January 2022

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Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. I focused on ‘being present’ with friends & family and what a gift it was!

Now, back to work.

I’m looking forward to our January meeting, which will be held Tuesday (Jan. 4) at the Maryville Municipal Building. It will begin at exactly 6:56 p.m. with the Beer Board, followed by three public hearings.

The full agenda packet can be found in my Google Drive HERE.

Most of the agenda items are ‘second readings,’ so it was discussed at last month’s meeting. You can find information from the December meeting HERE.

Of note…

#7 First reading on amending the Future Land Use Map…

From the explainer: KLV LLC. owner of 806 Broyles Avenue is requesting that the Future Land Use Map (FLUM) be amended to change the property’s designation from Residential to Mixed Use. The property is currently zoned Central Community which is a mixed-use district allowing more intensive uses through a special exception permit from the Board of Zoning Appeals. Adjoining properties to the south, east and north are currently designated as Mixed Use on the FLUM. The applicant has stated their intent to use the property as a Title Company. This use is currently allowed with a special exception permit in the Central Community zoning district.

#8 Consideration of an ordinance on first reading to abandon a portion of right-of-way for Market Place Drive located at its eastern termination point.

From the explainer: Adam Buchanan, on behalf of an adjoining property owner, is requesting abandonment of a portion of right-of-way (ROW) for Market Place Drive. The ROW consists of a stub leading into the applicant’s property. The ROW stub was part of an effort to extend Market Place Drive to the east and eventually tie into US 411. Given the terrain and development of properties eastward, such a connection is no longer deemed viable by city staff. The applicant is attempting to develop the vacant property the ROW stub leads into and needs to construct a retaining wall which would encroach into the ROW. As the city no longer needs the ROW and does not want a private retaining wall in its ROW, the abandonment has been requested. The ROW stub was originally taken from the vacant tract to the east owned by the applicant and would subsequently be returned to that property. The property to the south currently owned by Jake Headrick would retain 50’ of road frontage along Market Place Drive as well as their existing access from Old Niles Ferry Road. The Maryville Municipal Planning Commission voted to recommend the proposed right-of-way abandonment at their meeting on December 20, 2021.

#10 Consideration of a resolution establishing a speed limit of 25 mph for the Oak Park historic district.  Youngs Mountain View, White, Magnolia Place, Mountain View, Sterling, Rosedale, Willard, Oak Park, Lonas, Buena Vista, and Valley View subdivisions within the city of Maryville, Tennessee.

As always, if you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me on my personal cell phone at 865-599-2037.


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