TTCDA

Building Permit

8-A-23-TOB

Recommended for approval
by the Planning Commission


See case notes below

Details

Request

Property Info

Case Notes

Details of Action

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Staff reccomends the following actions on the required waivers from the Design Guidelines:
1. Approve the waiver to reduce the required 100-ft setback when the property abuts a residential zone since the proposed use is similar to a medium density residential development and would retain a non-distrbance area.
2. Approve the waiver to reduce the minimum number of parking spaces from 99 to 40 to allow compliance with the Knox County Zoning Ordinance standards and avoid a parking lot larger than is necessary.
3. Approve the waiver to increase the lighting levels as listed below due to safety and security concerns, in particular relating to the unique nature of the facility.
a. Building entries from 5.0 footcandle (fc)s to up to 14.3 fc.
b. Approve the waiver to increase the lighting level on sidewalks from 1.0 fc to 20.5 fc.
C. Approve the waiver to increase the lighting level in parking areas from 2.5 fc to 12.8.
D. Approve the waiver to increase the lighting level in the entry drive from 1.0 fc to 12.9 fc.

Staff recommends approval of this request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for a building permit, subject to six conditions:

1) Obtaining Planning Commission approval of the use on review case associated with this request prior to applying for permits. A request for development plan approval is on August 10, 2023. Planning Commission agenda (Case 8-C-23-UR).
2) Installation of all landscaping as shown on development plan within six months of the issuance of an occupancy permit, or posting a bond with the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works to guarantee such installation.
3) Meeting all applicable requirements of the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works.
4) Meeting all applicable requirements of the Knox County Zoning Ordinance.
5) Obtaining TTCDA approval of signage in a separate application if additional signage is desired in the future.
6) Preservation of existing vegetation along shared lot lines with residential uses as identified on the site plans.

Applicant Request

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Variances

1. Reduce the required 100-ft setback when the property abuts a residential zone to 60 feet.
2. Reduce the minimum number of parking spaces required from 99 to 40.
3. Increase the lighting level at building entries from 5.0 footcandle (fc)s to up to 14.3 fc.
4. Increase the lighting level on sidewalks from 1.0 fc to 20.5 fc.
5. Increase the lighting level in parking areas from 2.5 fc to 12.8 fc.
6. Increase the lighting level in the entry drive from 1.0 fc to 12.9 fc.


Property Information

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Location
2433 Reagan Rd.

West side of Reagan Rd, north of Hardin Valley Rd.

Commission District 6


Size
15.16 acres

Sector
Northwest City

Land Use Designation? MDR (Medium Density Residential)


Currently on the Property
Agriculture/forest/vacant

Case Notes

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Staff Recommendation

Staff reccomends the following actions on the required waivers from the Design Guidelines:
1. Approve the waiver to reduce the required 100-ft setback when the property abuts a residential zone since the proposed use is similar to a medium density residential development and would retain a non-distrbance area.
2. Approve the waiver to reduce the minimum number of parking spaces from 99 to 40 to allow compliance with the Knox County Zoning Ordinance standards and avoid a parking lot larger than is necessary.
3. Approve the waiver to increase the lighting levels as listed below due to safety and security concerns, in particular relating to the unique nature of the facility.
A. Building entries from 5.0 footcandle (fc)s to up to 14.3 fc.
B. Approve the waiver to increase the lighting level on sidewalks from 1.0 fc to 20.5 fc.
C. Approve the waiver to increase the lighting level in parking areas from 2.5 fc to 12.8.
D. Approve the waiver to increase the lighting level in the entry drive from 1.0 fc to 12.9 fc.

Staff recommends approval of this request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for a building permit, subject to six conditions:

1) Obtaining Planning Commission approval of the use on review case associated with this request prior to applying for permits. A request for development plan approval is on August 10, 2023. Planning Commission agenda (Case 8-C-23-UR).
2) Installation of all landscaping as shown on development plan within six months of the issuance of an occupancy permit, or posting a bond with the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works to guarantee such installation.
3) Meeting all applicable requirements of the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works.
4) Meeting all applicable requirements of the Knox County Zoning Ordinance.
5) Obtaining TTCDA approval of signage in a separate application if additional signage is desired in the future.
6) Preservation of existing vegetation along shared lot lines with residential uses as identified on the site plans.
Details of Action
Staff reccomends the following actions on the required waivers from the Design Guidelines:
1. Approve the waiver to reduce the required 100-ft setback when the property abuts a residential zone since the proposed use is similar to a medium density residential development and would retain a non-distrbance area.
2. Approve the waiver to reduce the minimum number of parking spaces from 99 to 40 to allow compliance with the Knox County Zoning Ordinance standards and avoid a parking lot larger than is necessary.
3. Approve the waiver to increase the lighting levels as listed below due to safety and security concerns, in particular relating to the unique nature of the facility.
a. Building entries from 5.0 footcandle (fc)s to up to 14.3 fc.
b. Approve the waiver to increase the lighting level on sidewalks from 1.0 fc to 20.5 fc.
C. Approve the waiver to increase the lighting level in parking areas from 2.5 fc to 12.8.
D. Approve the waiver to increase the lighting level in the entry drive from 1.0 fc to 12.9 fc.

Staff recommends approval of this request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for a building permit, subject to six conditions:

1) Obtaining Planning Commission approval of the use on review case associated with this request prior to applying for permits. A request for development plan approval is on August 10, 2023. Planning Commission agenda (Case 8-C-23-UR).
2) Installation of all landscaping as shown on development plan within six months of the issuance of an occupancy permit, or posting a bond with the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works to guarantee such installation.
3) Meeting all applicable requirements of the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works.
4) Meeting all applicable requirements of the Knox County Zoning Ordinance.
5) Obtaining TTCDA approval of signage in a separate application if additional signage is desired in the future.
6) Preservation of existing vegetation along shared lot lines with residential uses as identified on the site plans.
Applicant

John A. Anderson SITE, Inc.