11-SB-22-C Sherri (37931), November 5, 2022 at 12:27 PM
I live on Jim Jones Ln without a red light with the amount of townhomes being built there will be close to impossible to crossover to go towards Knoxville between the hours of 6:30 - 8:30am & 3:15-6:30 pm! I sat approximately 10 minutes to cross & I was the only car! What is it going to be with a town home subdivision trying to leave for work or school?!? It will be backed up throughout the subdivision! Knox County/ TDOT is creating a nightmare worse than what’s already in Solway Community! Speed is a issue besides the amount of traffic that flows through daily!! There needs to be a better study than the one that has already been done because it was not accurate. WE NEED A RED LIGHT !
I am fully in support of these changes. Far too often variances are required to rebuild identically to the surrounding houses and neighborhood. The current zoning ordinance is designed for larger .25 acre lots and is not consistent with the fact that most older neighborhoods have 50' widths. There has been substantial investment and vetting of these changes through the "missing middle study", but unfortunately none of them have been implemented yet. Building more homes is the only solution to the housing crisis we face.
10-B-23-OA John (37931), October 1, 2023 at 10:32 PM
I am disappointed in the city proposal. Frist, it only applies to roughly 5-10% of the city zones, so any benefit is negligible to nothing. Its really a wasted opportunity to make meaningful changes. Second, the city proposal doesn't include changes for RN-5 or reduce setback issues in other traditional neighborhoods, which all typically have 50' lots. Many of the recommendations from the missing middle report are left out completely. So much more needs to be done to revise the zoning code to increase the supply of housing. Mr Marlows proposals are much better and the board should approve those instead.