The official naming of the crossing between El Pueblito Mexican Grill and AutoZone was approved

By Lindsey Hutson-Suttles

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The LaFollette Regional Planning Commission met Thursday afternoon at city hall.

The commission had to officially name the crossing at Woodson’s Mall between El Pueblito’s and Autozone for 911 purposes. It is known to many as Woodson’s Crossing and the commission voted to accept that name officially.

J.R. Kitts appeared to ask to combine three lots into one parcel. The property is located at the corner of East Central Avenue and 12th Street, across from the Methodist Church. All requirements were met, and the motion was approved.

There was also a preliminary hearing for the same parcel of land owned by Kitts. Kitts wanted to build two, two story town house units on the combined lots. There was no site plan or studies completed so Kitts will need to acquire all needed documentation and return to the commission at a later date.

A variance request was brought before the commission for property located at 302 North 12th Street. LaFollette City Administrator Stan Foust told the commission the lot that the existing structure was on was actually a nonconforming lot and should not have been built on to begin with. The commission, under Foust’s recommendation, did not approve the variance request for an addition to the structure.

Before adjourning, Mayor Cliff Jennings wanted to recognize Codes Officer Jeff Duncan. Last night was Duncan’s final meeting with the planning commission. He has resigned. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/26/2024-6AM)