Proposed South Knoxville resort postpones planning commission presentation

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A spokesperson for a 40-acre resort proposed in South Knoxville says they are postponing their presentation to a local planning commission. 

Members of the community had a second opportunity Tuesday to learn more about “Ancient Lore Village at Boyd Hollow.”

The 40-acre resort is slated to open in 2020 and will feature more than 150 period homes, treehouses and more.

People learned more about the endeavor over ice cream Tuesday night at SoKno Market.
Developers say the meeting was a success, saying they fielded more than 20 questions and can use this conversation as plans move forward.

“As designers of the property and planners were are going to be able to do things that will please the community and make the community proud of this project,” said Matthew Cross, a member of the resort’s design & development team. 

The group ‘Keep the Urban Wilderness Peaceful’ have voiced their concerns about the project and the rezoning that would be needed for its development. The group is made up of residents who live in the area that would be affected by the new resort.

Members of Keep the Urban Wilderness Peaceful also voiced their concern over the plans at another community meeting on Monday.

“Although this is a very interesting and unique project it is incompatible with South Knoxville, it is incompatible to drop a commercial enterprise in the middle of a residential area,” said Corrine Rovetti of Keep the Urban Wilderness Peaceful.

Plans to make progress on the South Knoxville resort have been postponed in reaction to opposition from some members of the community. 

A spokesperson representing the project confirms organizers have asked to postpone their presentation before the Knoxville-Knox County planning commission. They say the decision is to allow more time to better educate the community.

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