July, 2022
Planning Commission
Meeting Information

Below is the monthly archive for the July 14, 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 July, 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Items requiring a vote of the Planning Commission to be postponed, withdrawn, or tabled during the meeting.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 July, 2022 meeting

4-A-22-PD Approved

Approve the preliminary plan for the Historic Giffin Square planned development, including approval of the requested exceptions to the underlying zoning’s dimensional and use standards, subject to 4 conditions:


4-E-22-UR Approved

Approve the development plan for an attached residential subdivision with up to 9 lots, a peripheral setback of 25 ft along the side lot lines for lots 1 and 3, and a 10 front yard setback when the front lot line is adjacent to the common parking lots, subject to 2 conditions.


4-SC-22-C Approved

Approve the Concept Plan and the use of an Alternative Access Standard via a Permanent Cross Access Easement, subject to 9 conditions.


5-A-22-RZ Tabled

Recommend tabling this item until a traffic impact letter is submitted.


5-A-22-SP Tabled

Recommend tabling this item until a traffic impact letter is submitted.


5-B-22-SP Withdrawn

Withdraw the plan amendment at the request of the applicant.


5-D-22-RZ Withdrawn

Withdraw the rezoning at the request of the applicant.


6-B-22-UR Approved

Approve the development plan for an attached residential subdivision with up to 27 lots and reduction of the peripheral setback to 15 ft to 25 ft as described in the staff comments, subject to 2 conditions.


6-G-22-OA Approved

Staff recommends approval of amendments to the Knoxville Code, Appendix B, Zoning Code, Article 9.3.F.6, Principal Use Standards Associated with Drive-Through Facility as presented in Exhibit 2.


6-G-22-UR Approved

Approve the development plan for a residential subdivision with up to 91 attached dwellings and 5 detached dwellings, a reduction of the peripheral setback to 25 ft, and an 18.5 ft front yard setback for lots 29-54, subject to 4 conditions.


6-SB-22-C Approved

Approve the requested variances and 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 and the curbless private road, subject to 8 conditions.


6-SD-22-C Approved

Approve the requested variances and 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 15 conditions.


7-A-22-OB No Action

Commission Chair Tim Hill appointed the following commissioners to serve on the Executive Committee with himself and Vice Chair Chris Ooten: Commissioner Pat Phillips, Commissioner Jeff Roth, Commissioner Karyn Adams


7-A-22-PA Approved

Approve the one year plan amendment to MDR/O (Medium Density Residential/Office) and HP (Hillside Protection) because it provides a transitional land use between the office and industrial uses and the adjacent residential area.


7-A-22-RZ Approved

Approve I-MU (Industrial Mixed-Use) zoning because it is consistent with the sector plan and with surrounding development.


7-A-22-SP Approved

Approve the sector plan amendment to NC (Neighborhood Commercial) because it is consistent with the adjacent development.


7-A-22-SU Approved

Approve the request for a two-family dwelling in the RN-2 zone, subject to 2 conditions.


7-A-22-UR Approved

Approve the development plan for a residential subdivision with up to 83 attached dwellings and 3 detached dwellings and a reduction of the peripheral setback to 25 ft for lots 23, 65-68, and the Beeler Road frontage of lots 84-86, as shown on the plan, subject to 2 conditions.


7-B-22-PA Approved

Approve the One Year Plan Amendment to MU-RC (Mixed Use Regional Center), HP (Hillside Protection) & SP (Stream Protection) because is a minor extension and meets the location criteria of the land use classification.


7-B-22-RZ Approved

Approve CN (Neighborhood Commercial) zoning because it is consistent with the adjacent development.


7-B-22-SP Denied

Deny the sector plan amendment to MDR (Medium Density Residential) because it is not compatible with the surrounding development.


7-B-22-SU Approved

Approve the request for a two-family dwelling in the RN-2 zone, subject to 3 conditions.


7-B-22-UR Approved

Approve the development plan for a detached residential subdivision with up to 22 lots and reduction of the peripheral setback to 25 ft, subject to 1 condition.


7-C-22-RZ Denied

Deny the rezoning to I-H (Heavy Industrial) because it is not consistent with surrounding development since this area has been transitioning to light industrial and other less intensive uses since the late 1990s.


7-C-22-SP Approved

Approve the sector plan amendment to GC (General Commercial) and HP (Hillside Protection) because it is consistent with the surrounding development.


7-C-22-SU Approved

Approve the request for a small animal care facility with approximately 2,800 sqft of floor area in the DK-E zone, subject to 2 condition.


7-C-22-UR Approved

Approve the use permitted on review for Indoor Storage in a new pole barn structure of approximately 1,680 sqft, subject to 4 conditions.


7-D-22-RZ Approved

Approve RN-6 (Multi-Family Residential Neighborhood) & HP (Hillside Protection Overlay) zoning because it is consistent with the sector plan and with surrounding development.


7-D-22-SP Approved

Approve the sector plan amendment to MDR/O (Medium Density Residential/Office) and HP (Hillside Protection) because it provides a transitional land use between the office and industrial uses and the adjacent residential area.


7-D-22-UR Approved

Approve the development plan for a multi-dwelling development with up to 318 dwelling units and a peripheral setback reduction to 25 ft along the Gallaher View Road frontage, subject to 7 conditions.


7-E-22-RZ Approved

Approve PR (Planned Residential) zoning up to 5 du/ac.


7-E-22-UR Approved

Approve the use permitted on review for the proposed 50 sqft business sign in the Agricultural zone, subject to 1 condition.


7-F-22-SP Approved

Approve the sector plan amendment to GC (General Commercial) and HP (Hillside Protection) because it is compatible with the adjacent development.


7-F-22-UR Approved

Staff recommends approval of a transportation services facility in the PC (Planned Commercial) / TO(Technology Overlay) zones, subject to five conditions.


7-G-22-RZ Approved

Approve CB (Business & Manufacturing) zoning because it is consistent with the surrounding development.


7-G-22-SP Approved

Approve the sector plan amendment to MU-RC (Mixed Use Regional Center), HP (Hillside Protection) & SP (Stream Protection) because is a minor extension and meets the location criteria of the land use classification.


7-G-22-UR Approved

Approve the development plan for a detached residential subdivision with up to 102 lots and reduction of the peripheral setback to 25 ft, subject to 1 condition.


7-H-22-RZ Withdrawn

Withdraw as requested by the applicant.


7-I-22-RZ Approved

Approve A (Agricultural) zoning because it is consistent with the sector plan and surrounding land use.


7-L-22-RZ Approved

Approve RN-2 (Single-Family Residential Neighborhood) and HP (Hillside Protection Overlay) zoning because it is consistent with the surrounding development.


7-N-22-RZ Approved

Approve RA (Low Density Residential) zoning because it is consistent with the sector plan.


7-O-22-RZ Approved

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


7-Q-22-RZ Approved

Approve PC/TO (Planned Commercial/ Technology Overlay) zoning because it is consistent with surrounding development.


7-R-22-RZ Approved

Approve CA (General Business) zoning because it is consistent with the adjacent development and a minor extension of the zone district.


7-S-22-RZ Approved

Approve PR (Planned Residential) zoning up to 3 dwelling units per acre because it is consistent with the sector plan and surrounding development.


7-SA-22-C Approved as Modified

Approve the requested variance 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 10 conditions.


7-SA-22-F Approved

Approve the variance to reduce the right-of-way distance from 50 ft (25 ft from centerline) to existing conditions as shown on the survey because the dedication would move the lot line too close to the existing house. Approve the subdivision plat because it is otherwise in compliance with the subdivision regulations.


7-SB-22-C Approved

Approve the requested variances and alternative design standard based 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 7 conditions.


7-SB-22-F Approved

Approve variances 1 & 2 to reduce the right-of-way dedication as specified because right-of-way dedication already occurred as part of a TDOT project several years ago. Approve the subdivision plat because the plat is otherwise in compliance with the subdivision regulations.


7-SC-22-C Approved

Approve the requested variances and 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 7 conditions.


7-SC-22-F Withdrawn

Withdraw the proposed plat per the applicant's request.


7-SD-22-F Approved

Approve the variance to reduce the utility and drainage easements as described because the Subdivision Regulations allow some flexibility regarding U&D easements and the utility has no issues with the elimination of the U&D easements as described. Approve the subdivision plat because it is in compliance with the subdivision regulations.


7-T-22-RZ Approved

Approve DK-E (Downtown Edge Subdistrict), HP (Hillside Protection Overlay) & F (Floodway Overlay) zoning because it is a transition area adjacent to downtown.


7-U-22-RZ Approved

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


7-V-22-RZ Approved

Approve A (Agricultural) zoning because it is consistent with the sector plan.