Room 656, City County Building
The Cumberland Avenue Project division guides the City in the creation of a more inviting, vibrant and safe Cumberland Avenue that enhances the connections to the University of Tennessee and area employers and improves the residential and retail character of the district while providing for all modes of transportation.
The Cumberland Avenue Corridor Plan, adopted by MPC on April 12, 2007 and by City Council on May 8, 2007, provides groundwork for the project.
There are two components to the Project as outlined in the Corridor Study, 1) a Streetscape Plan, and 2) an Urban Design Plan.
STREETSCAPE PLAN - RIGHT OF WAY PUBLIC MEETING
The Streetscape Plan proposes a “road diet” for Cumberland reducing the street from four lanes to three lanes. The City is currently in the ROW phase for this local government guidelines project, which has received TDOT approval for environmental and preliminary engineering. Over the course of the next several months the city and its contractors will be contacting property owners about Temporary Construction Easements and in some cases Utility Easements.
CLICK HERE for 09/25/12 Public Presentation [PDF]
Comment Card [PDF]
Corridor Plan [JPG]
Enlargement Axonometric View [JPG]
Typical Sections [JPG]
View Looking West [JPG]
Submit email comments to Anne Wallace at email@example.com. Please submit comments by close of business, October 16, 2012.
URBAN DESIGN PLAN - FORM BASED CODE
The Cumberland Avenue Corridor Plan, adopted in 2007, calls for a Form Based Code (FBC) to implement the recommendations of the Urban Design Plan. The document is currently being reviewed by an independent consultant, Code Studio, out of Texas. A public meeting will be announced in the future regarding Code Studio's recommendations.
Click here to view the current draft of the Form Based Code for Cumberland Ave. Corridor [PDF]
If you have any questions or comments about the code, please contact Anne Wallace, Cumberland Ave. Project Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-215-2029.
FORM CODE PUBLIC MEETING FOLLOW UP
Thanks to everyone who attended the Form Based Code meeting on Thursday, April 4th! There were about 25 people in attendance and Lee Ensweiler with Code Studio of Austin, Texas gave a great presentation on the draft code.
The DRAFT code is available for review at
There were some comments, questions and observations that will require changes to the draft. If you have comments or questions regarding the draft code, please send them to email@example.com by close of business on Tuesday, April 16th so that they can be incorporated into the next draft.