8-C-22-SP Philip (37938), July 29, 2022 at 9:29 AM
I would not be opposed to Mr. Grissom getting a variance or something like that but I would be opposed to rezoning this whole area. This is a nice rural area this was part of the reason I moved here in 2016.
8-C-22-SP Denise (37938), August 2, 2022 at 8:31 AM
I am not necessarily opposed to Mr Grissom operating the business with restrictions to limit the visibility of commercial vehicles, dumpster, and equipment, but as an adjacent property owner I am opposed to a commercial rezoning. If a variance is issued, we request restrictions on the business to maintain the integrity of a residential zoned area.
8-C-22-SP Leon and Carol (37938), August 2, 2022 at 12:26 PM
We oppose the amendment to the sector plan and rezoning to commercial. There is no reason to amend the sector plan for a 3 1/2 acre parcel. The commercial zones are several miles away. The owner has been operating this business on the property for years and stored heating/cooling units out in the open, parks his work trucks, and employee vehicles on the property. It is an eyesore. The property also shares an easement with the property behind it. This has caused some problems with trucks blocking the driveway. It seems that rezoning this to commercial will be detrimental to our property values, and what would happen if the owner decides to sell his property if it is zoned commercial?
8-C-22-SP Charlene (37938), August 3, 2022 at 3:09 PM
Mr. Grissom led me to believe he was asking the planning commission for a variance to continue operating his business and not rezoning his property to commercial. I do not object to a variance to continue to operate his business within Knox County guidelines; however, I do oppose this property, or any other property in this residential zone, being zoned as commercial. Please vote NO.