The Maryville Planning Fee on Monday authorized rezoning for 2 companies seeking to develop and arrange store throughout the metropolis’s limits and website plans for a brand new restaurant off West Lamar Alexander Parkway.
Commissioners unanimously authorized a request from Blossman Fuel and Equipment — which already has a location on U.S. Freeway 411 — to rezone property at 938 Celtic Highway from business to industrial.
The corporate plans to arrange a number of storage tanks within the space and wanted each an alteration to the long run land use map and a district change from high-intensity retail to industrial.
Commissioners unanimously voted to grant the corporate each rezonings, although Commissioner Fred Metz famous doing so would make the property not like something round it: Most land in that space is at the moment zoned business.
Metropolis Land Growth Administrator Michael Brusseau famous metropolis planners might later reassess the realm’s zoning because it has an Atmos Vitality pure fuel pipeline working by means of it and might not be appropriate for business initiatives.
A Blossman consultant advised commissioners there have been no plans to construct a construction on the location — which is on a dead-end street and never near every other buildings — and that it will solely be for storage.
Fee notes defined one other firm used to retailer fuel tanks on the land about 20 years in the past. There are different pure fuel services within the space proper now.
Commissioners additionally unanimously authorized abandonment of an alley between Ellis Avenue and Excessive Road and parcel rezoning for a mission that will see the constructing at 496 Ellis Ave. torn down.
Developer James Ryan made the request and Barry Brooke of Lawler Wooden answered commissioners’ questions on why the razing was essential. The outdated constructing is a 17,850-sqaure-foot warehouse inbuilt 1940, based on property information.
The property Monday was rezoned from workplace transition district to the Washington Road business hall district, meant partly to control the look of Maryville buildings that vacationers headed to the mountains can see, based on fee notes.
Builders say they plan to construct the same construction on the property, as the present constructing is just not protected sufficient for a rework. “The plan at the moment is to rebuild to the prevailing nature of the constructing,” Ryan advised commissioners.
Brooke added it will be a spot for leisure together with meals, bowling, simulated golf and different actions. It is going to have two ranges for indoor and outside eating, he mentioned.
“To see these outdated buildings torn down is gloomy,” Planning Fee Chair Keri Prigmore mentioned, including to laughs “However while you say ‘leisure venue’ meaning I don’t should go to Knoxville.”
Commissioners additionally authorized a website plan for Lim Dynasty Asian Café Specific behind the Greenback Basic at 2025 Bridgeway Drive.
Commissioner Dan Monat — additionally proprietor of LeConte Realty — abstained from this vote and Brusseau famous that was as a result of he’d been concerned within the mission.