|Mayor Meets with Local Chapter of Women in Construction
On Thursday, March 6, Mayor Rogero spent time with the Knoxville Chapter 61 of the National Association of Women In Construction. Knoxville Chapter 61 has distinguished itself for over 45 years as the voice of women in construction in Knoxville and has benefited Knoxville through community development and educational programs.
Tree Care Firm, City Protecting Ash Trees in Parks
Less than 1 percent of Knoxville's trees are ash trees - and to make sure those numbers don't dwindle, the City of Knoxville will be working with Cortese Tree Specialists Inc. to protect some city-owned ash trees. The City and Cortese Tree Specialists in the coming weeks will be treating 13 ash trees in West Hills Park, Chilhowee Park and Morningside Park and along Neyland Greenway to combat the Emerald Ash Borer, said City Urban Forester Kasey Krouse.
Public Meeting on Mobile Food Vendor Pilot Program Mar. 12
On Wednesday, March 12 at 5:30 p.m., City officials will present details of the pilot program for food trucks/mobile food units, which is scheduled to begin later this spring. The meeting will be held at The Southern Depot, 318 W. Depot Ave. The program will include regulations for mobile food vending on both public and private property.
City Council Workshop on New Homelessness Plan Mar. 13
A City Council workshop on the proposed homelessness plan will be held at 5:30 p.m. on March 13 in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building.
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Market Square Project to Protect '6 Gorgeous Oak Trees'
City of Knoxville crews have started laying in a new paved walkway in Market Square and will be making other landscaping improvements in coming weeks. The aim is to increase the functionality of the south end of Market Square, cut down on maintenance costs and protect the root systems of the six sawtooth oaks that have been showing some signs of stress.
|Henley Bridge is OPEN!
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|Cumberland Avenue Overhaul to Start This Summer
Work could start as early as June 1 on Phase I of the Cumberland Avenue Corridor street redesign - an estimated $4 million six-month construction project that aims to ease traffic clogs on the western end of the corridor. The Tennessee Department of Transportation has given the City the Notice to Proceed to Construction on Phase I, the stretch of Cumberland Avenue between 22nd Street and Alcoa Highway. The City will advertise to begin seeking bids starting this weekend.
Good Neighbor of the Year Award to be Announced Saturday
Seven Knoxville neighborhood residents will be honored as finalists for the Diana Conn Good Neighbor of the Year Award at the City of Knoxville's Neighborhood Awards and Networking Luncheon on Saturday, March 8, at the Convention Center. The seven were nominated by their neighbors in response to a call from the Office of Neighborhoods in early January. All will be honored, but only one will receive the Neighbor of the Year Award. Registration is now closed for this event.
Watch for Weekend Temporary Road Closures
Anticipate a handful of weekend lane reductions, rolling closures and no-parking areas due to some events and entertainment setups. Two races will cause rolling closures and there will be closures along World's Fair Park Drive and Clinch Ave.
Panel Kicks Off Celebration of Civil Rights Act Anniversary
The City held a Political Roundtable Discussion on Title I & Title VIII - "Voting, Voting Registration, Statistics and Districting" today at noon in the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building. The Panel consisted of Knox County Commissioner Mike Hammond, City Councilman and former Mayor Daniel Brown, City of Knoxville Deputy to the Mayor Bill Lyons, and Election Commissioner Chairman Chris Heagerty.
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Mardi Growl Parade and Festival
Over 400 dogs descended on Downtown Knoxville Saturday for the Mardi Growl Parade and Festival.
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Enjoy free live in studio performances at 12 noon on Mondays thru Saturdays at the WDVX 89.9 FM studio in Downtown Knoxville at 301 South Gay Street.
Knoxville Events Coming Soon!
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