January 17, 2006 - A public meeting is
scheduled to review the design of the of planned Knoxville Station
Transit Center on Thursday, January 26 at the East Tennessee History
Center, 610 S. Gay Street.
The meeting will focus on the building's exterior, and follows
a December meeting that reviewed the design plans for the center's
Registration will open at 5 p.m., followed by the meeting at 5:30
The design team will make a presentation regarding the design,
and those in attendance will be able to view renderings, ask questions
and make comments. Comment cards will also be available.
Knoxville Station will be located on a block bounded by State Street,
Commerce Avenue, S. Central Street and Union Avenue with a pedestrian
connection to Gay Street. The station will house passenger waiting
and transfer facilities for existing and proposed buses, and provide
direct links to the trolley system, shuttles and taxi services.
There is the potential for the development of other public-use facilities,
and residential, retail and/or office space. Parking will be incorporated
within the facility.
"Public participation is important to the design process,"
Mayor Bill Haslam said. "We want to ensure this public facility
meets the public's needs."
Written comments may be mailed to Jeff Galyon, Public Building
Authority, Andrew Johnson Building, 912 S. Gay Street, Knoxville,
TN 37902 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. This comment period
will be open through February 15, 2006.
Anyone with disabilities who needs accommodations should contact
Frances Hall at 865-804-8994 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.
For information on bus routes call KAT at 637-3000 or visit its
website at www.katbus.com.