Community members voice concern over proposed 40-acre South Knoxville resort

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People came together Monday against Tom Boyd’s plans for ‘Ancient Lore Village at Boyd Hollow’, a 40-acre resort planned to open in South Knoxville. 

The 40-acre resort is based on Tom Boyd’s fantasy novel series titled “The Bobbins: Outcast to the Inner Earth” and will feature more than 150-period homes and treehouses.

Community members expressed concern about the project at Monday’s meeting, primarily because they don’t want a commercial development they say, dropped into the middle of the area where they live.

About 100 leaders and group members of the Keep the Urban Wilderness Peaceful group were on hand. The group is made up of people that live in and around the area affected by this proposed project.

Group co-founder Corinne Rovetti said Keep the Urban Wilderness Peaceful was formed in response to learning that businessman Tom Boyd was requesting commercial rezoning in their residential area.

“Our concern is not about the project per se but rezoning a residential area to a commercial zone and that is what we oppose,” Rovetti said.

Keep the Urban Wilderness Peaceful leaders invited some Knox County commissioners to Monday’s meeting. They say they aimed to gather information and form a greater understanding of how a rezoning and sector plan change works.

Read more about the proposed $40-million resort coming to South Knoxville here.

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