Subdivision

Concept Plan

4-SC-24-C

Approved with conditions
by the Planning Commission

Approve the alternative design standards based on the justification provided by the applicant and recommendations of the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works.

Approve the Concept Plan subject to 11 conditions.


See case notes below

Request

Property Info

Case Notes

What's next?

Applicant Request

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Subdivision
Fox Road Subdivision
Lots
92 (Split)
Proposed Density
3.9 du/ac

Variances

ALTERNATIVE DESIGN STANDARDS REQUIRING KNOXVILLE-KNOX COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVAL
1) Increase the maximum road grade from 12% to 14.93% between STA 7+28.64 and 9+78.68 on Road 'B'.
2) Increase the maximum road grade from 12% to 13.18% between STA 3+07.41 and 6+15.11 on Road 'A'.
3) Increase the maximum road grade from 12% to 12.15% between STA 6+41.72 and 11+97.29 on Road 'A'.
4) Reduce horizontal curve radius from 250' to 200' between STA 4+76.39 and 5+56.93 on Road 'A'.
5) Reduce horizontal curve radius from 250' to 200' between STA 9+92.20 and 10+39.84 on Road 'A'.
6) Reduce horizontal curve radius from 250' to 200' between STA 3+56.86 and 6+16.23 on Road 'B'.


ALTERNATIVE DESIGN STANDARDS REQUIRING KNOX COUNTY ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC WORKS OR CITY OF KNOXVILLE ENGINEERING APPROVAL (PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVAL NOT REQUIRED)
1) Increase the maximum intersection grade from 1% to 1.20% at the intersection of Roads 'A' and 'B'. (County)
2) Increase the maximum intersection grade from 1% to 1.23% at the intersection of Roads 'B' and 'C'. (County)
3) Increase the maximum intersection grade from 1% to 2% at the intersection of Road 'B' and Fox Road. (City)
4) Reduce the right-of-way width from 50 ft to 40 ft for all roads. (County)


Property Information

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Location
0 FOX RD

Northeast side of Fox Rd, south of Castleglen Ln

Commission District 3


Size
23.36 acres

Sector
Southwest County

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


Currently on the Property
Single Family Residential, Agriculture/Forestry/Vacant Land

Growth Plan
Planned Growth Area

Case Notes

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Staff Recommendation
Approve the alternative design standards based on the justification provided by the applicant and recommendations of the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works.

Approve the Concept Plan subject to 11 conditions.

1) Connection to sanitary sewer and meeting other relevant utility provider requirements.
2) Provision of street names consistent with the Uniform Street Naming and Addressing System within Knox County (County Ord. 91-1-102).
3) Providing the stream buffers on the Final Plat, shown on lots 10-12, unless documentation to Knox County Engineering and Public Works during the design plan phase that this is a wet weather conveyance.
4) Implementing the recommendations of the Fox Road Subdivision Transportation Impact Study (AJAX Engineering, revised November 2022) as revised and approved by Planning and Knox County Engineering and Public Works staff.
5) Obtaining all necessary permits from the City of Knoxville for work within the Fox Road right-of-way.
6) Certifying that the required sight distance is available along Fox Road in both directions at the Road 'A' intersection, with documentation provided to the City of Knoxville Department of Engineering for review and approval during the design plan phase.
7) If any building construction is proposed within the 50' buffer area around the designated sinkholes/depressions (including the depressions), a geotechnical report must be prepared by a registered engineer to determine soil stability and that report must be submitted to the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works for consideration. Any construction in these areas is subject to approval by the County following review of the report. Engineered footings must be designed for these areas. For those lots that do not have a building site outside of the 50' buffer, approval by Knox County will be required prior to final plat approval. The sinkholes/depressions and 50' buffer shall be designated on the final plat even if they are approved to be filled.
8) The road right-of-way width shall be reviewed and approved by Knox County Engineering and Public Works during the design plan phase as an alternative design standard, in consultation with the utility district to ensure all infrastructure can be accommodated.
9) Providing 200-ft sight distance easements through curves with a horizontal radius of less than 200 ft, as required by Knox County Engineering and Public Works during the design plan phase. Driveways must have a depth of 20 ft past the sight distance easement.
10) Meeting all applicable requirements of the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works and the City of Knoxville Department of Engineering.
11) 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, private roads, and/or stormwater drainage systems.
Disposition Summary
Approve the alternative design standards based on the justification provided by the applicant and recommendations of the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works.

Approve the Concept Plan subject to 11 conditions.

What's next?

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After the Planning CommissionAppeals of Concept Plans and Final Plats are filed with Chancery CourtThe Process
Applicant

Fox Road Subdivision

Urban Engineering, Inc.


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.