August 5, 2005 - Mayor Bill Haslam announced
today members of the City of Knoxville’s South Waterfront Oversight
Committee, comprised of representatives of South Knoxville neighborhoods,
businesses, and public agencies expected to participate in a regulatory
or technical capacity.
The City of Knoxville is in the process of selecting a consulting team to
create a South Waterfront Vision and Action Plan that will set the framework
for future development and investment in the area. The plan requires a combination
of planning, urban design, and technical services to develop an improvement strategy
for the south side of Fort Loudoun Lake between James White Parkway and the
Norfolk Southern Railroad, across from downtown and the UT campus.
The Oversight Committee is an advisory, non-voting committee that will
serve as a sounding board for the consultants as the project unfolds,
identifying issues in need of attention, providing review comments, technical
assistance and information.
Three consultant teams, Bullock, Smith & Partners, Inc., EDAW, Inc. and
Hargreaves Associates, have been selected for interviews, to be conducted
August 17 and 18.
Previously announced members of the Evaluation Committee -- Dave Hill,
Chris Kinney, Bill Lyons and Sam Anderson, senior directors, City of Knoxville;
City Councilman Joe Hultquist; Madeline Rogero, South Knoxville resident
and former Knox County commissioner; and Caryn Conklin-Hawthorne, chief
financial officer of Baptist Hospital -- will also serve as members of the
Other Oversight Committee members are: City Councilwoman Marilyn Roddy;
Mike Arms, chief of staff for the Knox County Mayor; Knox County Commissioners
Larry Clark and Paul Pinkston; Mark Donaldson, Metropolitan Planning Commission;
Jeff Welch, Knoxville-Knox County Transportation Planning Organization; Carol Elmers,
TVA; Cathy Elliott, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Pete Clausen, Gulf & Ohio Railroad;
Alvin Nance, Knoxville’s Community Development Corp.; Todd Napier, Development Corp.
of Knox County; Mike Patterson, KUB; Michele Hummel, Central Business Improvement
John Thomas and Jenny Arthur, Old Sevier Neighborhood; Martha Olson and
Connie Beeler, Southside Riverfront Residents & Business Association; Ron Emery
and Pat Scruggs, Chapman Highway businesses; Rachel Craig and Rob Dansereau,
South Knoxville community-at-large; Mary English, Knoxville Rowing Association;
and Kelly Conley and John Gumpert, South Waterfront property owners: large parcels.