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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March 15, 2019
I own the building at 908 Tyson Street and note the zoning code is CG2. What does that mean? I couldn't find an explanation anywhere for the codes.
You can find a description of the commercial districts here: https://recodeknoxville.com/documents/library/drafts/draft4/chapters/Article%205%20Commercial%20and%20Office%20Districts.pdf. Additional information regarding the updated zoning code can be found in the draft code here: https://recodeknoxville.com/library/documents/#draft
March 5, 2019
The proposed RN-2 zone is a single family residential district very equivalent to the existing R-1. The major difference is the proposed minimum lot size in RN-1 of 5,000 square feet, designed to accommodate lots in some of Knoxville's older neighborhoods. Please see the Residential District Comparison Table for additional information. https://recodeknoxville.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Knoxville-Residential-Districts-Comparison.pdf
March 6, 2019
March 25, 2019
Recently I communicated with you about the zoning on the west side of Sherrod Road, north of Mimosa. I need to make some corrections. The east side of Sherrod Road is zoned R-3. The five feet on the west side of should be zoned R-2. I quote from a rezoning ordinance passed by the Knoxville City Council at a meeting on July 6, 1985 entitled "An Ordinance to rezone property of Kern's Inc from R-2 . . .to I-3, east of Chapman Highway, west side of Sherrod Street . . . - MPC approved I-3 General Industrial District with a 5' buffer strip at eastern portion to property (west of Sherrod St) to be eft in the R-2, General Residential District) (11-3) (5-U-82-RZ).
March 18, 2019
Will Taxes Go Up?
We are at 8701 Unicorn Dr. Right now we are zoned commercial. The current proposal has us going to mixed use. Will that make the taxes for this property go up?
The tax assessment of a property is determined by the use rather than the zoning. The expanded zoning designation should have no impact on your taxes.
March 12, 2019
Will Taxes Go Up?
March 20, 2019
The Recode Of My Newly Built Home
Currently own a newly built, 2015, single family home at 6012 Blossom Rd. Zoned as Low Density residential. New Zoning turns it into Hillside & ridgetop protection. How do I get that changed to Low density residential once again?
Your property is currently designated R-1, low density residential, and is proposed to be designated R-1N, single family residential, a low density zone. A portion of your property is within the hillside protection overlay. Existing single family homes and lots of record are exempt from the density and grading limitations of the HP overlay, so your property would not be subject to the HP overlay.
March 13, 2019
As a new condo unit owner in the Southside Waterfront Neighborhood, I would like to express my interest in the Recode Knox project. Gerald was a speaker today at the TNSA Development Symposium conference. Very interesting. With regards to the form-based codes I offer the following basic concerns from an owner's perspective and fellow planner:
- 1. Form Based Codes - are they clear and predictable for the developer and landowner to understand what is and is not permitted? Are they easy and flexible to developer while still maintaining basic zoning principles?
- 2. How will the SW4 zoning district change or will it remain the same?
- 3. How is homeowner/unit owner parking determined, guest parking, overflow parking on site and on street determined? I ask because CityView has a parking problem. The side streets are technically owned by the city and thus not our designated overflow parking areas controlled by HOA. West Blount Avenue is also crowded. If the undeveloped parcels on either side are developed then we will really have an issue, especially during football season. Again, there is no guest parking on site. When the riverwalk is completed and more used by the public, will there be a parking area or trailhead with parking for the public or will they also use the side streets currently used by CityView?
- 4. Sidewalks are fantastic, and we thank you. However, still a need for at least 2 on site spaces per unit plus guest parking.
- Thank you for all that the city is doing to reinvest in South Knox and riverfront areas. It is becoming more walkable, connected, safer and revitalized - one project at a time.