0 Commons Point Dr.
Northwest end of Centerpoint Dr., northwest of Commons Point Dr. and northeast of Sugarfield Ln
Commission District 3
Land Use Designation? MU-SD, NWCO-4 (Mixed Use Special District)
Currently on the Property
Staff RecommendationStaff recommends approval of the following required waivers from the Design Guidelines:
1) Increase the floor area ratio (FAR) from 30% to 33.7%. Staff supports approval of this waiver since the overage is minimal.
2) Increase the lighting levels in parking areas from 2.5 fc to 5.6 fc since the overages occur directly beneath light poles in centralized locations to minimize trip hazards, provide additional safety for drivers and pedestrians, and increase security.
3) Increase the lighting levels within driveways and streets from 0.5 fc to 2.4 fc at the roundabout to increase safety for drivers and potential pedestrians.
4) Increase the lighting level at the sidewalk near the roundabout and Building N from 1.0 fc to 6.0 fc and along paths and sidewalks generally to 1.6 fc to minimize trip hazards and provide additional safety for pedestrians.
5) Increase the lighting levels within 20 feet of a residential zone at the amenity area on the southwestern property line from 0.2 fc to 1.2 fc to provide additional security and safety.
Staff recommends approval of this request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for a building permit, subject to seven conditions:
1) Implementation of the street and intersection improvements and recommendations outlined in the Traffic Impact Study prepared by Ajax Engineering and approved by the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works and Planning Commission staff. The design details and timing of the installation of the improvements shall be worked out with the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works during the design plan stage for the subdivision.
2) Installation of all sidewalks as identified on the concept plan. Sidewalks shall meet all applicable requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works. A bond shall be provided to the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works by the developer in an amount sufficient to guarantee the installation of the sidewalks.
3) Installation of all landscaping, as shown on the landscape plan, within six months of issuance of occupancy permits for the project, or posting a bond with the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works, to guarantee such installation.
4) Provision of street names which are consistent with the Uniform Street Naming and Addressing system Ordinance (Ord. 91-1-102).
5) Connecting the development to sanitary sewer, as well as meeting other applicable requirements of the Knox County Health Department.
6) Meeting all applicable requirements of the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works.
7) Meeting all applicable requirements of the Knox County Zoning Ordinance.