October, 2021
Planning Commission
Meeting Information

Below is the monthly archive for the October 14, 2021, Planning Commission meeting, including the final agenda, case files, and all correspondence for each case.

Agenda

Minutes

CCTV Recording

Agenda Updates
Updates to the October, 2021 meeting materials and/or the agenda itself were made available below.
Automatic Postponements / Withdrawals
Items listed on the current agenda that have been postponed until a future meeting.
Agenda Review Meeting
Scheduled for 11:30 a.m.
Commissioners meet to discuss the items to be heard at the monthly meeting. Open to the public.
Requests for Postponements / Withdrawals / Tablings
Items requiring a vote of the Planning Commission to be postponed, withdrawn, or tabled during the meeting.

Actions from the October, 2021 meeting

7-C-21-SU Approved

Approve the revisions to the master plan and development guidelines for the University of Tennessee Research Park at Cherokee Farm (FKA Cherokee Farm), subject to 7 conditions.


8-L-21-RZ Approved

Approve C-G-1 (General Commercial) zoning because it is an extension of that zoning and is more compatible with the surrounding area than the current zoning.


10-A-21-AC Approved

Approve closure of the unnamed alley from the southeastern side of parcel 069EB01502 to the southeast corner of parcel 069EB017 since it is undeveloped and is not in use.


10-A-21-OB No Action

Nominating Committee Lead Commissioner Tim Hill announced the committee’s slate of officers for the calendar year 2022: For Chair: Commissioner Pat Philips for a one year term For Vice Chair: Commissioner Scott Smith for a 6-month term There were no additional nominations from the floor.


10-A-21-PA Approved

Approve the One Year Plan amendment to the GC (General Commercial) land use classification because it is an extension of that land use class and is compatible with development in the area.


10-A-21-RZ Approved

Approve C-N (Neighborhood Commercial) zoning because it would allow for additional commercial development at an existing walkable commercial node.


10-A-21-SP Approved

Approve the West City Sector Plan amendment to the GC (General Commercial) land use classification because it is an extension of that land use class and is compatible with development in the area.


10-A-21-SU Approved

Approve the Master Sign Plan for Fort Sanders Regional Medical as proposed, subject to 5 conditions.


10-A-21-UR Approved

Approve the development plan for a bed and breakfast with up to 2 guest bedrooms in the historic Boyd-Harvey House, and 1 guest bedroom in the existing carriage house, subject to the following conditions.


10-B-21-PA Approved

Approve the One Year Plan amendment to NC (Neighborhood Commercial) because it is a minor extension of an existing neighborhood commercial node.


10-B-21-RZ Approved

Approve RN-2 (Single-Family Residential) zoning because it is compatible with the Sector Plan and existing zoning in the area.


10-B-21-SP Approved

Approve the South City Sector Plan amendment for NC (Neighborhood Commercial) land use classification because it is a minor extension of an existing neighborhood commercial node.


10-B-21-SU Approved

Approve the request for the nightclub with approximately 19,100 sqft of floor area in the C-G-3 (General Commercial) zoning district, subject to 2 conditions.


10-B-21-UR Approved

Approve the request to expand the existing surface mining and mineral extraction operation as described in the Mining Plan of Operations (Amendment II) for BWI Forks of The River Quarry and as shown in Appendix C, Plan of Operations Map South, subject to 11 conditions.


10-C-21-PA Approved

Approve the One Year Plan amendment to HI (Heavy Industrial) to allow re-utilization of a grayfield site in an area well served by highway and rail, and to provide a diverse job base for city residents.


10-C-21-RZ Approved

Approve I-H (Heavy Industrial) zoning because it is compatible with other zoning in the area and is consistent with the Sector Plan description of where I-H (Heavy Industrial) zoning should be situated in the Central City.


10-C-21-SP Approved

Approve the Central City Sector Plan amendment to HI (Heavy Industrial) because the property has suitable access to highway and rail and can support the need to provide diverse economic and employment opportunities.


10-C-21-UR Approved

Approve the request for up to 8 duplex structures (16 dwelling units) on individual lots, subject to 1 condition.


10-D-21-PA Approved

Approve the One Year Plan amendment to the MDR (Medium Density Residential) land use classification and HP (Hillside Protection) because it is consistent with other land use classes in the area and allows development that is compatible with other development along Lonas Drive.


10-D-21-RZ Approved

Approve PR (Planned Residential) zoning up to 3 du/ac because it is consistent with the adjacent recently approved zoning.


10-D-21-SP Approved

Approve the Northwest County Sector Plan amendment to GC (General Commercial)/HP (Hillside Protection) because it is a minor extension of existing commercial adjacent to the improved Schaad Road/Oak Ridge Highway intersection.


10-D-21-SU Approved

Approve the request for three two-family dwellings in the RN-2 zone, subject to 4 conditions.


10-E-21-PA Approved

Approve the One Year Plan amendment to the MDR/O (Medium Density Residential/Office) land use classification because it allows development that is compatible with other development on Deane Hill Drive.


10-E-21-RZ Approved

Approve CA (General Business) zoning because it is a minor extension of the commercial node that has been established since 2017.


10-E-21-SP Approved

Approve the Northwest City Sector Plan amendment to the MDR (Medium Density Residential) land use classification and HP (Hillside Protection) because it is consistent with other land use classes in the area and allows development that is compatible with other development along Lonas Drive.


10-E-21-UR Approved

Approve the development plan for up to 90 detached dwelling units on individual lots and a reduction of the peripheral setback from 35-ft to 30-ft along the northwest boundary of the development where adjacent to PR (Planned Residential) zoning only, subject to 2 conditions.


10-F-21-PA Approved

Approve the One Year Plan amendment to the GC (General Commercial) and SP (Stream Protection) land use classification because it is a minor extension of that land use class.


10-F-21-RZ Approved

Approve RN-3 (General Residential Neighborhood) and HP (Hillside Protection Overlay) zoning because it is compatible with other zoning in the area and is consistent with the General Plan.


10-F-21-SP Approved

Approve the South County Sector Plan amendment to MDR/O (Medium Density Residential/Office) land use classification because it provides a transitional land use between the highway corridor and the adjacent single family residential neighborhoods and based on improvements on Alcoa Highway and overall changing conditions.


10-F-21-UR Approved

Approve the development plan for up to 51 attached and 2 detached dwelling units on individual lots and a reduction of the peripheral setback from 35-ft to 25-ft along the west boundary of lots 24-41, subject to 1 condition.


10-G-21-PA Approved

Approve SWMUD-1 (South Waterfront Mixed Use District 1) / HP (Hillside Protection) because it is a minor extension of the land use classification.


10-G-21-RZ Approved

Approve PR (Planned Residential) zoning up to 21 du/ac because it is a minor extension of the medium density residential zoning.


10-G-21-SP Approved

Approve the Northwest City Sector Plan amendment to GC (General Commercial) & HP (Hillside Protection) for all of Parcel 31 and the southern portion of Parcel 31.01 as shown on Exhibit A, because it is a minor extension and is consistent with existing development that borders Oak Ridge Highway.


10-G-21-UR Approved

APPROVE the development plan for a self-service storage facility with a total building area of approximately 96,200 square feet in the CA and PC zones, subject to 4 conditions:


10-H-21-PA Denied

Deny the One Year Plan amendment to the MDR (Medium Density Residential) land use classification because it does not meet any of the criteria for a plan amendment.


10-H-21-RZ Approved

Approve C-G-3 (General Commercial) / T0-1 (Technology Overlay) zoning because it is in compliance with the Northwest County Sector Plan’s land use designation and is not expected to cause any adverse impacts.


10-H-21-SP Approved

Approve the West City Sector Plan amendment to the MDR/O (Medium Density Residential/Office) land use classification because it allows development that is compatible with other development on Deane Hill Drive.


10-H-21-UR Approved

Approve the requested restaurant uses with a combined gross floor area of approximately 8,600 square feet and approximately 1,900 sqft of outdoor patio seating, subject to 8 conditions.


10-I-21-SP Approved

Approve the Southwest County Sector Plan amendment to the GC (General Commercial) and SP (Stream Protection) land use classification because it is a minor extension of that land use class.


10-J-21-RZ Approved

Approve CA (General Business) zoning for all of Parcel 31 and the southern portion of Parcel 31.01 as shown in Exhibit A, because it is an extension of existing CA zoning and is consistent with existing development that borders Oak Ridge Highway.


10-J-21-SP Approved

Approve the South City Sector Plan amendment to MU-SD, SC-1 (Mixed Use Special District, South Waterfront District) / HP (Hillside Protection) because it is a minor extension of the adjacent land use designation.


10-K-21-RZ Approved

Approve C-G-2 (General Commercial) zoning because it is consistent with the Central City Sector Plan’s land use designation and will allow mixed use development in this building consistent with the approved concept plan that could service the surrounding community.


10-K-21-SP Denied

Deny the East City Sector Plan amendment to the MDR (Medium Density Residential) land use classification because it does not meet any of the criteria for a plan amendment.


10-L-21-RZ Approved

Approve RN-5 (General Residential Neighborhood) zoning because it is compatible with other zoning in the area and is consistent with the General Plan.


10-M-21-RZ Approved

Approve C-H-2 (General Commercial) zoning because it is a minor extension of that zoning and is consistent with the General Plan.


10-M-21-SP Approved

Approve a Northwest County Sector Plan amendment to MU-CC (Mixed Use Community Commercial) and SP (Stream Protection) because of an error in the plan.


10-N-21-RZ Approved

Approve SW-2 (South Waterfront River Rd, Goose Creek Row and Island Home Ave) / HP (Hillside Protection Overlay) zoning because it is minor extension of the existing zoning pattern.



10-P-21-RZ Denied

Deny RN-4 (General Residential) zoning because it does not meet all of the criteria for a rezoning.


10-S-21-RZ Approved as Modified

Approve CA (General Business) zoning because it is a continuation of what is already there.


10-SA-21-C Approved

Approve alternative design standards 1-4 on the recommendations of the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works and because the site conditions restrict compliance with the Subdivision Regulations and the proposed variances will not create a traffic hazard. Approve the Concept Plan subject to 7 conditions.


10-SA-21-F Approved

Approve Variance APPROVE Final Plat


10-SB-21-F Approved

Approve Variances 1 & 2 APPROVE Final Plat


10-SC-21-C Approved

Approve the Concept Plan subject to 11 conditions.


10-SD-21-C Approved

Approve the variance because the site conditions restrict compliance with the Subdivision Regulations and the proposed variance will not create a traffic hazard. Approve the Concept Plan subject to 7 conditions.


10-A-21-SNC Approved

Approve the street name change of Burge Avenue to Elston Turner Drive since it is not a duplication and meets all requirements of the City of Knoxville Street Naming and Addressing Ordinance.


11-A-21-WCF Approved