City Council Affirms Washington Pike Subdivision Approval

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Knoxville City Council affirmed the Planning Commission’s approval of a new 261 lot neighborhood on Washington Pike after developer Maddox Companies worked to address new concerns raised by some community members.


The subdivision was overwhelmingly approved by the Planning Commission in August. An appeal to the Knoxville City Council, signed by three Knox County residents and one City of Knoxville resident, was filed weeks after the Planning Commission approval.

Maddox had reached out to neighborhood groups and met with community leaders prior to the Planning Commission meeting in August, and volunteered to attend a meeting of the Alice Bell/Springhill Neighborhood Association to present plans for the development.

“We incorporated feedback from community leaders into the design prior to consideration by the Planning Commission. We always seek for our developments to be consistent with the public interests.” said developer Steve Maddox. “We are thankful for the support of the City Council to proceed with the development and help alleviate the housing shortage in Knoxville.”

The act by City Council gives Maddox final approval to move forward.

This subdivision on Washington Pike, located behind Target and New Harvest Park, will include 261 homes and townhomes. This will be the largest residential subdivision to be developed in the City of Knoxville in over 20 years.

For more information regarding this development, please contact Brandon Clark or Steve Maddox at 865-522-9910.

Planning commission approves 261-unit residential subdivision developed by Maddox Companies

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A major new north Knoxville residential development gained overwhelmingly approval at yesterday’s planning commission meeting. The subdivision, developed by Maddox Companies, will include 261 homes and townhomes, and is located on Washington Pike behind Target and New Harvest Park.

"This will be the largest residential subdivision developed in the City of Knoxville in the over 20 years,” said developer Steve Maddox.

This approval comes at a time when available housing inventory is reaching all time lows, and resulting rising prices are causing housing affordability to become a major challenge to many Knox County residents.

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Maddox Companies worked with surrounding neighborhood groups and city council to maximize positive impact on the community, including clustering development on the flatter areas of the property to preserve the ridgetop and abate any impact on the adjoining New Harvest Park.

“All the neighborhood groups have been great. We look forward to creating new growth within the city and adding to the tax base. We appreciate the community groups, and especially councilwoman Lauren Rider, for working so closely with us.” developer Steve Maddox said.

For additional information regarding this development, please contact Brandon Clark or Steve Maddox at 865-522-9910.

Concept Plan Approved For Grassy Creek Development

(Knoxville, Tenn.) — Maddox Companies received planning commission approval of its conceptual master plan for Grassy Creek, a 30-acre commercial development in Northwest Knox County. The site, located at the intersection of Oak Ridge Highway and Schaad Road, is being developed by Maddox Companies as a neighborhood retail destination.


Maddox Companies is working with various retailers and restaurants interested in being a part of Grassy Creek development, and it is expected to spur new economic growth for the surrounding area.

“This is going to be the best development at the intersection of two new five lane highways,” developer Steve Maddox said. “This economic boost and road improvements will provide new amenities for all of Knoxville.”

The extension and widening of Schaad Road is funded and on track to be completed by Knox County within 24 months. This expansion will connect Interstate 75 north of Knoxville at Callahan Road to Interstate 40/75 in West Knoxville at Lovell Road. Additionally, Oak Ridge Highway has recently been widened to five lanes from the Grassy Creek site east to I-640 in Knoxville.

In June of 2017, Maddox Companies received the Knox County Commission for rezoning of the Grassy Creek development to a CA zone, consistent with the location’s character at the intersection of two major arteries in a rapidly growing section of Knox County.

For additional information regarding Grassy Creek, please contact Brandon Clark or Steve Maddox at 865-522-9910