Condo Conundrum

A dispute over a proposed condo development in Old North Knoxville exemplifies some of the city’s land use issues.

Condo Conundrum

A dispute over a proposed development in Old North Knoxville exemplifies some of the city’s land use conflicts.

by scott barker • december 7, 2018

Some neighbors object to a plan to put 10 condominium units into the lintz building at 428 E. scott ave.

In Old North Knoxville, residents are divided on whether they would prefer a nearly empty office building on Scott Avenue or a condo building filled with residents.
Concerns about traffic and multi-family development in a single-family neighborhood.
The Lintz Building at 428 Scott Ave. is zoned for single-family residential use, but it’s grandfathered to allow commercial activities. A prospective owner wants to buy the building and turn it into a condo development, to the consternation of some neighbors.
The developers are seeking a zoning change to allow a multi-f...

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