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Cumberland Ave Corridor Project
For updated information about the Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project or to share your concerns please visit the Cumberland Connection Blog
A History of Connection: Cumberland Avenue Corridor Plan
Form Based Code Prior Drafts
What is the Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project? [PDF]
Project History
Public Meetings/Presentations
Parking Study [PDF]
Cumberland Avenue Merchants Association (CAMA)
06/12/13 - Public Meeting June 18 on Form Based Code for Cumberland Ave.
03/28/13 - Public Meeting Apr. 4 on Form Based Code for Cumberland Ave.
09/07/12 - Public Meeting on Cumberland Project Right-of-Way
06/26/12 - Cumberland Avenue Project Moves Forward
01/25/11 - City Revises Utility Plans on Cumberland Ave.
11/02/10 - City to Host Public Meeting Regarding Cumberland Ave. Corridor Project on Nov. 9
05/17/10 - Cumberland Avenue Streetscape Plan Moves Forward
04/07/10 - Cumberland Ave. Streetscape Project Public Meeting April 19
Anne Wallace
Cumberland Avenue
Project Manager

Room 655, City County Building
Fax: 865-215-3035

The Cumberland Avenue Project division guides the City in the creation of a more inviting, vibrant and safe Cumberland Avenue that enhances the connections to the University of Tennessee and area employers and improves the residential and retail character of the district while providing for all modes of transportation.

The Cumberland Avenue Corridor Plan, adopted by MPC on April 12, 2007 and by City Council on May 8, 2007, provides groundwork for the project.

There are two components to the Project as outlined in the Corridor Study, 1) an Urban Design Plan , and 2) a Streetscape Plan.


The Cumberland Avenue Corridor Plan, adopted in 2007, calls for a Form Based Code (FBC) to implement the recommendations of the Urban Design Plan. The document has been reviewed by an independent consultant, Code Studio, out of Texas.

Click here to view the Final Draft of the Form Based Code for Cumberland Ave. Corridor [PDF]

Click here to view Administration Section for Form Districts and General Provisions [PDF]

This document is scheduled to be heard at the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) regular meeting in September. The agenda for that meeting can be found at http://agenda.knoxmpc.org.

The monthly MPC public meeting is held on the second Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building, 400 Mains St. For questions about the meeting, contact MPC at 865-215-2500.

If MPC recommends approval of the rezoning and FBC document at the September 12th meeting, the next step in the process would be for City Council to approve on two readings.


The Streetscape Plan proposes a “road diet” for Cumberland reducing the street from four lanes to three lanes. The City is currently in the ROW phase for this local government guidelines project, which has received TDOT approval for environmental and preliminary engineering. Over the course of the next several months the city and its contractors will be contacting property owners about Temporary Construction Easements and in some cases Utility Easements.

CLICK HERE for 09/25/12 Public Presentation [PDF]
  • Comment Card [PDF]
  • Corridor Plan [JPG]
  • Enlargement Axonometric View [JPG]
  • Typical Sections [JPG]
  • View Looking West [JPG]




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