Direction change for Snyder recommended: ‘commercial’

Snyder Road and the proposed Town Center took center stage for Farragut’s Comprehensive Land Use Steering Committee, as it reviewed how to best plan undeveloped land during its meeting Wednesday, Feb. 27.

Last year, the committee studied and made recommendations to Watt Road, on which Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen ultimately acted.

The committee then turned its attention to Outlet Drive during a meeting Wednesday, Jan. 30, where it decided to recommend changing properties currently designated office and light industrial use to commercial.

On Feb. 27 it focused on Snyder Road, choosing to recommend changing office/light industrial uses to regional commercial.

The undeveloped portion is just west of the existing mini warehouse off Snyder Road, Farragut Community Development director Mark Shipley said.

“We were pretty much going to keep the rest of (the uses) the same,” he added.

Another area near North Campbell Station Road is where the committee plans to recommend keeping the use as open space cluster.

One of the maps presented shows there are two undeveloped tracts along Snyder Road — a 26.4-acre tract belonging to Juanita Wallen and Bradley Mayes, and another 12-acre tract belonging to Douglas and Gary Campbell.

They currently are zoned Small Lot and General Single Family Residential.

“Other tracts are close to the Interstate,” Shipley said.

“There are a lot of slopes” along the Snyder Road corridor, Shipley added, noting there also is a sink hole near the Interstate. “There are a lot of challenges (to develop properties).”

Shipley asked committee members to review the maps and come back with more feedback.

He noted there still are other undeveloped parcels, such as the area around Ingles market, the McFee Park roundabout and along Concord Road.

On another topic, Vice Mayor Louise Povlin suggested extending the Town Center boundary from Jamestowne Boulevard to Kingston Pike from a residential and transportation aspect.

She said she wanted to

encompass more area into the Town Center plan to ensure