Lt. Alexander Bonnyman Young Marine Lance Cpl. Luke Jones simulated “Taps” while in the background the 924 Detachment’s Marine Corps Honor Guard Rifle Team, having just performed a 21-gun salute, stood at attention during the ceremony.
Farragut’s Municipal Planning Commission was treated to several new drawings during its regular monthly meeting Thursday, May 21 — its second held electronically — as plans for the old Kroger development Town Center continue to unfold.
The renderings — proposed building elevations, streetscapes and even a concept master plan — were just the latest offered by Budd Cullom of CHM Development. Along with his design team, Cullom plans to create a bustling Town Center on the 40-plus acre property, complete with retail, restaurants, multi-family housing, office space and parks.
“As they are doing more research, they are trying to get as much feedback as possible from the FMPC as early as possible,” Town Community Development director Mark Shipley said. “There is a lot of green space, and certainly it has a lot of good elements here.”
The property, with a street address of 11238 Kingston Pike, is located directly across the street from Farragut High School’s Lendon Welch Way main entrance, which would align with the development’s Main Street.
In the wake of numerous utility breaks and unclear about the direction MCI/Verizon is taking as it pursues fiber installation throughout Town, Farragut’s Municipal Planning Commission — still meeting electronically by Gov. Bill Lee’s orders — denied the company’s latest application Thursday, May 21.
MasTec, a subcontractor for MCI/Verizon, had requested permits allowing it to install underground fiber along North Campbell Station Road, Herron Road, Cottage Creek subdivision, portions of The Cove at Turkey Creek, Stonecrest and Sweet Briar subdivisions, as well as West End Avenue.
The agenda item appeared to be a continuation of a six-phase project first approved last year by the FMPC, although Mike Majka of Verizon told commissioners last week the project is not an expansion — the application was simply a new one. MasTec received approval for permits in December to install underground fiber throughout Farragut in both commercial and residential areas.
• Per Knox County Health Department guidelines on Phase 2 Re-opening, Town of Farragut announces its annual Independence Day Parade has been cancelled, along with Fun with Farragut’s Fleet.
• However, Farragut Community Center and Town Hall will re-open next week.
Details, other events
• In lieu of the parade, the Town is asking businesses and neighborhoods to participate in Festive Fourth at Home. This event, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Saturday, July 4, encourages residents to decorate yards, houses, cars, trucks, etc. and dress in festive attire for drive-by viewing. The Town asks participants to send their location to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m., Thursday, July 2, for inclusion on a map of participating locations.
Concerning our continuing issues communicating with Knox County Sheriff’s Office records personnel to receive “Police Reports” came the following from Hillary Martin, KCSO Public Records Request coordinator: “we’ve been receiving a lot of similar complaints, so we let our IT Department know yesterday (May 20) that the website isn’t working.” We apologize for the continuing issues.