August 2022
Design Review Board
Meeting Information

Below is the monthly archive for the August 2022 Design Review Board meeting, including the agenda, meeting minutes, and the recording of the meeting.

Agenda Minutes

Actions from the August 2022 meeting

7-A-22-IH Approved With Conditions

APPROVE Certificate 7-A-22-IH, subject to the following conditions:
1) Final site plan to meet City Engineering standards;
2) Exterior siding to be smooth-finished, straight vinyl lap siding with an overlap instead of Dutch lap, and applicant to select a front door which meets design guidelines;
3) Final site plans to incorporate one native or naturalized tree in front and rear yards;
4) Applicant to work with staff to adjust alignment of façade elements.


7-C-22-IH Approved With Conditions

APPROVE Certificate 7-C-22-IH, subject to the following conditions:
1) Final site plan to meet City Engineering standards;
2) Exterior siding to be smooth-finished, straight vinyl lap siding with an overlap instead of Dutch lap, and applicant to select a front door which meets design guidelines;
3) Final site plans to incorporate one native or naturalized tree in front and rear yards;
4) Applicant to work with staff to adjust alignment of façade elements.


8-A-22-DT Approve as requested

8-B-22-DT Approve as requested

8-B-22-IH Approved With Conditions

APPROVE Certificate 8-B-22-IH, subject to the following conditions: 1) final site plan to meet City Engineering standards; 2) final siding choice be a lap siding with an overlap instead of Dutch lap or flush panels, and CMU foundation receive cladding or parge coat to reflect historic context; 3) introduce differentiation in design between 920, 924, and 928 Texas Avenue, with approval by staff.


8-C-22-DT Approve subject to conditions

APPROVE Certificate 8-C-22-DT, subject to the following conditions: 1) securing any necessary easements for new windows on the north elevation; 2) securing any necessary permissive use agreements for rear elevation balconies; 3) the use of double-hung instead of fixed windows on the Gay Street elevation, with final materials to be provided to staff for approval.


8-C-22-IH Approved With Conditions

APPROVE Certificate 8-C-22-IH, subject to the following conditions: 1) final site plan to meet City Engineering standards; 2) final siding choice be a lap siding with an overlap instead of Dutch lap or flush panels, and CMU foundation receive cladding or parge coat to reflect historic context; 3) introduce differentiation in design between 920, 924, and 928 Texas Avenue, with approval by staff.


8-D-22-DT Approve subject to conditions

APPROVE Certificate 8-D-22-DT, subject to two conditions: 1) meeting all applicable requirements of the City Sign code; 2) applicant submit a revised illumination plan to staff, limiting the illumination to push-through graphics or letters or using a fully opaque background so illumination is limited to those areas; 3) reducing the size to 9 sq. ft. or under.


8-D-22-IH Approved With Conditions

APPROVE Certificate 8-D-22-IH, subject to the following conditions: 1) final site plan to meet City Engineering standards; 2) final siding choice be a lap siding with an overlap instead of Dutch lap or flush panels, and CMU foundation receive cladding or parge coat to reflect historic context; 3) introduce differentiation in design between 920, 924, and 928 Texas Avenue.


8-E-22-DT Approve subject to conditions

APPROVE Certificate 8-E-22-DT, subject to two conditions: 1) meeting all applicable requirements of the City Sign code; 2) applicant submit a revised illumination plan to staff, limiting the illumination to push-through graphics or letters or using a fully opaque background so illumination is limited to those areas.


8-F-22-DT Approve subject to conditions

APPROVE Certificate 8-G-22-DT, subject to the following conditions:
1) Final site plan and parking garage to meet City Engineering standards;
2) Final landscaping plan to meet standards of City zoning code (12.2) and design guidelines;
3) Any mechanical equipment or service utilities incorporated in construction drawings should be placed on secondary elevations and receive screening as necessary;
4) Signage to return to Design Review Board as a separate application;
5) Final project to comply with any applicable redevelopment agreements with the City of Knoxville;
6) Garage finishes and screening to return to Design Review Board.


8-G-22-DT Approve subject to conditions

APPROVE Certificate 8-G-22-HZ, subject to the conditions 1) the proposal meet the relevant standards of the City sign code, including 13.9.F; 2) the blade sign be installed via a bracket wrapped around the cast-iron column or another method designed to be unintrusive to the column's structural and design integrity.


9-B-22-DT Approve as requested