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Bowling alley developers looking at Parkside Drive
Parcel near town limits considered


The potential site of a 40-lane bowling alley was revealed at last week’s Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting.

Representatives for the 40,000-square-foot facility are looking at the last parcel within the town limits on the north side of Parkside Drive, Mayor Eddy Ford said.


The potential location was revealed for the yet-to-be-named facility after the FBMA voted 3-0 on first reading to change the parking requirements for bowling alleys in the town from four spaces per 150 square-feet of gross floor area to five spaces per alley.

Aldermen Dot LaMarche and Joel Garber were absent.

The current parking regulation would create a situation of overparking, said Ruth Hawk, community development director for the town.

A site plan for the bowling alley has not been submitted to the Farragut Municipal Planning Commission for review.

The FBMA also voted 3-0 on first reading to create the open space overlay district within the R-1 classification.

Under the new district’s regulations, the number of units permitted on a development would be determined by dividing the gross land area by the minimum lot size of the base zone.

Open space will have to be an integral part of the overall design of the potential development and encompass 35 percent of the development in order to conserve natural and man-made features on the site.

Other regulations include front yard setbacks of 50 feet on arterial streets, 40 feet on major collectors, 30 feet on local collectors and 20 feet on local streets.

All accessory structures excluding fences, detention basin structures, subdivision walls, retaining walls and certain utility structures will be required to be set back 20 feet from the nearest point of right-of-way.

Peripheral property line setbacks will have to be at least 50 feet from peripheral side and rear property lines.

There will also be a required distance of 20 feet between all freestanding buildings.

Buffer strips will be flexible and implemented on a case-by-case basis. If the FMPC deems buffer strips are needed, they would be required to be a minimum of 25 feet in width.

Principal buildings on the development can not exceed two-and-a-half stories or 35 feet in height, and accessory buildings can not exceed 15 feet in height.

In other business:

• The FBMA voted 3-0 to give Farragut primary, intermediate, middle and high schools $6,000 each of Community Donation for Public School funds. The money will be used for either technology or playground improvements at the schools.

• The town’s 2004 Independence Day Parade has been set for Saturday, July 3. The FBMA voted 3-0 to set the date.

• The FBMA voted 3-0 to accept all private roads within Wyndham Hall as public streets.

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