Use On Review


Recommended for denial
by the Planning Commission


See case notes below



Property Info

Case Notes

What's next?

Details of Action


Applicant Request


Property Information

7709 Westland Dr

North side of Westland Dr., west side of Morrell Rd.

Council District 2

5.71 acres

West City

Currently on the Property
Knox County Association of Baptists facility

Growth Plan
Urban Growth Area (Inside City Limits)

Case Notes

Staff Recommendation
APPROVE the development plan for a monopole telecommunications tower subject to 9 conditions.
1) Reducing the height of the tower to 125' (Applicant originally requested 170') and utilizing the flagpole tower design included in the applicant's revised application drawings with all antenna arrays to be within the pole.
2) Installing a landscape buffer along the eastern and western property lines as identified in Exhibit A (attached). The landscape buffer shall be comprised of leyland cypress and/or red cedar trees on 10' centers with an installed height of 6'-8'.
3) Installing the proposed landscaping as shown on the landscape plan, and the tree buffer identified above, within six months of the tower becoming operational.
4) Since the FAA does not require any lighting for this facility, there shall be no lighting on the tower.
5) At the time of the request for a building permit, posting a bond or other approved financial surety that would ensure the removal of the tower if it is abandoned.
6) Meeting all applicable requirements of the Knoxville Zoning Ordinance.
7) Meeting all applicable requirements of the Knoxville Department of Engineering.
8) Meeting all applicable requirements of the Knoxville City Arborist.
9) A revised site plan, reflecting the conditions of approval must be submitted to MPC staff prior to issuance of any building permits for the project.

With the conditions noted, the request meets all requirements for approval of a use-on-review.
Disposition Summary
Details of Action

What's next?

As a Use On Review case, the Planning Commission's decision is final, and it will not be heard by a legislative body unless it is appealed.

The appeal deadline - October 26, 2001 - has passed.

The Process

National Wireless Construction, LLC

Case History