April, 2020
Planning Commission
Meeting Information

Below is the monthly archive for the April, 2020 Planning Commission meeting, including the final agenda, case files, and all correspondence for each case..

Agenda

Available 6 days prior to the meeting

The agenda contains maps, staff reports, site plans, correspondence and other supporting documents related to cases under consideration.

posted 4/3/2020, revised 4/8/2020

Agenda Updates

Updates to the April, 2020 meeting materials and/or the agenda itself were made available below.

  • Automatic Postponements / Withdrawals
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  • Agenda Review Meeting
    Commissioners meet to discuss the items to be heard at the monthly meeting.
    Open to the public.
    Scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on the Tuesday prior to the monthly meeting
  • Requests for Postponements / Withdrawals / Tablings
    Items requiring a vote of the Planning Commission to be postponed, withdrawn, or tabled during the meeting.
    Available the day of the Meeting

Public Comments

Actions from the April, 2020 meeting

1-A-20-PA Approved

APPROVE the LI (Light Industrial) designation for the requested areas because it corrects nonconforming zoning and because the area is transitioning to industrial and commercial uses.


1-A-20-RZ Approved

Approve I-G (General Industrial) District zoning for 3309 Mill Road and a portion of 3313 Mill Road as shown in the exhibit maps because the area is transitioning to industrial and commercial uses.


1-A-20-SP Approved

Adopt resolution 1-A-20-SP amending the sector plan for 3309 Mill Road and a portion of 3313 Mill Road, as shown in the exhibit maps, to LI as it corrects nonconforming zoning and the area is transitioning to industrial and commercial uses.


2-A-20-UR Approved

APPROVE the indoor, climate-controlled, self-storage use with approximately 117,200 square feet of floor area, subject to 6 conditions.


2-E-20-RZ Approved

Approve PR (Planned Residential) up to 3.45 du/ac because it is consistent with the LDR sector plan classification for the Southwest County. (Applicant requested PR up to 5 du/ac)


2-F-20-RZ Approved

Approve PR (Planned Residential) up to 3.45 du/ac because it is consistent with the LDR sector plan classification for the Southwest County. (Applicant requested PR up to 5 du/ac)


3-H-20-RZ Approved

Approve PR (Planned Residential) up to 3.45 du/ac because it is consistent with the LDR sector plan classification for the Southwest County. (Applicant requested PR up to 5 du/ac)


3-SA-20-C Approved

APPROVE variance 1 and alternate design standard 1 because topographic constraints and site conditions restrict compliance with the Subdivision Regulations, and the proposed variance will not create a traffic hazard. APPROVE the concept plan subject to 11 conditions.


4-A-20-OA Approved

Planning staff recommends approval of the draft amendment to Section 1.4.G. of the City of Knoxville Zoning Ordinance clarifying the provisions for previously approved planned districts.


4-A-20-PA Approved

Approve the OS (Open Space) designation to make the One Year Plan consistent with the zoning and to allow the parcels to be incorporated into Caswell Park.


4-A-20-RZ Approved

Approve PR (Planned Residential) zoning at 5 du/ac because it is consistent with the North City Sector Planís LDR (Low Density Residential) designation.


4-A-20-SP Approved

Adopt Resolution #4-A-20-SP, amending this parcel in the Central City Sector Plan map to the OS (Open Space) designation to make the Central City Sector Plan consistent with the zoning and to allow the parcels to be incorporated into Caswell Park.


4-A-20-UR Approved

APPROVE the request for up to 21 detached dwellings on individual lots, subject to 2 conditions.


4-B-20-OA Approved

Approve the requested minor amendments to the following Articles of the City of Knoxville Zoning Ordinance to correct drafting errors and provide additional clarity.


4-B-20-RZ Approved

Approve PR (Planned Residential) zoning at 5 du/ac, because it is consistent with the Northeast County Sector Planís LDR (Low Density Residential) designation and consistent with surrounding development.


4-B-20-UR Approved

APPROVE the request for a veterinary hospital that is approximately 5,000 square feet, with kennel facilities, as shown on the development plan, subject to 5 conditions.


4-C-20-OA Approved

Approve the requested minor amendments to Article 12.8.E and adding F to the City of Knoxville Zoning Ordinance clarifying buffer yard requirements.


4-C-20-UR Approved

APPROVE the request for a veterinary clinic that is approximately 2,500 square feet, subject to 2 conditions.


4-D-20-OA Approved

Approve the requested minor amendment to Article 11.4.B of the City of Knoxville Zoning Ordinance to reinsert language from the previous code providing the director of plans review and inspection authority to interpret off street parking requirements for uses not specifically mentioned.


4-D-20-RZ Approved

Approve the I (Industrial) zoning as an extension of the existing zoning on the parcel and recognizing the existing land uses on the property.


4-D-20-UR Approved

APPROVE the Development Plan for up to 154 detached dwelling units on individual lots and the reduction of the peripheral setback from 35' to 25' for Lots 38-42, 93 and 94, subject to 1 condition.


4-E-20-OA Approved

Approve the requested amendment to Article 2.3 of the City of Knoxville Zoning Ordinance adding a definition for Full Summer Pool.


4-E-20-PA Approved

Approve the MDR (Multifamily Residential) designation since the property is consistent with MDR location criteria and would allow the rezoning and subsequent remodel of the existing structure.


4-E-20-SP Approved

Adopt resolution #4-E-20-SP amending the North County Sector Plan to LI (Light Industrial) and SP (Stream Protection) because of an error in the sector plan, that should have recognized the existing industrial zoning and existing land uses.


4-E-20-UR Approved

APPROVE the development plan for an office/warehouse development with approximately 20,032 square feet located within two buildings, subject to the following 7 conditions.


4-F-20-OA Approved

Consideration of a minor amendment to the City of Knoxville Zoning Ordinance in Article 17.1 creating a new subsection F entitled Damage or Destruction of Nonconforming Structures.


4-F-20-RZ Approved

Approve the RN-4 (General Residential Neighborhood) District zoning because it is located on an arterial, is surrounded by a mix of uses, and would allow a subsequent remodel of the existing structure, thereby improving the immediate area.


4-F-20-UR Approved

APPROVE the development plan for an assisted living/memory care facility with up to 71 bedrooms in a building with approximately 56,613 square feet and 16 dwelling units within 8 duplex structures, subject to the following 9 conditions.


4-G-20-PA Approved

Staff recommends approval of the HI (Heavy Industrial) One Year Plan land use designation as an extension of the I-H designation to the west because of changes in the development pattern in this area, with more industrial uses locating in the area and demand for industrial land increasing and because the transportation and utility infrastructure in the area is appropriate for industrial uses.


4-G-20-RZ Approved

Approve PR (Planned Residential) zoning up to 2 du/ac consistent with the proposed RR (Rural Residential) sector plan amendment. (Applicant requested RA).


4-G-20-SP Approved

Adopt Resolution #4-G-20-SP, amending this parcel in the East City Sector Plan map to the MDR (Multifamily Residential) designation since the property is consistent with MDR location criteria and would allow the rezoning and subsequent remodel of the existing structure.


4-G-20-UR Approved

APPROVE the Development Plan for up to 186 detached dwelling units on individual lots and the reduction of the peripheral setback from 35' to 25', subject to 1 condition.


4-H-20-RZ Approved

Approve PR (Planned Residential) zoning at 2 du/ac, because it is consistent with the Southwest County Sector Planís RR (Rural Residential) designation.


4-H-20-SP Approved

Adopt resolution #4-H-20-SP amending the South County Sector Plan to RR (Rural Residential) because the sector plan did not recognize the substandard size existing agricultural parcels within the the Rural Area of the Growth Policy Plan. (Applicant requested LDR.)


4-I-20-UR Approved

APPROVE the development plan for an assisted living/memory care facility with up to 83 beds in a building with approximately 66,994 square feet, subject to the following 8 conditions.


4-J-20-RZ Withdrawn

Withdraw the application at the request of the applicant.


4-K-20-RZ Approved

Staff recommends approval of the I-H (Heavy Industrial) zoning for the property as it is permitted by the Northwest City Sector Plan designation and would permit uses permitted by the C-6 zoning assigned by the Cityís old zoning ordinance.


4-K-20-SP Approved

Adopt resolution 4-K-20-SP amending the Northwest City Sector Plan to HI (Heavy Industrial)†as it is an extension of the I-H designation to the west because of the changes in thedevelopment pattern in this area, with more industrial uses locating in the area and demand for industrial land increasing, and since the transportation and utility infrastructure in the area is appropriate for industrial uses.††


4-SA-20-C Approved

APPROVE the concept plan subject to 9 conditions.


4-SA-20-F Approved

Approve Variance APPROVE Final Plat


4-SB-20-C Approved

APPROVE the Concept Plan subject to 11 conditions.


4-SB-20-F Approved

Approve Variance APPROVE Final Plat


4-SC-20-C Approved

APPROVE variances 1-4 because the site conditions restrict compliance with the Subdivision Regulations and the proposed variances will not create any hazardous conditions. APPROVE alternative design standards 1-5 based on the recommendations of the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works. APPROVE the Concept Plan subject to 12 conditions.