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FMPC defines ‘arbor’


Members of the Farragut Minicipal Planning Commission discussed the possibility of amending the Farragut Zoning Ordinance to define the term “arbor” as a landscape structure during the FMPC meeting

Nov. 2.


“Because of its roof-like structure, staff has never interpreted an arbor as a landscape structure,” said Ruth Hawk, community development director.

Hawk said the idea came from Philip Cobble, applicant, who was not present at the meeting.

Alderman Joel Garber asked would the term arbor be defined to include living plant material.

Hawk said that arbor generally includes living plant matter, but it is something difficult to enforce. The plant material surrounding an arbor generally takes several weeks or more to develop.

“This is more from a philosophical standpoint,” Hawk said. “Would you want something like this in your neighbor’s front yard?”

Commissioners decided they might be comfortable with an arbor in a public area or perhaps in a median, but not in individual front yards. The matter is expected to be voted upon at the next FMPC

meeting.

In other business, commissioners:

• approved variances and a site plan for Campbell Station retail at the intersection of Campbell Station Road and Interstate 40 at the request of Bob Pollock, applicant.

• approved the rezoning of 16.5 acres located on the north side of Grigsby Chapel Road from R-2 to R-4 at the request of Diversified Holdings Inc., applicant.

 

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