Sevenoaks residents rebel

LENOIR CITY — Residents of Sevenoaks West subdivision in the Cedar Bluff area want something done about 15 utilities poles that have been placed in their front yards.

Robert “Bob” Pryor, an attorney and resident of the subdivision, spoke on behalf of the residents during a Lenori City Utilities Board meeting Monday, Oct. 20, in Lenoir City.
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Board passes R-6 changes

Zoning ordinance amendments concerning multi-family R-6 residential dwellings, or apartments, in the town of Farragut were passed on second and final reading.

Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted unanimously to approve three ordinance amendments during its meeting Thursday, Oct. 9, in Town Hall.

While a few Grigsby Chapel Road area residents attended the meeting to see if the Board would act on a possible rezoning request, they left the meeting, one by one, when they saw there was no request on the agenda.

The ordinance amendments came about after developers, TDK Construction and Perry Management Group, asked the Town to revisit its existing ordinance last May, Ashley Miller, Farragut Community Develop-ment assistant director, said.

Miller said the ordinances were years old and needed to be brought up to date.
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Campbell Station ramp gets revamp

Above is an artist’s rendering of what the I-40/75 interchange with Campbell Station Road will look like after the Tennessee Department of Transportation completes its upgrade. Improvements include lengthening the westbound ramp and adding an additional exit lane. Completion deadline is June 30. Tennessee Department of Transportation has begun improvements to the I-40/75 interchange at Campbell Station Road.

“We ask that motorists use caution when driving in the area while the project is under way,” Mark Nagi, TDOT Region I community relations officer, said.

The improvements include lengthening the westbound ramp.

“The current afternoon peak hour traffic backs down the shoulder of westbound I-40 because the existing ramp length is approximately 650 feet long,” Nagi said. “The proposed ramp length will be approximately 1,750 feet and accommodate two storage lanes.”

The project also calls for an additional exit lane.

Nagi said I-40, just west of Campbell Station Road, currently consists of three traffic lanes westbound.
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BOMA rezones Campbell Station Road site for apartments

Perry Management Group received its first vote from Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen to rezone a parcel of land at 820 N. Campbell Station Road so it could develop apartments.

Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted unanimously on first reading to rezone the parcel from general single-family residential [R-2] to R-6 [multi-family] and Open Space Mixed Family Residential [OSMFR], which is a new overlay district during its meeting Thursday, Oct. 23.
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