|Wayfinding Signs Hit Downtown
Take a close look next time you're downtown. Installation of a comprehensive, attractive system of signs continues, part of the Wayfinding project. Pictured here is a vertical gateway sign that welcomes motorists and pedestrians entering downtown at Henley Street and Summit Hill Drive.
Bicycle Plan Prioritizes More than 100 Projects
Knoxville bicyclists last year identified roads where they think improved riding conditions would create better connections for bicycle transportation, and a planning committee and professional design consultants teamed to study 220 potential projects in an 80-mile network. City of Knoxville officials will present that plan - the finalized Bicycle Facilities Plan - at a public meeting that is being scheduled. The meeting time and location will be announced when finalized.
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City Council Authorizes Acquisition of South High
A beloved but dilapidated 78-year-old former school is a big step closer to redevelopment today, following City Council's unanimous vote Tuesday night to acquire it. The former South High School, 953 E. Moody Ave., will be purchased from the owner by eminent domain if necessary. The acquisition was recommended by the Abandoned, Blighted and Vacant Properties Committee to eliminate the blighting influence of the building in its current condition, preserve the structure and redevelop it for future use. A recent independent appraisal set the value of the property at $189,000.
City Receives Final Report from Urban Land Institute Panel
The City of Knoxville has received the final report from an Urban Land Institute advisory panel that visited the city last October to study several public properties in and around downtown.
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|March Across Gay Street Bridge Kicks Off Event to Mark 50th Anniversary of Selma's 'Bloody Sunday'
A march across the Gay Street Bridge and a program of music and theatrical performance Sunday, March 8, 2015 will mark the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march in Selma, Ala., that came to be known as "Bloody Sunday."
The event, sponsored by the City of Knoxville as part of an ongoing celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, is free and open to the public.
Community Agency Grants
The City of Knoxville is currently accepting applications from non-profit organizations interested in obtaining a City Community Agency Grant (CAG) for Fiscal Year 2015-16, which begins on July 1, 2015.
The deadline for filing an application is 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 2. The City will not consider any application received after that time.
To apply for a grant, the non-profit organization must operate within the City of Knoxville and must have been in operation for at least five years.
[AGENCY GRANT APPLICATIONS]
City Youth Basketball Tournament to Resume Monday
City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation has announced that youth basketball tournament games originally scheduled this week and canceled because of weather will resume on Monday, March 2.
February KTA Meeting/Public Hearing Rescheduled
Due to the recent snow event, and the closure of the City of Knoxville offices, the February 26 KTA meeting and public hearing were postponed.
The new date has been set for Thursday, March 5 at 11 a.m. in the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building, 400 Main Street.
The public hearing will be for the purpose of considering comments regarding KAT's proposed route changes. These changes would affect Route 10 Sequoyah Hills, Route 34 Burlington, Route 40 South Knoxville and Route 45 Vestal.
If approved, these changes would take effect in May 2015.
Full details about the proposed changes are available at www.katbus.com.
Neighborhood Conference Set for Mar. 7
Make plans now to attend The Neighborhood Conference on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Knoxville Convention Center. If you are interested in the quality of life in Knoxville and Knox County neighborhoods, this is an event you will not want to miss. Over 30 workshops are planned on a wide variety of topics important to residential neighborhoods in both the city and the county. Five hundred people participated in this same conference in 2013.
[CONFERENCE BROCHURE - PDF]
South Waterfront Newsletter
A new edition of the South Waterfront newsletter is now available online. If you would like to be added to the South Waterfront Newsletter email list, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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