Special Use

9-B-21-SU

Planning Staff Recommendation

Approve the request for a drive-through facility for a restaurant with approximately 1,800 sqft of floor area that is attached to a new convenience store with fuel pumps, subject to 11 conditions.


Request

Property Info

Case Notes

What's next?

Applicant Request

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Property Information

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Location
4315 Rutledge Pk.

West side of Rutledge Pike, south of Timothy Avenue

Council District 6


Size
1.38 acres

Sector
East City

Land Use Designation? MU-SD, EC-2 (Mixed Use Special District, Employment Center-2) & HP (Hillside Protection)


Currently on the Property
Convenience store with fuel pumps

Growth Plan
N/A

Case Notes

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Meeting the requirements of the principal use standards for drive-through facilities (Article 9.3.F) and gas stations (Article 9.3.O) of the City of Knoxville Zoning Ordinance.
Meeting the requirements of Article 13 (Signs) of the City of Knoxville Zoning Ordinance.
Meeting the requirements of Article 11 (Off-Street Parking) of the City of Knoxville Zoning Ordinance, including but not limited to providing an accessible route from the main entrance to the public right-of-way and providing terminal islands at the end of parking rows.
Installation of landscaping per the requirements of Article 12 (Landscaping) of the City of Knoxville Zoning Ordinance, including but not limited to the required perimeter landscape yard along the Rutledge Pike frontage (Section 12.5), interior parking lot landscaping (Section 12.6), and site landscaping (Section 12.7).
Implementation of the recommended improvements outlined in the Transportation Impact Study prepared by Cannon & Cannon, Inc. as revised on August 18, 2021, and as required by the City of Knoxville Department of Engineering and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). The design details and timing of the installation of the improvements shall be worked out with the City of Knoxville Department of Engineering and TDOT during permitting (see Exhibit B).
Acquiring the excess right-of-way south of the property from the Tennessee Department of Transportation where the full access driveway and "future parking area" are located.
The "future parking area" shown on the south side of the property may be reviewed and approved by Planning Commission staff and the City of Knoxville Department of Engineering to confirm compliance with the zoning standards. The future parking area was not reviewed as part of this submittal because of the lack of detailed information.
Meeting all applicable requirements of the City of Knoxville Department of Plans Review and Inspections.
Meeting all applicable requirements of the City of Knoxville Department of Engineering.
Meeting all applicable requirements of the Tennessee Department of Transportation.
Meeting all applicable requirements of the City of Knoxville Zoning Ordinance.




With the conditions noted above, this request meets the requirements of the C-G-1 zone, the principal use standards for drive-through facilities, and the criteria for approval of a special use.

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

Wes Carruthers