|Mayor Rogero to Move Forward on Jackson Ave., Former State Supreme Court Properties
Responding to recommendations from an expert advisory panel, City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero intends to move forward with the redevelopment of two crucial pieces of downtown property: the West Jackson Avenue sites of the former McClung Warehouses, and the former State Supreme Court site on Henley Street.
The City's Office of Redevelopment announced the proposals at a meeting Monday night, March 30, to discuss the final report from an Urban Land Institute advisory panel that visited Knoxville in October 2014. The City hired the ULI panel to study and make recommendations on five sites: West Jackson Avenue; the State Supreme Court property; World's Fair Park; the Henley Street corridor; and the Civic Auditorium/Coliseum complex.
[VIEW PUBLIC MEETING PRESENTATION - PDF]
[VIEW ULI REPORT - PDF]
City Offices Closed Friday
Due to the holiday weekend, City Offices will be closed on Friday, April 3.
Public Meeting Scheduled April 6 on Proposed Detour of Island Home Avenue Traffic
City of Knoxville officials, along with representatives of KUB and contractor Empire Construction, will host a public meeting next week to update South Knoxville residents, businesses and stakeholders on the traffic detour routes associated with River's Edge Apartments project construction.
The public meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 6, at South Knoxville Elementary School, 801 Sevier Ave.
School Resource Officer Honored for Response to Tragic Bus Crash
Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Knoxville Police Department Officer Trish Ward the December Officer of the Month. Officer Ward has been with the department since December 1998.
[Officer Honored for Assistance Provided to Family in Need]
[Assistance to Person with Mental Health Issues Earns Officers Praise]
KUB Road Closures on Main and State Streets for Utility Maintenance
KUB and its contractor, Garney Construction, will maintain a closure of the intersection of Main Street and State Street from Wednesday, April 1, through Saturday, April 11, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project.
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]
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.
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|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.
Waste Connections Running on Normal City Schedule
Waste Connections, the City of Knoxville's household garbage and recycling collector, will run on a regular schedule for city residents this week and will not be affected by the upcoming Easter weekend.
Crews Sprucing Up Downtown Entrances
Motorists might have noticed: The dense underbrush is gone, and two entrances into downtown Knoxville off Interstate 40 have been freshly landscaped and mulched.
Over several weeks, the City of Knoxville's Urban Forestry Division has been managing a project to beautify and maintain key entry points along I-40. The City partnered with the Knox County Sheriff's Department and Sheriff J.J. "Jimmy" Jones to use county work crews to remove weeds and invasive vegetation within these areas.
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.
[View Final Report - PDF]
[View Report Appendix - PDF]
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.
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.
PARC Meeting Set for April 16
The Police Advisory & Review Committee will hold its quarterly meeting on April 16 at 6 p.m. in the Main Assembly Room at the City County Building. The meeting will include subcommittee reports and any case matters that need to be addressed by the committee. An open forum is also part of the agenda. The Police Advisory & Review Committee welcomes everyone and encourages the public to bring concerns and questions regarding the Knoxville Police Department to the attention of the committee.
[MORE ABOUT PARC]
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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