June 8, 2023
Planning Commission meeting

Public Comments

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Carly (37918), May 14, 2023 at 9:36 AM
I used to live in Edgewood Park neighborhood a few years ago and moved in 2017. However I’m very familiar with this area. The drive through is going to cause additional traffic congestion and noise issues for the neighbors. I request that you please deny any sort of exceptions requested by Cookout. Perhaps a sit-down restaurant or other business would be nice here. There are really no sit-down options in the area and that could minimize traffic since it’s not a high-volume model. Please consider community requests before granting permission to Cookout to break ground. Thank you!
Zoe (37918), May 23, 2023 at 6:49 AM
Hello, I am a 19 year old girl who was aged out of the foster system. Me and my partner have had the luck of looking for a new home. Sadly, we have considered not even living in Tennessee. 3 years ago our loan would have approved the cost of most single family homes, however our government has allowed these cheap cookie cutter homes to be built and destroyed the land our unique ones once were. I am asking you to please stop them from causing more damage to Knoxville. They build these cookie cutter homes on our beautiful land and then sell them for $400k and no one who lives here can afford them, only these people from out of state. We have genuinely considered leaving because you are pushing us out. If more trees get bulldozed and more land gets dug up and more homes get built you can say goodbye to your unique Tennessee people and hello to all of these people from up north who are trying to escape the same damage you are causing. I am mad i am frustrated, and at 19 I am having to choose to leave my beautiful home that I grew up in. I love Knoxville but this is not Knoxville