Friday, October 8, 2010

October 8th Update

Public Meeting Announcement for Ft. Sanders Stakeholders Meeting

What: Fort Sanders Stakeholders Meeting

When: 4:30 p.m., Thursday, October 21st

Where: Ballroom A, University of Tennessee Visitors’ Center,
2704 Kingston Pike

Who: Anyone with an interest in the long range planning of Fort Sanders Neighborhood and surrounding areas. City of Knoxville and MPC staff will conduct the meeting which will include a review of the revised Ft. Sanders District Plan, discussion of neighborhood traffic calming, and stakeholder updates (including an update on the Cumberland Ave. Corridor). A copy of the plan is available here or in the Links section on the right hand side of this blog.

Save the date! For a Cumberland Avenue Corridor Public Meeting

What: Cumberland Avenue Corridor Public Meeting

When: 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 9th

Where: Ballrooms A & B, University of Tennessee Visitors’ Center,
2704 Kingston Pike

Who: Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting! City of Knoxville Staff and Project Consultants will give a presentation updating the public on the detail design work of the Streetscape project which will include information about the typical street section, landscape amenities and utility work. This meeting is a follow up to the April 19th public meeting where a concept design was selected for further development. Additionally, staff will update the public on the status of the Form Base Code proposed for this area.

For questions please contact Anne Wallace at

KUB Update

From: KUB Community Relations (Contact No. 594-7988)

Re: Traffic Advisory – Lane closures for utility construction (weather permitting)

Neyland Drive Lane Closures – KUB’s contractor will reduce a section of Neyland Drive to one eastbound lane and one westbound lane between Jacob Drive and Leinard Lane overnight starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 8, and lasting through 6 a.m. on Saturday, October 9, to facilitate safe traffic flow for trucks and heavy equipment moving in and out of the construction site for the new Lower Third Creek Wastewater Storage Tank. One east- and one westbound lane will remain open on this section of Neyland Drive during this period.

Caledonia Avenue Road Closure
– Knoxville Utilities Board and its contractor will close a section of Caledonia Avenue between Twentieth Street and Volunteer Boulevard from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Friday, October 8, in association with sewer system construction.

Some utility-related closures may extend beyond the scheduled times, depending on conditions encountered during excavation and construction. Appropriate traffic control measures will be in place at each location to assist motorists traveling in the area. Due to the ongoing presence of workers and equipment, motorists are advised to use extreme caution and expect temporary delays in these areas.

CAMA Update

The regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Cumberland Avenue Merchants Association (CAMA) was held on Wednesday, October 6th at 3:00 pm in the Old College Inn. Thanks to Mike Clark, CAMA President for hosting the meeting with great hospitality! The meeting followed the standard format of a KPD report, update from the City on the Cumberland Avenue Project, and merchant updates. In addition to the regular monthly meetings, the merchants are working to hire an intern from UT to assist with marketing and promoting the businesses along the corridor. We will keep you posted about that effort.

Weekend Opportunities
The weather is beautiful and the feeling of Fall is in the air! There are a lot of great opportunities to get out and enjoy this weekend in Knoxville, here are a few that might be of interest!

Tonight: Movies on Market Square, "The Spy Next Door" (PG), Market Square Stage, 8 pm to 10 pm, FREE!! Family Friendly Fun!! Movies on Market Square invites the community to enjoy an outdoor movie under the stars!

All Weekend: Greekfest 2010, St. George Greek Orthodox Church at 4070 Kingston Pike, Fri & Sat: 11 am to 10 pm, Sun: 11 am to 5 pm
Festival highlighting Greek Orthodox religion, Greek food, customs, dancing, shopping, art and the Knoxville Greek Orthodox church.

Saturday: Hola Festival, 100-200 Block of S. Gay St. and Gay St. Viaduct, 11 am to 8 pm,FREE!! Family Friendly Fun! Family oriented festival featuring music, food, dance, children's activities, Parade of Nations, countries exhibits, community fair and vendors.

Saturday: UT Vols Football vs. Georgia Bulldogs, Athens, GA, 12:21 pm. This would be a great weekend to visit our Cumberland Ave. merchants to avoid the crowds from in-town gamedays!

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