Kingston Pike Village plans discussed by Town staff

Since Watt Road Investments, LLC, has received its rezoning for Planned Commercial District for its Kingston Pike Village development along South Watt Road, the applicant has submitted a site plan for the apartment phase to Town of Farragut.

Daniel Smith and Tyler Lindsey, developers with Watt Road Investments, LLC., presented the Phase 1 site plan during a Farragut Staff-Developer meeting Tuesday, July 3.

The proposed Kingston Pike Village is planned for 114.32 acres at 115 S. Watt Road, behind Little Joe’s Pizza, near the corner of South Watt Road-Kingston Pike intersection.

Pat Iannelli, project’s architect and owner of PDI Architecture, said the plan calls for nine buildings with between 22 and 26 one-story, garden-style units in each.

Iannelli added there would be one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units available.

Start of construction would “depend on how fast we get done with planning,” he said.

Mark Bialik, the project’s engineer and owner of GBS Engineering, said he believes the developers want to start in September, “if not sooner. That’s the ideal situation,” he added.

“In order to do (the apartments), the dirt (grading) work necessary (for the apartments) necessitates building the pads for the other (commercial) part of the development,” Bialik said. He noted the project’s cost had not been determined as of this meeting.

Staff expressed no issues with the architectural elements of the development. Mark Shipley, Farragut Community Development director, said it met the Town’s requirement to have 75 percent masonry.

The first floor would be 100 percent masonry, Bialik said.

The construction type will be very similar to The Overlook apartments being constructed along North Campbell Station Road, he added.

However, staff did question other elements of the site plan — landscaping, lighting, 8-foot walls between the buildings, cross walks and a detention pond — and reviewed Town staff’s comments from last month.