from December 5, 2007 at
Bob Whetsel has joined the City of Knoxville’s Policy and Communication Department as the Director of Redevelopment. Bob will be the point person for the City on the Cumberland Avenue project.
Amy Brooks will serve as MPC’s project coordinator for Cumberland Avenue.
Implementation of the Cumberland Avenue Corridor Plan began in September 2007.
Implementation will include a Cumberland Avenue Parking Study, a Traffic Circulation Analysis, the development of a form-based code, design and engineering plan, and finally, construction.
Project implementation will continue through fall 2009.
MPC is conducting a parking study that will analyze existing conditions, analyze best practices and make recommendation for a parking management program for the corridor.
MPC will prepare a traffic circulation analysis for Cumberland Avenue and the adjacent neighborhoods.
This analysis is expected to begin in January 2008.
The South Waterfront form-based code will provide the template for the Cumberland Avenue code. http://www.cityofknoxville.org/southwaterfront/code/default.asp
Design guidelines in the Cumberland Avenue plan provide the foundation for the code.
MPC and the community still need to discuss specific elements of the form-based code such as, height.
A draft form-based code is expected in February 2008.
Façade improvement programs will be discussed.
Designation of Cumberland Avenue as a redevelopment area is under discussion.
Advisory Committee Role:
The Committee will continue to act as a sounding board throughout the implementation phase.
The Committee will have the opportunity to suggest modifications to implementation plans.
Committee meetings have tentatively been scheduled for February, April and June of 2008.
Amy Brooks, TPO
Jeff Welch , TPO
Mark Donaldson, MPC
Ken Pruitt, MPC
Mike Carberry, MPC
Kevin Dalby, UT Student
Amanda Snowden, TDOT
Rudy McKinley , East TN Children’s Hospital
Ed Jepson, Planning Department
Steve King, City of Knoxville
Randall DeFord, Fort Sanders Neighborhood Association
Mike Clark, Cumberland Avenue Merchant
Rob Dansereau, Cumberland Avenue Merchant
Councilman Joe Hultquist, Knoxville City Council
Jen Stubbs, Cumberland Avenue Merchant
Cathy Irwin, Fort Sanders Neighborhood Association
John Hunter, TDOT
Ed Medford, Knoxville Utilities Board
Julie Dougherty, Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Marti Davis, Knoxville News Sentinel
Madeleine Weil, City of Knoxville
David Rausch, Knoxville Police Department