Row Closure

11-B-20-SC  

Planning Staff Recommendation
Approve closure of a portion of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive right-of-way as described, subject to any required easements, because staff has received no objections and it will enable redevelopment of this area, subject to one condition.
After the Planning Commission
Because of its location in the City, it will be heard by Knoxville City Council.
Knoxville City Council
December 15, 2020
December 29, 2020
Street

Applicant Request

For continued redevelopment of the KCDC Austin Homes site. Per the approved Concept Plan for the development, the slip ramp from MLK to Summit will be removed and converted to a traditional right turn. The proposed right-of-way line will be placed at the back of the sidewalk (10' from curb) along the length of the closure.

Close Street From
Harriet Tubman St.
To
E. Summit Hill Dr.
Reason for Closure
For continued redevelopment of the KCDC Austin Homes site. Per the approved Concept Plan for the development, the slip ramp from MLK to Summit will be removed and converted to a traditional right turn. The proposed right-of-way line will be placed at the back of the sidewalk (10' from curb) along the length of the closure.

Objections

The City's Engineering Department, AT&T, and KUB have requested to retain any easements that may be in place.


Applicant
Matt Brazille / Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Property Information

Location
0 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. (eastern portion of ROW beginning behind sidewalk 10' from curb)

Council District 6


Sector
Central City

Growth Plan
Within City limits?