Use On Review

6-I-21-UR

Approved by the Planning Commission

Approve the request for an outdoor self-storage facility with approximately 17,081 sqft of floor area, subject to 12 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
0 Beaver Ridge Rd.

South side of Beaver Ridge Road, north of Oak Ridge Highway

Commission District 6


Size
1.97 acres

Sector
Northwest County

Land Use Designation? MDR/O (Medium Density Residential / Office)


Currently on the Property
Vacant land

Growth Plan
Planned Growth Area

Case Notes

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Approve the request for an outdoor self-storage facility with approximately 17,081 sqft of floor area, subject to 12 conditions.

1. Meeting all applicable requirements of the Knox County Zoning Ordinance, including but not limited to signage (Section 3.90) and outdoor self-storage facilities (Section 4.93.01).
2. No illuminated wall signage shall face the residential uses to the north.
3. Providing full cut off light fixtures that are deflected, shaded, and focused away from all adjoining property, per section 4.93.03.D. of the Knox County Zoning Ordinance.
4. Installing landscaping adjacent to all building walls that face an adjoining lot, public right of way, or joint access easement, excluding areas with entrances to the storage units. The landscape areas must have a minimum depth of 5-FT and must include a minimum of one (1) ornamental tree per every twenty-five (25) feet adjoining building width or portion thereof, with a minimum of one (1) tree per planting area. Shrubs and/or ground cover plantings must cover the remainder of the planting.
5. The landscaping along the Beaver Ridge Road frontage shall be consistent with the landscaping being installed for the adjacent U-Haul facility that is currently under construction at 7630 Oak Ridge Highway.
6. Providing a revised landscape plan for review and approval by Planning Commission staff before building permits are issued.
7. Installation of all landscaping as shown on development plan and per the applications conditions above, within six months of the issuance of occupancy permits or posting a bond with the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works to guarantee such installation.
8. Combining the subject site with the adjacent U-Haul facility that is currently under construction at 7630 Oak Ridge Highway.
9. For all building walls that face an adjoining lot, public right of way, or joint access easement, excluding areas with entrances to the storage units, metal external cladding shall not be more than twenty-five (25) percent of the of any elevation and there must be a vertical articulation or a change of materials at minimum intervals of 30-FT. The materials used shall be consistent with the adjacent U-Haul facility that is under construction or a common material used in other buildings in this development. The revised building elevations are to be reviewed and approved by Planning Commission staff before building permits are issued.
10. Paving the driveway in the joint permanent easement to complete the connection along the south side of the property.
11. Adherence to the protective covenants recorded for this development.
12. Meeting all applicable requirements of the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works.

With the conditions noted, this plan meets the requirements for approval in the PC zone and the other criteria for approval of a use on review.

What's next?

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After the Planning Commission
Because of its location in the County, appeals will be heard by Knox County Board of Zoning Appeals.
Appeal to Knox County Code Administration Department by: August 9, 2021The process
Applicant

Amerco Real Estate Company