Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen will be voting on the following ordinances tonight (Thursday, Jan. 28, during its regular meeting), all of which pertain to the Farragut Town Center at Biddle Farms project.
• Ordinance 21-01, amending the Future Land Use Map in the Comprehensive Land Use Plan Update for a portion of Parcel 003.19, Tax Map 143 (a portion of the property referenced as 133 Concord Road) associated with the Farragut Town Center at Biddle Farms project from Medium Density Residential to Town Center (CHM, LLC, Applicant)
• Ordinance 21-02, amending the Farragut Zoning Map in association with the Farragut Town Center at Biddle Farms project, 11230 and 11240 Kingston Pike and 133 Concord Road, Parcels 3.02, 3.03, 3.10, and a portion of 3.19, Tax Map 143, from General Commercial (C-1) and General Single-Family Residential (R-2) to Planned Commercial Development (PCD), 43.63 Acres. (CHM, LLC applicant);
• Ordinance 21-03, amending the Farragut Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 3., Section XII. F. Mixed Use Town Center, associated with the Farragut Town Center at Biddle Farms project, 11230 and 11240 Kingston Pike and 133 Concord Road, Parcels 3.02, 3.03, 3.10, and a portion of 3.19, Tax Map 143, 43.63 Acres, Budd Cullom, applicant.
• November 2019: Developer Budd Cullom attends Town Staff/Developer meeting Nov. 5, 2019; farragutpress runs story about potential development on Kroger property Nov. 14;
• February 2020: Farragut Mayor Ron Williams shares the old Kroger property will be “Mixed-Use development” with Town Tourism advisory Committee in a Feb. 13 farragutpress story, which also mentions the inclusion of “high-end” apartments. The project was also mentioned during the monthly Shop Farragut/FBA meeting and reported in farragutpress Feb. 6;
April 2020: Artist renderings and project details of the proposed Mixed Use Town Center shared with Farragut Municipal Planning Commission April 16; story runs in farragutpress April 23. Project also mentioned in an April 2 Shop Farragut/FBA farragutpress story;
May 2020: “Big View of Town Center” project detailed to FMPC May 21, featured in farragutpress May 28;
July 16: FMPC approves concept plan for Farragut Town Center at Biddle Farms;
July 28: Comprehensive Land Use Plan steering committee meets specifically to discuss changes to the Mixed Use Town Center; farragutpress runs story Aug. 6;
Aug. 19: CLUP steering committee meets again to discuss potential updates to the Mixed Use Town Center;
Sept. 17: FMPC approves changes to the CLUP text regarding the MUTC, based on the steering committee meetings. Is sent to BOMA for consideration in October;
Sept. 24: farragutpress story details Town Center at Biddle Farms concept; Town administrator David Smoak explains likelihood of “horizontal” rather than “vertical” concept utilized;
October 2020: BOMA votes Oct. 8 and again on Oct. 22 to approve Ordinance 20-20, changing text in the CLUP. Changes included allowing apartments in only one of five designated Town Center designations – the Biddle property. Accusations continue from residents upset about limited public input and question processes being followed;
Nov. 3: Cullom shares more detailed site plans for the Biddle Farms project. Story runs in Nov. 12 farragutpress;
Nov. 19: FMPC votes to approve and recommend Future Land Use Map CLUP changes from Medium Density to Town Center and also approved recommending the Biddle property be rezoned from General Commercial (C-1) and General Single-Family Residential (R-2) to Planned Commercial Development. (Sent to BOMA for a vote);
Dec. 10: Town attorney Tom Hale publicly refutes allegations of Board or procedural malfeasance for the fifth time;
Dec. 17: FMPC approves zoning text amendment changes relating to the Biddle Farms project, specifically approving horizontal as well as vertical in MUTC; sent to BOMA for January consideration;
Jan. 14: BOMA votes unanimously to approve the three Ordinances relating to the Biddle Farm project.