Powell residents raise questions about proposed supermarket

Powell residents raise questions about proposed supermarket

Concerned citizens met Monday with city, county and Kroger officials about a proposed store in the Powell area. Concerned citizens met Monday with city, county and Kroger officials about a proposed store in the Powell area.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Concerned citizens met Monday with city, county and Kroger officials about a proposed store in the Powell area.

Kroger wants to build a new store on the former Powell Airport site.

A rezoning proposal that would allow for the store's construction is scheduled Tuesday for a vote by the Knoxville City Council, but the plan has drawn criticism from neighbors.

Nearby residents worry the site's proximity to Beaver Creek could lead to flooding problems.

"We're still a little uncertain, as my property backs right up to where they're going to be, how they're going to contain all that water down without it moving either on our property or backing it up toward the interstate," said Gary Nelson. "That's a big concern."

Another concern about the location of the proposed store is the traffic it will bring.

"It's more of a traffic problem for me coming back out onto Emory Road," said John Tipton. "But when he's talking about putting in a second traffic light, that would solve our problem up there, for our part of it anyway."

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