December 13, 2005 - Consultants will present
development scenarios for Knoxville's South Waterfront at a public
workshop beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 at Kerbela Shriners
Temple, located at 315 Mimosa Ave.
The workshop is part of the public process to create a South Waterfront
Vision and Action Plan.
Thursday's meeting follows a November workshop in which those attending
viewed exhibits that provided information on every aspect of the
study area, from its historical significance and its cultural inheritance
to neighborhoods, green spaces and major employers. Participants
then offered ideas about what made the South Waterfront special,
before sharing their visions of what this area can and should look
like in the future.
The development scenarios to be presented Thursday reflect comments
made at the first workshop.
"The South Waterfront is a great community asset, and our
vision and action plan for this area will be driven by the ideas
and energy of the community," Mayor Bill Haslam said.
The Knoxville South Waterfront Project, announced by the City of
Knoxville in summer 2005, is designed to set a framework for future
investment and development in the South Waterfront area that is
clear, predictable, and achievable.