City schedules public meeting on transit center
June 29, 2004 - The city of Knoxville is
sponsoring a public meeting on Tuesday, July 13 to discuss the proposed
location for a new Knoxville Central Station Transit Center.
The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Candy Factory, 1060 World's
Fair Park Drive.
Staff members from the city's Department of Economic Development
and the Public Building Authority will review an analysis of downtown
sites that led to a preliminary top rating for the location on State
Street with additional access from Gay Street.
The reasons for this rating will be discussed, and e-mail and mailing
addresses will be provided so citizens can comment prior to the city
making a final decision.
The proposed transit center will be a multi-story center that will
house: passenger waiting and transfer facilities for existing and
proposed buses, shuttle, trolley and taxi service; bicycle facilities;
passenger and driver amenities; parking to replace existing spaces
and additional parking to support transit/rideshare activities; and
potentially, public-use facilities, residential, retail and/or office
space development. Federal grants will pay for 80 percent of the cost
of the center, with the remainder to be split between the state of
Tennessee and city of Knoxville.