Special Use

7-C-21-SU

Approved by the Planning Commission

Approve the revisions to the master plan and development guidelines for the University of Tennessee Research Park at Cherokee Farm (FKA Cherokee Farm), subject to 7 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 , 2606 & 2641 Osprey Vista Way and 0, 1548 & 1600 Accelerator Way and 0 & 2704 Cherokee Farm Way and

West side of Alcoa Highway, west of Cherokee Trail

Council District 1


Size
145 acres

Sector
South County

Land Use Designation? CI (Civic Institutional) / W (Water) / HP (Hillside Protection) / SP (Stream Protection)


Currently on the Property
P-QP (Public / Quasi Public Land)

Growth Plan
N/A

Case Notes

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Approve the revisions to the master plan and development guidelines for the University of Tennessee Research Park at Cherokee Farm (FKA Cherokee Farm), subject to 7 conditions.

1. A revised Traffic Impact Study (TIS) will be required for any proposed development application that would exceed the development threshold of 600,000 sq. ft. if the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has not completed the interchange project at Alcoa Highway and Cherokee Trail/UT Medical Center exit. In the applicant's TIS update letter of November 3, 2014, 600,000 sq. ft. of development was identified as the threshold for an undesirable LOS (Level of Service) for the existing access to Alcoa Highway. The development plan for any future applications for development shall include the proposed development square footage and total approved development square footage for the campus (approved projects) to determine if the 600,000 sq. ft. threshold will be met or exceeded.
2. The development plans submitted shall provide running totals for building square footage and approved parking to verify that adequate parking will be available on the campus.
3. Meeting all applicable requirements of the City of Knoxville Department of Engineering.
4. Meeting all applicable requirements of the Tennessee Scenic Highway Act.
5. Proposed signage for the development is subject to approval by the Planning staff and the City of Knoxville staff.
6. Meeting all applicable requirements of the City of Knoxville Zoning Ordinance.
7. Any request to deviate from the approved Master Plan would require a special use approval from the Planning Commission.

With the conditions noted, the amendments to the adopted Master Plan meet the requirements of the former BP-1 zone, the previously approved development plan, and the criteria for approval of a special use for modifications to previously planned districts per Article 1.4.G.

What's next?

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After the Planning Commission
Planning Commission decisions on Special Use (SU) cases are final unless appealed.

SU cases do not move forward to City Council unless the request is to remove a planned district designation from the zoning map.

Applicant

John T. Rudolph