|Cumberland Avenue Construction Timeline Topic of April 2 Public Meeting
With construction of the City of Knoxville's Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project getting underway, utility-related construction will begin on April 6. A public meeting next week will provide an overview of the entire Cumberland Avenue Corridor construction schedule during the next two years.
The public meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, at the University of Tennessee Visitors Center, 2712 Neyland Drive. City staff will be there, along with representatives from the contractors, KUB and engineering consultants Vaughn & Melton, to discuss the construction timeline and traffic control plans.
Groundbreaking of New Facility for Boys and Girls Clubs
Big day for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley! It's exciting to break ground for new state-of-the-art multipurpose facility on Caswell Avenue, with an aquatic center, a teen center, a technology center, a medical clinic and two gymnasiums.
The "Our Kids, Our Future" campaign raised more than $14 million. Congratulations to a great group of staff, volunteers, families and donors. These are the dedicated, caring people who make it a point to notice what a child might be missing, and then help make sure that boy or girl gets what's needed to be able to succeed.
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Bicycle Facilities Plan Public Meeting Set for April 8
A public meeting on a plan to improve the accessibility, safety and convenience of traveling by bicycle in Knoxville will be held at 6 p.m. on April 8 at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St.
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Special Called City Council Meeting Apr. 9
A special called City Council Meeting
is set for Thursday, April 9 starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Small Assembly Room
of the City County Building, 400 Main Street. The meeting is regarding the
Proposed Sign Ordinance.
City Receives Final Report from Urban Land Institute Panel
On Monday, March 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the East Tennessee History Center, Mayor Madeline Rogero and City of Knoxville staff will discuss the recent report from an Urban Land Institute advisory panel that visited Knoxville last October, and present proposed priorities for moving forward on some of the panel's recommendations.
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CBID Seeks Input from Stakeholders
The Knoxville CBID Management Corporation was created to provide programs and services to make Knoxville a better place in which to live, work and play. As the CBID plans for their next fiscal year (which begins July 1), they would like to receive feedback from stakeholders about existing programs, as well as provide an opportunity to address future priorities.
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City Seeks Nominations to the Business Advisory Council
The Office of Business Support for the City of Knoxville is seeking nominations for its Business Advisory Council (BAC). Nominations are due by April 1, 2015.
Public Vehicle Auction Apr. 6
Vehicles impounded by the City of Knoxville Police Department or Codes Enforcement will be sold at public
auction at Vice Mayor Jack Sharp Road beginning at 10:00 A.M on Monday, April 6.
In the event of inclement weather, the sale will be rescheduled for the following Monday.
Vehicles will be available for inspection 8:00 A.M. on day of sale.
[LIST OF VEHICLES - PDF]
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|KUB Contractor Working Overnight on Downtown Century II Utilities Project
KUB's contractor, Garney Construction, will work overnight this Friday night, March 27, through the day Saturday, March 28, on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project.
Starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 27, a road closure of South Central Street (between Clinch Avenue and Main Street), Main Street (between South Central Street and South Gay Street), and Cumberland Avenue (between State Street and South Central Street) will be in place. Alternate routes include Clinch Avenue, State Street, West Summit Hill Drive, and South Gay Street. This is expected to last through 6 p.m. Saturday, March 28; however, if there are any unexpected delays in the work, this road closure could last beyond the designated time frame.
Knoxville Marathon Race Weekend Prompts Road Closures
It's Marathon time in Tennessee! The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon weekend will draw more than 8,000 runners. The Knoxville Marathon is the signature event for the Knoxville Track Club and the largest competitive road race in East Tennessee, and Knoxville's course is a pre-qualifier for the Boston Marathon. A road closure and temporary no-parking zones will be in effect on Saturday, March 28, and Sunday, March 29, for the Knoxville Marathon and Covenant Health Kids Run.
Volunteers Needed for Ijams River Rescue on April 11
There are still volunteer spots available for Ijams Nature Center's 26th annual River Rescue of the Tennessee River on Saturday, April 11. The community-wide annual event covers 30 different cleanup sites and averages around 1,000 volunteers on Knoxville's river and creek tributaries.
The River Rescue will be augmented this year by the "Tennessee River Tour," a collaborative river cleanup in eight cities within three states. The project is led by 2013 CNN Hero of the Year, Chad Pregracke, and his organization, Living Lands and Waters.
City Uses Greenways Count Data to Measure Trends, Plan Future Connections
The City of Knoxville today released new data on use of City greenways and trails in 2014.
The data was collected using laser counters that tally the number of runners, bikers, walkers and strollers. The devices, positioned on strategically-placed posts along eight of Knoxville's most popular greenways, gather precise information by emitting a harmless, invisible laser beam to count people using the trails. The greenway laser counter project is a partnership effort between the City of Knoxville's Parks and Recreation Department, the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) and the local AmeriCorps program.
[VIEW 2014 DATA - PDF]
City in Process of Drafting New Consolidated Plan & Annual Action Plan for Community Development
The City of Knoxville is in the process of drafting a new Consolidated Plan for Community Development. The five year Consolidated Plan outlines Knoxville's needs, priorities, and strategies for homeless assistance, affordable housing, and non-housing community development for program years 2015-2019. Another component of the Plan is the 2015-2016 Annual Action Plan, which describes the proposed use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds for the first year of the Plan, beginning July 1, 2015.
[Final Draft 2015-16 Annual Action Plan - PDF]
[Final Draft of 2015-19 Consolidated Plan - PDF]
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