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FBC final plat approved


Farragut Municipal Planning Commission unanimously approved the final plat for First Baptist Concord and the relocated Belleaire Drive.

The final plat dissolves old property lines and right-of-way and creates new ones. The item was approved with an 8-item list of “subject-tos,” including a staff punchlist, “typical for finishing a construction project,” Hawk said.

However, one Belleaire resident voiced concern that his address was being changed because of the design of the new Belleaire: the new road has an extension and small cul-de-sac on which two houses are located.

Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission sees that extension as a new road, and is asking the two residents to change their addresses from Belleaire Drive.


“We were just going to be an extension of Belleaire Drive,” Don Tobler said.

FMPC Chair Bob Hill told Tobler “it’s not actually the Town’s job,” but added he hoped staff could help the situation.

Hawk said she would make a call to MPC. “We had hoped they wouldn’t do that,” she said.

Hill also said the nearness of old and new Belleaire can create traffic problems Sunday mornings.

“Do you have any kind of a time frame for moving the old Belleaire to the intersection of Russgate Boulevard?” Hill asked John King, attorney for First Baptist.

King said there was no timeline, but the church wanted that completed “as soon as possible.”

“They intend to do it, it’s just a question of when,” King said.

“This has been a long process but we’ve stayed at it.

“We believe what we’ve done has been good for the Town and, in the final analysis, serving, hopefully, the best interest of all the people concerned,” he added, thanking Commission and Town staff.

In other business, Commission:

• Approved an amendment to Farragut Subdivision Regulations to clarify sidewalk, curb and gutter requirements and to increase the minimum grass strip width.

The Town no longer will allow sidewalks that directly abut streets, unless a sidewalk is being “retrofitted” around existing residential areas or developments. Instead, the minimum requirement will be three feet from the curb to the sidewalk on local streets, six feet on collector streets and eight feet on arterials.

• Approved an amendment to Farragut Zoning Ordinance to allow drop-off day care facilities not to have an outside play area

• Approved proposed locations for new utilities all along North Campbell Station Road for First Utility District

• Discussed an amendment to Farragut Subdivision Regulations to clarify the difference between water quality drainage easement and a drainage easement

• Discussed an amendment to Farragut Zoning Ordinance and Farragut Municipal Code to clarify maximum finished slopes and stabilization requirements.

 

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