November 15, 2005 - Mayor Bill Haslam invites
Knoxville citizens to participate in the first public workshop on
Thursday to begin creation of the South Waterfront Vision and Action
The workshop will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Kerbela Shriners
Temple, located at 315 Mimosa Ave., near Baptist Hospital.
"I encourage everyone interested in developing this framework
for future development and investment in the South Waterfront to
participate in this process," said Mayor Haslam. "The
South Waterfront is a great community asset, and it's important
the community be involved in determining how to best develop this
special place to its full potential."
The Mayor also announced the launch of a new interactive web site
- that will contain continuous updates on the project, a schedule
of public meetings, maps and other graphics, and ways that citizens
can offer their comments.
The City's consultants on the South Waterfront, a team lead by
Hargreaves Associates, will lead Thursday's and other public 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.
The South Waterfront Vision and Action Plan will address such issues
as land uses and zoning; urban design guidelines; transportation;
public access to the waterfront; and archeological surveys.
Two more Public Workshops are scheduled for Thursday, Dec 15th and
Thursday, Jan 26th at 6:00 PM at the Kerbela Shriners Temple, 315
Mimosa Ave. (behind Baptist Hospital)
the South Waterfront Vision Plan & Action Plan: Project Schedule