Refer to the appropriate Sector Plan for land use classifications in Knox County.
General Business (CA)
This zone is for general retail business and services but not for manufacturing or for processing materials other than farm products, except that portable sawmills are allowed.
- Locate at intersection of arterial streets
- Sites should be relatively flat (under 10 percent slope) and with enough depth to support shopping center and ancillary development.
- Vehicular and pedestrian connections should be accommodated between different components of the district (e.g. between stores, parking areas and out-parcel development)
- Infrastructure should include adequate water and sewer services, and major arterial highway access
traffic-carrying capacity, safety and environmental impacts. Redevelopment of commercial corridors, including mixed use development, should be accommodated under planned or design-oriented zones.
- Existing commercial areas
Mixed Use Community Center
The core of the district, with its predominant commercial and office uses, should be within ? mile of the higher intensity residential uses (such as townhouses and apartments). The district should be located within a ?-mile radius of an intersection of the thoroughfare system (a collector/arterial or arterial/arterial intersection). In addition to sidewalks, the district should be served by transit. Redevelopment of vacant or largely vacant shopping centers are considerations for these centers.
- Flat terrain (slopes generally less than 10 percent)
- Areas currently served by or planned to be served by sidewalks
- The location does not include auto and truck- oriented uses such as industrial, strip commercial and warehouse/distribution uses unless the proposal calls for a redevelopment of such areas
- Within a ?-mile radius of an intersection of the thoroughfare system (a collector/arterial or arterial/arterial intersection)
- Commercial/office core should be within ? mile of the higher intensity residential uses (e.g. townhouses and apartments)
Development typically exceeds 400,000 square feet; malls have been a typical form and ?life- style centers? (e.g. Turkey Creek) are examples of regional-oriented commercial uses. Regional commercial uses may also be considered in Regional Centers (see Mixed Use and Special Districts).
- Flat sites (under 10 percent slope)
- Locate near interstate interchanges with major arterial highway access
- Water, sewer, natural gas utilities and stormwater systems should be capable of handling the development
- Vehicular and pedestrian connections should be accommodated between components of the development