November 18, 2005 - Mayor Bill Haslam thanked
those attending the first public workshop on the South Waterfront
Thursday, Nov. 17 and stated his goal for a planning process that
is transparent, inclusive and driven by the ideas and energy of the
The workshop was the starting point in creating a South Waterfront
Vision and Action Plan that is "driven by the ideas and energy
of the community and can be realistically achieved," Mayor Bill
After a presentation by project manager Gavin McMillan of Hargreaves
& Associates, those attending the workshop went to work. They
studied tabletop exhibits that provided information on every aspect
of the district, from its historical significance and its cultural
inheritance to neighborhoods, greenspaces and major employers.
The participants then offered their own ideas about what made the
South Waterfront special, before sharing their visions of what this
community asset can and should look like in the future.
The feedback will provide the foundation for the next workshop to
be held Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. at Kerbela Temple, 315 Mimosa Ave., next
to Baptist Hospital.