Downtown Sevierville parking lot gets approval

Jan. 07, 2013 @ 03:12 PM

The Sevierville Planning Commission has approved the construction of a downtown parking lot.

The lot will face Bruce Street between Court Avenue and Parkway. Its design, which was approved by the city's Public Building Authority in December, features 77 parking spaces, as well as a landscaped area that incorporates a gazebo.

The lot is to be the site of the Bloomin' Barbeque & Bluegrass festival, which the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce annually stages in May.

In other busienss at last week's meeting, the panel heard from Emergency Communications District Coordinator Vince Loveday on a plan to change a street name in Smith-Thomas Technology Park, from Heritage Place Way to KaTom Way. The street is outside the city limits, so no formal action was needed.The park is located near Bass Pro Shops, and KaTom is its newest and principal occupant.

In a motion proposed by Mayor Bryan Atchley, the commission unanimously gave the change its blessing.

In other business, the commission approved:

- The siting of a Waffle House on Winfield Dunn Parkway

- A letter of credit relating to utility services at the Sterling Springs Resort development

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