Updates for 11-A-19-AC

11-A-19-AC

ROW CLOSURE

Alley

Purpose

The intended development plans to utilize the entire block as part of the project. The applicant states that the concept would create a scenario where the alley would no longer be necessary for access to any of the parcels. The development would also create one lot out of the existing parcels and the abandoned alley.

Close Alley From
S. Twenty First Street
To
Twenty Second Street, south of Cumberland Avenue
Reason for Closure
The intended development plans to utilize the entire block as part of the project. The applicant states that the concept would create a scenario where the alley would no longer be necessary for access to any of the parcels. The development would also create one lot out of the existing parcels and the abandoned alley.

Staff Recommendation

Deny closure of the unnamed alley south of Cumberland Avenue between S. Twenty First and Twenty Second Streets as it is an active alley that provides connectivity in an area of high congestion with several one-way streets and restricted turning options.
Objections

The City of Knoxville Engineering Department objects to this proposed closure; AT&T states they do not release and thereby retain all easements and rights to utility facilities

Applicant
Aaron M. Gray
Location
0 Unnamed alley

Council District 1

Sector
Central City
Growth Plan
Urban Growth Area (Inside City Limits)