Monday, January 24, 2011

January 24th Update

KAT Update:
The downtown trolley system serves a variety of needs including connecting UT to downtown; connecting visitors from hotels to the convention center; connecting outlying parking to downtown employment; and connecting Knoxville Station to downtown. KAT hopes to determine the best way to serve these needs given the continuing growth and change to the downtown area.

KAT is continuing to gather public input on the downtown trolley system. The second of two public meetings will be held on Tuesday, January 25th at 5:30 p.m. in the Market House room of the Chamber Partnership offices on Market Square. The public is encouraged to attend and provide input.

For those unable to attend one of these meetings, comments can also be made by calling KAT (865.637.3000), or via the "contact" section of our website, Written comments can also be sent to KAT Trolley Input, 301 Church Avenue, Knoxville TN 37915.

CAMA Update
The Cumberland Avenue Merchants Association (CAMA) has worked over the last several months to obtain an intern who can assist them with marketing, social media, and information distribution especially as the streetscape project is forthcoming. Ana Richters, a Junior, in Communications Studies at the University of Tennessee has been selected by the organization to fill this role. Ms. Richters started attending the monthly Merchants Association Meetings in December and has recently started a blog on behalf of CAMA. You can view the CAMA Blog here or look for the link on the right hand side of this page.

Ft. Sanders Stakeholder Meeting
The next regularly scheduled stakeholder meeting for the Ft. Sanders District is scheduled for Thursday, February 3rd at 4:30 pm in the University's Visitors' Center at 2704 Kingston Pike. The purpose of the meeting will be to continue communication between the stakeholders in the Fort Sanders Neighborhood including small businesses, residents, the City of Knoxville and organizations like Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and the University of Tennessee. This meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.

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