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Bistro planned for Parkside, Campbell Station intersection

Plans for a new café and bistro were unveiled during the regular Thursday, Feb. 2, meeting of the Farragut Municipal Planning Commission.

Jim Nixon, a representative of Farragut Land Partners, told commissioners the new café and bistro will be in one building that will be on the corner of Parkside Drive and N. Campbell Station Road. The café will have approximately 2,400 square feet and the bistro will have 3,600 square feet of space.

Commissioners expressed concern about the parking required for the business.

Community Development Director Ruth Hawk told commissioners parking probably won’t be an issue because First Tennessee Bank, which is adjacent to the new café and bistro, has more parking space than is required by the town ordinance.

“Because these are lease lines and not property lines, there are opportunities to share the parking,” she said.

Nixon told Commissioners the drawings had been adjusted to include the required 60 parking spots and he planned to show them to the town staff at a future meeting.

After the meeting, Nixon said the new development wouldn’t include any improvements or additions to North Campbell Station Road or Parkside Drive.

“We added the turning lanes on Parkside Drive when we created the Pinnacle development,” he said. “It can’t be built out any further.”

Road improvements will definitely be coming for Boring Road with the plans that Bob Mohney showed to the commission.

Mohney, president of Saddlebrook Homebuilder, L.L.C., unveiled plans to the FMPC for a new 38-home development on Boring Road.

Hawk told the commission Boring Road has already improved up to a point approximately 450 east of the Boring Road/Smith Road intersection. As part of this development, Mohney will improve the road the rest of the way to the Smith Road intersection.

The proposed development would be about 720 feet east of the Waverly Court development. It would contain about 38 houses ranging in prices from $400,000 to $600,000.

Alderman Joel Garber expressed some concern about putting such a dense development in that area.

“I’m concerned about putting this high density parcel in the midst of lower density parcels,” he said.

The commission directed Hawk to provide more information about the surrounding parcels in that area at an upcoming meeting.

In other business, Community Development Coordinator Mark Shipley updated commissioners on all the growth and development the town has seen over the past year.

Shipley told commissioners that development continued to be strong and almost reached the record pace that was established in 2004. A total of 169 new building permits were issued in 2005, an increase of 14 permits over the previous year.


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