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JACKSON AVENUE PROJECTS
Bob Whetsel
Director of Redevelopment
bwhetsel@cityofknoxville.org
Room 655, City County Building
865-215-2543
Fax: 865-215-3035
Jim Hagerman, P.E.,
Director of Engineering

jhagerman@cityofknoxville.org
Suite 480, City County Building
865-215-2027
Fax: 865-215-2631

The city has four Jackson Avenue projects:

Jackson Avenue Ramps
1919 Construction
Photograph circa 1919 - From the McClung Historical Collection - Thompson Photograph Collection. Click here to view larger photo.
Rick Emmett
Downtown Coordinator
remmett@cityofknoxville.org
Room 470B, City County Building
865-215-3837
Fax: 865-215-2320

Jackson Avenue Ramps Project
Designer: Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Projected Bid Date: Spring 2016

The Jackson Avenue Ramps are included within the TDOT Bridge Inventory and are inspected on a bi-annual basis. The poor rating of the ramps resulted in qualification for participation in the federal bridge replacement program. TDOT is allowing local agencies to administer projects that effect local streets. Therefore, the City will administer all phases of this project including preliminary engineering, right-of-way and construction.

Jackson Ramps Existing Conditions [PDF]
Jackson Ramps Option 1 [PDF]
Jackson Ramps Option 2 [PDF]
Jackson Ramp Design 1.2 [PDF]
Jackson Ramp Design 1.3 [PDF]
Jackson Ramp Design 1.4 [PDF]
06/27/06 Public Meeting Comments
10/09/06 Public Meeting Comments
Jackson Ave. Ramp Existing Plans Drawing [PDF]
Jackson Ave. Ramp Elevated Rendering [PDF]
Jackson Avenue East Streetscapes
Rick Emmett
Downtown Coordinator
remmett@cityofknoxville.org
Room 470B, City County Building
865-215-3837
Fax: 865-215-2320

The East Jackson Avenue Streetscapes plan had its beginnings when The City of Knoxville contracted with the East Tennessee Community Design Center to conduct a series of charettes to determine common community desires in the Historic Old City. As a result of this work, a contract was awarded to CDM Smith for $278,400 to develop construction plans for the portion of E. Jackson Avenue from the eastern most ramp on E. Jackson Street to Patton Street. These plans will detail the complete streetscape including street lighting and sidewalk replacement.

The project will further the City of Knoxville goals of better connecting the Old City to both the University of Tennessee and the Worlds Fair Park and the rest of the downtown area and will encourage redevelopment along the Jackson Avenue corridor. It will also provide a better connection as development continues to occur in the eastern part of Downtown. The construction documents are projected to be completed in late 2014 with phased construction beginning in 2015.

05/15/14 Public Meeting Presentation [PDF]
05/15/14 Public Meeting Comments [PDF]
Jackson Avenue West Streetscapes
Bob Whetsel
Director of Redevelopment
bwhetsel@cityofknoxville.org
Room 655, City County Building
865-215-2543
Fax: 865-215-3035

The Designer for the Jackson Avenue West Streetscapes/Stabilization Project is Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers, Inc. The project originated in 2005 through funding from a Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) High Priority Project for the Upper Second Creek/Old City Greenway, PIN 107380.00. The TDOT contract calls for the City of Knoxville to design and construct a pedestrian connection of approximately 2400 linear feet from the intersection of World's Fair Park Drive and Grand Avenue to the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Gay Street. The HPP funding was distributed over a 5-year period beginning in 2005 at 20% per year. The proposed project will accomplish the desired pedestrian connection and the streetscape improvements will encourage redevelopment along the Jackson Avenue corridor.

Jackson Ave. West End View [PDF]
Jackson Ave. West End Section View [PDF]
Jackson Avenue West 500 Block
Bob Whetsel
Director of Redevelopment
bwhetsel@cityofknoxville.org
Room 655, City County Building
865-215-2543
Fax: 865-215-3035

In the spring of 2014, City of Knoxville officials asked for public input on how to proceed with reshaping the 500 block of West Jackson Avenue, following a Feb. 1 fire that destroyed the last of the historic McClung Warehouses buildings. Input from an April 3 forum and from online survey comments are helping to guide the City's issuance of a Request for Proposals. The RFP is expected to go out later this year, after additional analysis in the fall of 2014 that draws on the expertise of the Urban Land Institute, a 32,000-member nonprofit research and education organization whose staff facilitates multidisciplinary forums on real estate and aims to create great spaces.

04/03/14 Public Meeting Comments [PDF]
04/04/14 Press Release: Gathering Public Input; West Jackson Ave. Redevelopment

 

 

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