May, 2022
Planning Commission
Meeting Information

Below is the monthly archive for the May 12, 2022, Planning Commission meeting, including the final agenda, case files, and all correspondence for each case.

Agenda

Minutes

Video Recording

Agenda Updates
Updates to the May, 2022 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Items requiring a vote of the Planning Commission to be postponed, withdrawn, or tabled during the meeting.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 May, 2022 meeting

4-B-22-UR Approved

Approve the request for an office-warehouse development in the PC (Planned Commercial) zone, subject to five conditions.


4-SB-22-F Approved

Approve the variance reducing the right-of-way width to 25 ft wide so that it matches up with the longer portion of the previously approved 25-ft wide joint permanent easement since there is not much distance left before the access terminates. Approve the subdivision plat because it is in compliance with the subdivision regulations.


5-A-22-OB Approved

Staff recommends approval of the City of Knoxville Capital Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2023-2028.


5-A-22-RZ Postponed

Postponed - heard at the July, 2022 Planning Commission meeting


5-A-22-SC Denied

Deny closure of the section of Superior Street between Lay Avenue and parcels 082KK018 and 082LB001 since it would deny the opportunity for enhanced connectivity in the future that could be achieved by extending Superior Street.


5-A-22-SP Postponed

Postponed - heard at the July, 2022 Planning Commission meeting


5-A-22-SU Approved

Approve the request to reduce the front building setback for lots 1-16 located at Highlands at Clear Springs Unit 1 subject to 2 conditions.


5-A-22-UR Approved

Approve the development plan subject to 1 condition.


5-B-22-OB No Action

Commissioner Jeff Roth presented the nominating committee’s slate of officers for the 2022-2023 term as follows: Chair: Commissioner Tim Hill Vice chair: Commissioner Chris Ooten There were no other nominations from the floor. There was no action taken.


5-B-22-RZ Approved

Approve RN-2 (Single-Family Residential Neighborhood) zoning because it is consistent with the sector plan.


5-B-22-SP Postponed

Postponed - heard at the July, 2022 Planning Commission meeting


5-B-22-UR Approved

Approve the use of a garage apartment and proposal to phase development allowing the applicant to construct and live in the proposed garage apparment while constructing the single family dwelling.


5-C-22-RZ Withdrawn

Recommend withdrawal as requested by the applicant.


5-C-22-SP Denied

Deny the sector plan amendment to LDR (Low Density Residential) because of the topographical constraints on the property.


5-C-22-UR Approved

Approve the development plan for up to 33 attached dwelling units on individual lots, subject to 2 conditions.


5-D-22-RZ Postponed

Postponed - heard at the July, 2022 Planning Commission meeting


5-D-22-UR Approved

Approve the development plan for up to 30 detached dwellings on individual lots, subject to 1 condition.


5-E-22-RZ Approved

Approve PR (Planned Residential) zoning up to 2 du/ac because it consistent with the surrounding development and the steep topographical challenges of this area.


5-E-22-UR Approved

Approve the request for an office-warehouse development in the PC (Planned Commercial) / BP (Business Park) zone, subject to five conditions.


5-F-22-RZ Approved

Approve RA (Low Density Residential) zoning because it is consistent with the sector plan and existing development in the area.


5-F-22-UR Withdrawn


5-G-22-RZ Approved

Approve PR (Planned Residential) zoning up to 4 du/ac because it is consistent with the sector plan and existing development in the area.


5-G-22-UR Approved

Approve the request for a dance studio subject to 3 conditions.


5-H-22-RZ Approved

Approve OB/TO (Office, Medical, and Related Services / Technology Overlay) zone because it is consistent with the sector plan and surrounding development.


5-H-22-UR Approved as Modified

Approve the development plan for up to 17 detached dwellings on individual lots, as requested by the applicant, subject to 1 condition, per staff recommendation.


5-I-22-RZ Approved

Approve PR (Planned Residential) zoning up to 4 dwelling units per acre because it is consistent with the sector plan and existing development in the area.


5-J-22-RZ Approved

Approve RA (Low Density Residential) zoning because it is consistent with the sector plan and trend of development in the area.


5-K-22-RZ Approved

Approve PR (Planned Residential) zoning with up to 5 du/ac because it is consistent with the sector plan and surrounding residential development.


5-L-22-RZ Approved as Modified

Approve PR (Planned Residential) zoning up to 3.3 du/ac.


5-M-22-RZ Approved

Approve PR (Planned Residential) up to 5 du/ac because it is consistent with the surrounding development.


5-N-22-RZ Approved

Approve OB/TO (Office, Medical, and Related Services / Technology Overlay) zoning because it is consistent with the surrounding development.


5-O-22-RZ Approved

Approve PR (Planned Residential) zoning up to 3 du/ac because it is compatible with surrounding development and consistent with the sector plan, subject to 2 conditions.


5-SA-22-C Approved

Approve the requested variance and alternative design standard based on the justifications provided by the applicant, the recommendations of the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works, and the proposal will not create a safety hazard. Approve the Concept Plan subject to 8 conditions.


5-SA-22-F Approved

Approve the variance to allow the remainder of lot 1 as shown on plat without surveying all of lot 1 to increase pedestrian safety. Approve the subdivision plat because surveying the remainder of the Church property is not needed to transfer ownership of parcel 121AB009, and the plat is in compliance with the subdivision regulations.


5-SB-22-C Approved

Approve the requested variances based on the justifications provided by the applicant, the recommendations of the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works, and the proposal will not create a safety hazard. Approve the Concept Plan subject to 6 conditions.


5-SB-22-F Approved

Approve the variance to reduce the required utility and drainage easement area as noted on the plat in insets A and B to accommodate site improvements and increase pedestrian safety. Approve the subdivision plat because it is in compliance with the subdivision regulations.


5-SC-22-C Approved

Approve the requested variances based on the justifications provided by the applicant, the recommendations of the City of Knoxville Department of Engineering, and the proposal will not create a safety hazard. Approve the Concept Plan subject to 9 conditions.


5-SC-22-F Approved

Approve the variance to eliminate the utility and drainage easement area along the southwestern lot line to allow for stormwater infrastructure improvements and mitigate potential flooding. Approve the subdivision plat because it is in compliance with the subdivision regulations.


5-SD-22-C Approved

Deny variance #1 based on the rationale provided in the staff comments. Approve variance #2 and the requested alternative design standards based on the justifications provided by the applicant, the recommendations of the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works, and the proposal will not create a safety hazard. Approve the Concept Plan subject to 11 conditions.


5-SD-22-F Postponed

Postponed - heard at the June, 2022 Planning Commission meeting


5-SE-22-C Postponed

Postponed - heard at the June, 2022 Planning Commission meeting


5-SF-22-C Approved

APPROVE the Concept Plan subject to 6 conditions.