Friday, January 27, 2012

January 27th Update

Greetings and Happy 2012!

Cumberland Avenue Merchants Association (CAMA) Meeting Reminder

Date: February 1, 2011
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Goal Post Tavern, 1824 Cumberland Avenue

What: The merchants and other interested stakeholders meet to discuss items of interest or concern and get updates on the City's Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project. For more information please visit

Parking: Available parking is located at Graphic Creations, 1809 Lake Avenue.

New Information for February: Elizabeth Davis from the TN Alumnus magazine will be in attendance at the meeting to explain how Merchants can advertise to the alumni and contributors. Also Kevin Pack from Metro Pulse will be attending this meeting to talk about their restaurant guide. This is shaping up to be a great opportunity to learn more about marketing businesses on Cumberland Avenue! Come out and bring a friend or co-worker!

Cumberland Avenue Streetscapes Update

The city is continuing to work on the right of way (ROW) process in the TDOT contract for the streetcape project. On Tuesday, January 24, after a competitive bid process, City Council voted to approve a resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement with Tennessee Valley Title Insurance Company for title examination, review, evaluation and closing services. This is the foundational work that needs to be done in order to send notifications to the appropriate owners and lease holders regarding the proposed project and the need for temporary construction easements and in some cases utility easements. For more information about this contract, see the article in the Knoxville News Sentinel, by Gerald Witt, here.

Additional steps in the ROW process will be forthcoming this spring. We will keep you posted through the blog, the merchants meetings, and other venues. As always, thanks for your interest in all things related to Cumberland Avenue and if you have any questions feel free to drop me a line at

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