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2216 Riverside

The properties 2214-2226 Riverside and 0 Mohawk, 2217 Mohawk, and 2315 Birdsong would be appropriate for an infill pocket neighborhood as described in RN-4 guidelines.
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2220 Riverside

The properties 2214-2226 Riverside and 0 Mohawk, 2217 Mohawk, and 2315 Birdsong would be appropriate for an infill pocket neighborhood as described in RN-4 guidelines.
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0 Mohawk Ave

The properties 2214-2226 Riverside and 0 Mohawk, 2217 Mohawk, and 2315 Birdsong would be appropriate for an infill pocket neighborhood as described in RN-4 guidelines.
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725 Sterchi Ridge Way

My comment regards the properties in north Knoxville near Fountain City at 725 Sterchi Ridge Way and the adjacent parcel with the address "0 Sterchi Ridge Way." The current zoning is RP-1 (1-6 DU/AC) which allows a maximum of 6 Dwelling Units per acre. The proposed zoning is RN-5 which will allow a maximum of 27 units per acre. This property, totaling 29+ acres, is owned by an Alabama-based real estate management company and will definitely be developed. In fact, some apartments have already been constructed and my understanding is that more are on the horizon to equal 130 units. These higher-density apartments have apparently been allowed on RP-1 zoned land by taking into account the total acreage and concentrating the allowable number of units for the ENTIRE property in one small section. This interpretation of the regulations was obviously cleared by someone, but it is far from following the spirit of the current zoning which aims to establish a residential area with much lower density. It appears to the careful observer that the owner is biding time, waiting for a likely zoning change to build out the rest of that acreage with more than four times the amount of units that are currently allowed. I understand the need for multi-family, affordable housing in Knoxville. I am not opposed to having such housing near my home and neighborhood. There is already quite a bit of "RN-5" type housing around the Fountain City area. My concern regarding this particular property is that the proposed zoning is significantly denser than today's zoning. Based on 29 acres, the current zoning allows for 174 units or dwellings on the property. The proposed zoning, if maxed out, would allow 783 dwellings or families. The neighborhood school, Sterchi Elementary, (separated from this property by only a private drive) is already considerably overcrowded. The school is using multiple portable units to try to accommodate the students. The latest was placed on the outside basketball court. Auxiliary services like speech therapy are being conducted in the hallways. If 600 or more additional families live on that 29 acres, education at Sterchi Elementary will clearly suffer.I am also very concerned about the impact on traffic. Long lines of vehicles back up on Cedar Lane/Merchants Drive heading west toward I75 and east toward Broadway during every morning and evening rush hour. To avoid sitting through two or three rounds of the traffic light at Merchants and Central Avenue Pike, I make sure to leave my house by 7:00am. Other neighbors try to avoid that congested on-ramp altogether by going down Inskip Rd./Bruhin Rd. and jumping on I275. But that too gets backed up if you get there after 7:25am. The introduction of 600 or more households to this area will exacerbate the already frustrating tie-ups. As I said before, I anticipate that this property will be developed further. I ask those who will ultimately decide to take the proposed RN-5 designation off the table, and replace it with one that will result in a more appropriate number of dwellings for the area. Please apply a designation that will enhance our neighborhood without choking the traffic and over-extending the elementary school.Thank you for the opportunity to weigh in on this!
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424 And 428 E. Scott Ave.

RN-5 is the appropriate zoning for this property given existing zoning of RP-1 and existing surrounding land use and conditions within proximity. Thank you.

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Riverside Recode

Hey, I think that the properties 2214-2226 Riverside and 0 Mohawk, 2217 Mohawk, and 2315 Birdsong would be appropriate for an infill pocket neighborhood as described in RN-4 guidelines.

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428 And 424 E Scott Rezoning

Given the adjoining land use and conditions and the existing RP-1 zoning of these properties, I suggest that RN-5 is the appropriate zoning under the ReCode process. Thank you. 

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