New assisted living center proposed

The property at the corner of North Campbell Station and Herron roads is the proposed site of an Amber Care Assisted Living facility. Amber Care is asking Farragut Municipal Planning Commission to approve an amendment to its Comprehensive Land Use Plan and rezoning from R-2 to R-6 for the property. A new assisted living center, Amber Care, was proposed at the intersection of North Campbell Station and Herron Roads, but residents’ objections have derailed those plans.

Peter Falk, president of Autumn Care Assisted Living, and wife, Mari Falk, executive director, submitted a request to Farragut Municipal Planning Commission to amend its Comprehensive Land Use Plan for that 4.5-acre site from very low density residential to civic/institutional and to rezone the parcel from R-2 to R-6.

The Falks asked the Town amend the text of its zoning ordinance in relation to definitions of elderly housing, assisted living and nursing homes and its parking space allocations, during an FMPC meeting Thursday, May 21.

At that meeting, a number of residents objected, leaving Commissioner Ed Whiting to tell Falk the possibility of the center being built there was unlikely.
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business briefs

• Brad Salsbury, PE, has joined Littlejohn Engineering as a senior project engineer in its Knoxville office. During his 20-year career, Salsbury has worked in many different facets of civil/site design, geotechnical and environmental engineering fields.

• The Rev. Dr. Bruce Spangler has joined Volunteer Ministry Center in Knoxville as interim chief executive officer. Spangler has been with VMC for eight years, serving as CEO.
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