Friday, May 6, 2011

May 6th Update

Ft. Sanders Stakeholder Meeting Update

Thanks to everyone who attended our quarterly meeting at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital. The main focus of the meeting was an opportunity for stakeholders to provide updates and to have discussions about on going projects in the area. I will compile and post notes from the meeting next week.

We would also like to give a big thank you to Julie Doughtery and the staff at Fort Sanders Regional for providing meeting space, snacks and a great tour of the new Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM). The new medical office building officially opened in March of this year, but tenants are still moving in and finishing out office spaces. It is a great new facility and is directly connected to the existing hospital building and parking garage on Laurel Avenue. Below are some pictures from the tour - enjoy!

Looking out at the new entrance off of Clinch Avenue.

Center for Advanced Medicine, welcome desk

On the tour between the existing and new facility.

The new vestibule at the CAM.

The new Emergency Department loading/unloading area.

CAMA Update

The Cumberland Avenue Merchant's Association held their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 4th at 3:00 pm in the new location of Old College Inn, 1820 Cumberland Avenue. The meeting was well attended and there were a number of updates from the merchants, KPD, UTPD, and the city.

KPD continued to note vandalism and thefts from motor vehicles which are crimes of opportunity. Please be sure to keep valuables out of sight and lock your doors.

UTPD announced their upcoming Memorial Golf Tournament on May 20th. For more information, please visit:

The Cumberland Avenue Corridor Streetscape report included information about the TDOT Right of Way (ROW) phase of the project. The consultants are continuing with detailed drawings for the ROW phase of the project. Property owners and tenants can expect to be contacted by the city or its representatives regarding temporary construction easements sometime this summer or fall. These easements would be to allow the city’s contractor to access private property in order to construct the project (for things like driveway tie-ins, utility tie-ins, equipment, etc.).

Additionally, the Merchants Association discussed having a Candidate Walk for Mayoral and City Council Candidates this summer. Keep an eye on their blog at for more information.

UT Update

Don't forget final exams wrap up on Monday, May 9th and Graduation Ceremonies run May 11th - 13th. Congratulations to all UT Graduates!

Weekend Events

Friday May 6 - Sunday, May 8
NSRA Street Rod Nationals South
Jacob Building
Friday & Saturday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday: 8:30AM - 2:00PM

Friday, May 6 -27
Art Source
UT Gallery at 106 S. Gay Street
Wed - Fri: 11:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat: 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Saturday, May 7
Farmers Market
Market Square and Market Street
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Locally grown produce, meat, eggs and plants, as well as locally made artisan foods & crafts

Saturday, May 7
Vestival: The South Knoxville Art Heritage
4450 Candoro Ave.
The 11th Annual "VESTIVAL" The South Knoxville Art and Hertiage Festival features 2 stages of live music, performing artisit, entertainment, food and arts, crafts and vendors as well as children's activities. Suggested donation is $5.00 and all proceeds go to the continued restoration and care of the building. join us for a Mother's brunch at 11:00 am, Mother's free!

Thanks for your continued interest in all things connected to Cumberland Avenue. Have a safe and fun weekend!

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