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    Kyle Ward

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    2.5 Density credits allow development incentives, such as increased density or
    in exchange for a voluntary contribution towards preserving
    resource lands including ridges and open space.

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    5.3 Establish measurable standards to define neighborhood character. In the zoning
    regulations, specify form attributes such building height, frontage
    type or building type, transparency, and other measurable standards to define
    neighborhood character.

    5.4 Provide site design flexibility for amenities. Regulations should provide flexibility
    for new neighborhood development to provide desired design features. Consider a
    point system that includes minimum standards and additional design features such as
    recreational areas, trails, electric vehicle charging, streetlights, underground utilities, or
    exceptional architectural or landscape design.
    Installing any amenity shall be at the sole discretion of the land owner or developer.

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    7.1 Create a large-lot agricultural zone. Create a zoning district that maintain more natural heritage and rural character.

    7.3 Create a conservation toolkit. Design and promote a menu of tools to assist property
    owners with programs that conserve land. These tools can outline the benefits of
    conserving land, determine potential incentives, and describe state or national programs
    property owners can join to protect natural resources. Once completed, the toolkit should
    be easily accessible and shared with property owners who are adjacent to or are a part of
    conservation areas in the county
    This toolkit shall include Density credits allow that development incentives, such as increased density or
    in exchange for a voluntary contribution towards preserving
    resource lands including ridges and open space.

    7.4 Establish scenic corridor overlay zoning. Define design and environmental standards
    for the county’s scenic corridors per TDOT’s Scenic Highway designation “Scenic
    Roadway Handbook.” Standards should address signs, lighting, landscaping, and
    maintenance for properties along such a corridor and shall be paid for by the government

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    9.2 Plan in advance for future infrastructure expansion to support anticipated growth
    and use incentives where appropriate. The county, in partnership with TDOT, the
    TPO, and local utility providers, should understand needed infrastructure expansion
    and partner with the development community on the build out and/or right-of-way and
    easement dedication process including areas inside and outside the growth policy map

    9.3 Focus growth in areas already served by adequate infrastructure. The Plan’s Future
    Land Use Map locates place types partially based on current utility and transportation
    infrastructure availability or where infrastructure improvements are anticipated over the
    horizon of the Plan this includes areas inside and outside the growth policy map

    9.5 Avoid approving isolated developments where infrastructure is inadequate or not
    yet planned. Rezoning of land, subdivisions, or development approvals should not be
    supported in these areas until improvements to major roads or utilities are complete, underway,
    planned over the horizon.

    9.6 Align capital improvement projects. The Comprehensive Plan defines the county’s
    intent for development character, infrastructure expansion, and land uses. Countyfunded capital improvement projects should be evaluated against the goals of the
    Comprehensive Plan to ensure they facilitate implementation and include investments
    across the county including areas inside and outside the growth policy map

    9.7 Establish typical road standards for collectors and arterials. The standards,
    which could prescribe right-of-way needs, lane widths, medians, shoulders, and
    other geometric features, can be used to establish cost shares and memoranda of
    understanding (MOU) with public agencies and private developers.
    Establishing the road standards shall be the sole discrepancy of Knox County Engineering.

    11.2 Limit the use of cul-de-sacs. This can increase network connectivity, better disperse
    traffic, and shorten emergency response times. Fewer dead-end streets provide
    greater connectivity and redundancy in the travel network, which allows vehicular
    traffic to better disperse into the network rather than to a single point along an arterial.
    Increased connectivity also benefits emergency responders by reducing the response
    times needed to access residential developments
    Choosing whether to install a cul-de-sac shall be at the sole discretion of the developer

    11.3 Create sidewalk standards according to place types. These should best serve the
    character and needs of the surrounding development. Sidewalk standards may define
    the expected width, buffer, and lighting expectations based on the character of the
    surrounding development. When tailored to the place types, these standards can
    encourage pedestrian travel by increasing comfort.
    Choosing whether to install sidewalks shall be at the sole discretion of the developer.

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    Administrative and legislative approvals
    of development proposals, including
    rezonings and subdivision plats, should be
    a central means of implementing the Plan.
    Recommendations from staff and decisions
    by the Knoxville-Knox County Planning
    Commission shall reference relevant Comprehensive Plan
    recommendations and policies. The zoning
    code and subdivision regulations shall be
    updated in response to regulatory strategies
    presented in the plan

    Knoxville-Knox County Planning will
    collaborate with all partners including
    staff to ensure clear and consistent interpretation
    of the major items in the Plan

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    dditional Implementation Actions
    IM.1 Modify the process for plan amendments to support
    rezonings. Place types provide a degree of flexibility
    in terms of where they apply to specific sites and the
    specific types of development that are appropriate.
    However, there are inevitably instances where a
    property owner, or developer’s wishes may be in conflict
    with the intent of this Plan. In that case, they will be
    required to request a plan amendment. That process
    should involve public input as part of the application
    prior to a public hearing.
    Planning Commission may initiate
    plan amendments at any time, but consideration of
    amendments from applicants is expected to occur

    Criteria for a plan
    If there is an obvious or
    significant error or omission
    in the Plan, or if one or more
    criteria apply, it may be
    appropriate to update the

    Determining if the Criteria has been met
    shall be at the sole discretion of
    Planning Commission.

    Kyle Ward

    After reading the Mayors notice i have decided to respect his request and retract my amendments and plan to pass the plan as presented by staff

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