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]
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.
Click here to view the current draft of the Form Based Code for Cumberland Ave. Corridor [PDF]
Thanks to everyone who attended the Form Based Code meeting on Thursday, April 4, 2013. There were about 25 people in attendance and Lee Ensweiler with Code Studio of Austin, Texas gave a great presentation on the draft code.
Another public meeting has been scheduled for June 18 at 6 p.m. in the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building located at 400 Main Street. This meeting will review new recommendations for building heights that have been proposed for Lake and White Avenues based on public comment from the April 4th meeting. Please see the following draft regulating plan and sections which will be discussed at the meeting on June 18.
Click here to see the draft regulating plan and sections [PDF]
If you have any questions or comments about the code, please contact Anne Wallace, Cumberland Ave. Project Manager, at email@example.com or 865-215-2029.