Use On Review


Postponed by the Planning Commission


September 9, 2021

See case notes below


Property Info

Case Notes

What's next?

Applicant Request


Property Information

0 E. Meadecrest Dr.

Southeast side of the intersection of Walker Springs Road and E. Meadecrest Drive

Commission District 3

1.60 acres

Northwest County

Land Use Designation? MDR (Medium Density Residential)

Currently on the Property
Vacant land

Growth Plan
Planned Growth Area

Case Notes

Postpone the application to the September 9, 2021 Planning Commission meeting as requested by the applicant.

The applicant is requesting a 20-ft peripheral setback along the E. Meadecrest Drive (west lot line) and Walker Springs Road (north lot line) frontages and a 15-ft peripheral setback along the south and east lot lines.

Connection to sanitary sewer and meeting any other relevant requirements of the utility provider.
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.
Installing the proposed landscaping within six months of issuance of an occupancy permit for the project, or posting a bond with the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works to guarantee such installation.
If site lighting is proposed for the parking area and other common area fixtures, pole-mounted lights shall be no taller than 15-ft. All site lighting shall utilize full cut-off fixtures or have housing shields to direct the light toward the ground and to restrict the light source from being visible from the adjacent residential properties. The lighting plan must be reviewed and approved by Planning staff before the associated permits are issued.
The final design of the garage structure shall be reviewed and approved by Planning staff before building permits are issued. The design of the structure shall be in-keeping with the attached preliminary architectural renderings. The exterior materials shall be consistent with the houses on the site or of a higher quality and/or durability.
Obtaining all applicable permits from gas transmission pipeline operators that are located on the site.
Meeting all applicable requirements of the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works.
Meeting all applicable requirements of the Knox County Zoning Ordinance.

With the noted conditions, this plan meets the requirements for approval in the PR (Planned Residential) district and the criteria for approval of a use-on-review.

What's next?

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: October 11, 2021The process

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