Use On Review

9-A-21-UR

Approved by the Planning Commission

Approve the request for an office warehouse structure with approximately 7,500 sqft of floor area for a contractor's office and maintenance shop, and a contractor's storage yard with approximately 37,500 sqft of outdoor storage area, subject to 8 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
1575 Harris Rd.

West side of Harris Road, northwest of Rutledge Pike

Commission District 8


Size
3.33 acres

Sector
Northeast County

Land Use Designation? O (Office)


Currently on the Property
Vacant land

Growth Plan
Urban Growth Area

Case Notes

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Approve the request for an office warehouse structure with approximately 7,500 sqft of floor area for a contractor's office and maintenance shop, and a contractor's storage yard with approximately 37,500 sqft of outdoor storage area, subject to 8 conditions.


Meeting all requirements of Article 4, Section 4.102 (Standards for the use-on-review approval of contractor's storage yards) in the Knox County Zoning Ordinance.
Providing a detailed landscape plan during permitting for review and approval by Planning Commission staff. The landscape plan shall detail the species and trunk diameter of the existing trees to remain and the species of any new plantings to meet the Type A landscape screening guidelines that are required along the shared lot line with adjacent residential uses per the zoning condition placed on the PC (Planned Commercial) zoning by Knox County Commission (10-I-19-RZ).
Installing all required 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.
Providing an opaque fence on all sides of the outdoor storage area with a minimum height of 8 feet.
All site lighting fixtures, pole mounted and attached to the building, shall be 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 revised lighting plan must be reviewed and approved by Planning Commission staff before building permits are issued.
Platting the parcel in approximately the same size and location as proposed. If the parcel is smaller than shown on the development plan (3.33 acres), the outdoor storage area must not exceed 40 percent of the parcel area and must maintain a 25-ft setback to all property lines per Article 4, Section 4.102 of the Knox County Zoning Ordinance.
Meeting all relevant 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 PC (Planned Commercial) district and the 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: October 11, 2021The process
Applicant

Brian Ewers