Throughout the project, we’ll post questions and comments that have been submitted on comment cards collected at community meetings, sent via email or submitted via the website.
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February 15, 2019
400 E Scott
RN-5 is the appropriate zoning for this property given existing use and conditions in immediate proximity.
February 15, 2019
424 And 428 E Scott Ave
RN-5 is the appropriate zoning for this property given existing surrounding land use and conditions within proximity.
January 16, 2019
Kub Comment On Recode Knoxville Draft 3 Proposed Zoning Map
Per my voice message, we believe the property (Parcel ID 095KA01002) that we own at 2106 Mohawk Avenue should be shown as I-H instead of MPC’s proposed I-MU. This zoning would then match our adjacent MBW Water Plant current property zoning. Thank you.
November 5, 2018
Sky Ranch Airport (3539 Alcoa Highway) retains its AG zoning (currently AG-1). It needs to change to something that allows airports (currently only I-H).
November 1, 2018
Here are a few more notes on the last version of the zoning map.Rule High (1901 Vermont) is proposed as RN-2, currently R-2. The Sector Plan says CI. It has not been an operating school since 1991 but is still owned by the County. I would suggest a zone that would allow redevelopment with mixed use or denser residential, maybe RN-3 or RN-4. I suspect that the school would not be salvageable, but townhouses would be cool.There is an oddball industrial area of about 35 acres at 117 and 119 Stone Road that was once a marble quarry. It seems unlikely that it would find a new industrial use. The Sector Plan says LDR. Part of it is currently a car repair shop or something similar with a residence; the rest is idle. I would suggest a zone that is more compatible with the low-density residential of the adjacent area, and it seems like a good opportunity for a housing development. I have no idea what the property owners would think of this idea.1601 Beaumont is a grocery store in RN-2 (currently R1-A). Looks like it should be neighborhood commercial (C-N).
October 30, 2018
725 Sterchi Ridge Way
My comment regards the properties in north Knoxville near Fountain City at 725 Sterchi Ridge Way and the adjacent parcel with the address "0 Sterchi Ridge Way." The current zoning is RP-1 (1-6 DU/AC) which allows a maximum of 6 Dwelling Units per acre. The proposed zoning is RN-5 which will allow a maximum of 27 units per acre. This property, totaling 29+ acres, is owned by an Alabama-based real estate management company and will definitely be developed. In fact, some apartments have already been constructed and my understanding is that more are on the horizon to equal 130 units. These higher-density apartments have apparently been allowed on RP-1 zoned land by taking into account the total acreage and concentrating the allowable number of units for the ENTIRE property in one small section. This interpretation of the regulations was obviously cleared by someone, but it is far from following the spirit of the current zoning which aims to establish a residential area with much lower density. It appears to the careful observer that the owner is biding time, waiting for a likely zoning change to build out the rest of that acreage with more than four times the amount of units that are currently allowed. I understand the need for multi-family, affordable housing in Knoxville. I am not opposed to having such housing near my home and neighborhood. There is already quite a bit of "RN-5" type housing around the Fountain City area. My concern regarding this particular property is that the proposed zoning is significantly denser than today's zoning. Based on 29 acres, the current zoning allows for 174 units or dwellings on the property. The proposed zoning, if maxed out, would allow 783 dwellings or families. The neighborhood school, Sterchi Elementary, (separated from this property by only a private drive) is already considerably overcrowded. The school is using multiple portable units to try to accommodate the students. The latest was placed on the outside basketball court. Auxiliary services like speech therapy are being conducted in the hallways. If 600 or more additional families live on that 29 acres, education at Sterchi Elementary will clearly suffer.I am also very concerned about the impact on traffic. Long lines of vehicles back up on Cedar Lane/Merchants Drive heading west toward I75 and east toward Broadway during every morning and evening rush hour. To avoid sitting through two or three rounds of the traffic light at Merchants and Central Avenue Pike, I make sure to leave my house by 7:00am. Other neighbors try to avoid that congested on-ramp altogether by going down Inskip Rd./Bruhin Rd. and jumping on I275. But that too gets backed up if you get there after 7:25am. The introduction of 600 or more households to this area will exacerbate the already frustrating tie-ups. As I said before, I anticipate that this property will be developed further. I ask those who will ultimately decide to take the proposed RN-5 designation off the table, and replace it with one that will result in a more appropriate number of dwellings for the area. Please apply a designation that will enhance our neighborhood without choking the traffic and over-extending the elementary school.Thank you for the opportunity to weigh in on this!
October 29, 2018
I am against the rezoning proposal because it dramatically increase the traffic on cedar lane and further overcrowding of sterchi elementary. It would also reduce the property values of single family homes in the area.
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