October 20, 2005 - The City of Knoxville
released today a schedule for more than a dozen public meetings beginning
October 26 through June 15, 2006 to create a South Waterfront Vision
and Action Plan.
The meetings include three workshops to elicit comments and feedback
from the public, as well as meetings of the South Waterfront Oversight
Committee - comprised of representatives of neighborhoods, businesses
and public agencies - and City Council workshops.
"I encourage everyone interested in developing this framework
for future development and investment in the South Waterfront to
participate in this process," said Mayor Bill Haslam. "The
South Waterfront holds the potential to be a great community asset,
and it's important that the community be involved in determining
how to best develop that potential."
The City's consultants on the project, Hargreaves Associates, will
lead the workshops, which will focus on setting goals for the project,
exploring alternatives, generating options and eventually creating
the vision plan and actions necessary to accomplish the plan.
Public workshops will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17; Thursday, Dec.
15; and Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006. All meetings are at 6 p.m. at the
Kerbela Shriners Temple, 315 Mimosa Ave. (behind Baptist Hospital).
A schedule of Oversight Meetings and City Council workshops is
available at www.cityofknoxville.org/southwaterfront
or by dialing 311, the City of Knoxville's customer service center.