0 & 6513 Babelay Rd.
Northwest side of Babelay Road, east side of Harris Road, west side of Link Road
Commission District 8
Currently on the Property
Knoxville Utilities Board
Northeast Knox Utility District
Staff RecommendationApprove alternative design standards 1-2 based on the justifications provided by the applicant and the recommendations of the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works, and because the site conditions restrict compliance with the Subdivisio
1. Connection to sanitary sewer and meeting any other relevant requirements of the utility provider.
2. Provision of street names consistent with the Uniform Street Naming and Addressing System within Knox County (County Ord. 91-1-102).
3. All sidewalks and crosswalks within the public right-of-way shall meet the applicable ADA standards. The design details shall be worked out with Knox County Engineering and Public Works during the design plan phase.
4. Providing the sidewalk and/or pedestrian trail system (pedestrian system) that connects the Babelay Road and Harris Road access points as required by the Knox County Sidewalk Ordinance. Access to the pedestrian system shall be accommodated for all lots within the subdivision utilizing the minimal amount of on-street access as possible on the following road segments; the full length of Road' F', Road 'C' from the Road 'A' intersection to Road 'E' & Road' F' intersection, and the full length of Road 'A'. This access can be accommodated via a combination of sidewalks and additional connections to the proposed walking trail, or entirely with sidewalks on the road segments referenced above. The design details and timing of the installation of the pedestrian system shall be worked out with the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works during the design plan stage for the subdivision.
5. Implementing the recommendations outlined in the Babelay Subdivision Transportation Impact Analysis prepared by Fulghum MacIndoe (Revised 2/21/2022), as revised and approved by the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works and Planning staff (see Exhibit A). The design details and implementation of the recommendations shall be worked out with the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works during the design plan stage for the subdivision.
6. Providing the 25-ft common area along the Babelay Road and Link Road frontages where the adjacent lots do not meet the double frontage lot depth standard per Section 3.02.A.4. of the Subdivision Regulations.
7. Providing a minimum 200-ft sight distance easement as identified on the Concept Plan. The driveway on the lots must be located outside of the sight distance easement and shown on the plat, or the driveway must have a depth of 20-ft beyond the sight distance easement if it cannot be located outside of the sight distance easement.
8. Meeting all applicable requirements of the Knox County Zoning Ordinance.
9. Meeting all applicable requirements of the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works.
10. Providing a note on the final plat that all lots will have access to internal streets.
11. Submitting to Planning staff prior to final plat review by the Planning Commission or Planning staff, the certification of design plan approval form as required by the Knoxville-Knox County Subdivision Regulations.
12. Prior to certification of the final plat for the subdivision, establishing a property owners association that will be responsible for the maintenance of the common areas, amenities, and drainage system.
13. [ADDED 3/8/2022] Harris Road shall be widened to a consistent minimum of 18 feet. In the event of right of way or utility constraints prevent these improvements, the developer shall coordinate with Knox County to install suitable operational improvements such as guardrail, signage, striping, etc., to mitigate the additional traffic volumes.
Disposition SummaryApprove alternative design standards 1-2 based on the justifications provided by the applicant and the recommendations of the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works, and because the site conditions restrict compliance with the Subdivision Regulations and will not create a traffic hazard.
Approve the Concept Plan subject to 13 conditions.