|Community Development Week April 21-27 Highlights '40 Years of Building Strong Communities'
The City of Knoxville will mark National Community Development Week April 21-27 with a series of events showcasing projects of the City's Department of Community Development and its nonprofit partners across Knoxville.
The theme this year is "40 Years of Building Strong Communities," in recognition of the creation in 1974 of federal Community Development Block Grants. The CDBG program was created by Congress under President Gerald Ford through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
HonorAir Knoxville Flight
When the HonorAir flight landed Wednesday night, the organization had successfully completed 16 flights taking over 2,000 East Tennessee World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials built to honor their sacrifices.
Mayor Meets with UT MBA Students
A team of UT MBA students met with the Mayor on Tuesday to discuss a project they are working on in conjunction with city staff. Each year students from the Innovation in Practice course partner with the city to do the research and benchmarking for a specific project. This year the team will be providing recommendations, based on their research and interviews with other comparable cities, to provide a better on-street parking experience in downtown Knoxville.
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Healthy & Quality of Life Survey
The Community Health Council is partnering with the Knox County Health Department to ask for opinions from Knox County residents about health and quality of life in our community with an anonymous online survey. Survey results will help decide how health improvement resources need to be used. Share your thoughts!
Public Meeting April 22 for 700 Block of South Gay Streetscapes Plan
The City's Office of Redevelopment will hold a public meeting on April 22 at 5:30 p.m. regarding the 700 Block of South Gay Streescapes Plan. The meeting will be held at the East Tennessee History Center, located at 601 S. Gay St. Public input is sought as the start of work on the 700 Block of South Gay Street is scheduled for spring 2015.
City Seeks Comments through April 25 on Annual Action Plan
The City of Knoxville is in the process of developing its 2014-2015 Annual Action Plan for the proposed use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Act funds during the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2014. A draft of the document will be available for public comment beginning on March 26, 2014. The final version is due to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on or before May 15, 2014.
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[2014-15 Annual Action Plan Draft - PDF]
|Henley Bridge is OPEN!
The Henley Bridge is now open with four lanes of traffic and businesses on the south side of the Tennessee River are waiting for you! To find info on your favorite businesses in the Downtown South Business District or Henley Bridge project updates visit
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|City Services Holiday Schedule
City of Knoxville offices will be closed Friday, April 18 for Good Friday. Waste Connections, the City of Knoxville's household garbage and recycling collector, will be open during its normal business hours on Friday, April 18. The collection for residential garbage and curbside recycling will run on a normal operating schedule Friday, April 18. Downtown trash collection will be picked up on a normal operating schedule from Friday, April 18, through Sunday, April 20.
Rules and Zones Set for Food Truck Pilot Program
After incorporating feedback from a public meeting in March, the City of Knoxville has set rules and zones for a pilot program for mobile food vendors within City limits. The City is now accepting permit applications from food truck operators, and signs will be erected at parking spaces in five downtown zones by Monday, April 21.
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Mayors Commend School on National "Let's Move!" Designation
Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett presented a joint proclamation to Knox County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre today, celebrating Sarah Moore Greene Magnet Technology Academy's designation as a "Let's Move!" Active School.
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Dogwood Arts Festival
For more than 50 years, Knoxville has blossomed with the Dogwood Arts Festival, a celebration of the natural and cultural beauty of East Tennessee. Throughout the month of April, this vibrant festival promotes the history and future of the region's arts by featuring an exciting, fresh blend of gardens and trails, music, theater, crafts, film, dance, and culinary, literary and visual arts.
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Concerts on Market Square Start May 1
Enjoy free concerts on Market Square from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays during the Market Square Concert Series.
There will be no alcohol or food sold on Market Square during the concerts, apart from that available on the patios of surrounding restaurants. But concertgoers are invited to bring chairs or blankets to sit on the Square and enjoy the shows.
Pre-Order Your Rain Barrel at a Discounted Price
Do your part to prevent flash flooding while conserving water. Order an Ivy rain barrel that captures rainwater from roof tops by connecting to the downspout from the gutter. The City of Knoxville Office of Solid Waste is partnering with the Town of Farragut, Knox County Storm Water Management Department and the Water Quality Forum to offer the discounted rain barrels for $70 each.
Celebration of Civil Rights Act Anniversary
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964. To commemorate that landmark legislation, and to discuss civil rights progress and challenges in the decades since, the City of Knoxville and partners across East Tennessee will be hosting a series of events throughout 2014. Vanity Fair Writer Todd Purdum will discuss his book on the Civil Rights Act on April 23 at Beck Cultural Exchange Center and the prosecutors in Birmingham bombing cases will speak April 25 at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.
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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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