
13. Before certification of the final plat for the subdivision, establish a property owners association or other legal entity responsible for maintaining common facilities, such as common areas, amenities, and/or stormwater drainage systems.
14. Placing a note on the final plat that all lots will have access only to the internal street system.
15. Meeting all applicable requirements of the Knoxville Utility Board regarding the placement of stormwater infrastructure or other site improvements, such as fences, in the powerline easement along the eastern lot line.
ADDED AT THE MEETING:
16. Re-vegetation of disturbed area as identified on the exhibit presented. Applicant will submit a re-vegetation plan to staff for staff approval.
17. The greenway (natural hiking path) is developed as identified in the plan.
Disposition Summary
Approve the requested variance and alternative design standard based on the justification provided by the applicant and recommendations of the City of Knoxville Department of Engineering.

Approve the concept plan subject to 17 conditions (includes 2

Details of Action
Approve the requested variance and alternative design standard based on the justification provided by the applicant and recommendations of the City of Knoxville Department of Engineering.

Approve the concept plan subject to 17 conditions (includes 2 additional conditions added at the meeting).

What's next?

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After the Planning Commission
Because of its location in the City, appeals will be heard by Knox County Chancery Court.
Appeals of Concept Plans and Final Plats are filed with Chancery CourtThe Process
Applicant

Buffat Mill Estates

RD Buffat, LLC


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.