Wednesday, November 21, 2012

November 21st Update - Form Code Administration Public Meeting


Meeting Details:

Date: Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: Small Assembly Room of the City County Building, 400 Main St.

Who: This meeting is open to the general public and everyone is welcome to attend. Property owners within the South Waterfront Form Based Development Code and the proposed Cumberland Avenue District are encouraged to attend. The meeting will be hosted by the City’s Office of Redevelopment. A copy of the proposed changes will be available the week of the meeting for review at After this meeting, the next step in the process will be to bring the proposal to MPC for a recommendation to City Council. 

Purpose: To review proposed changes to the administration section of the form base codes for the City of Knoxville. This would impact the existing Administration Section of the South Waterfront Form Base Development Code and future Form Codes for the City of Knoxville, such as Cumberland Avenue. The proposal has been prepared by consultants, Code Studio, out of Austin, TX.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me at

Area of proposed Cumberland Avenue Form Base Code - Public Meeting to review  Code Administration 11/29

CAMA Update
The Cumberland Avenue Merchants Association held its monthly meeting on November 7th at 3:00 pm in the Goal Post Tavern. Representatives were on hand from UTPD, KPD, University Liquors, City of Knoxville, Copper Cellar, Goal Post Tavern, Regions, Walgreens, Redeeming Hope Ministries, the Amplifier, Wolf Trees, Knoxville Chamber. The City of Knoxville presented an update on the Streetscape project and the Form Code. The city also updated merchants on the University Commons project ( and a proposed redevelopment of the Neal's Produce site in Fort Sanders. 

The merchants provided updates regarding their businesses. The Amplifier discussed a possible advertising opportunity for the merchants. UTPD and KPD provided updates about safety in the area. It was noted that with upcoming breaks at the University that students, faculty and visitors should be careful not to leave valuables in plain sight and car doors and apartments should be locked to prevent crimes of opportunity.

The next CAMA meeting is scheduled for December 5th at 3:00 pm in the Goal Post Tavern.

Weekend and Holiday Opportunities

November 21 – 25, 2012

Fantasy of Trees
Knoxville Convention Center
Time varies by day
$12 adult / $6 child (4-12)
A holiday tradition since 1985, this year’s event marks the 28th annual celebration with a theme of “12 Days of Christmas.” Visitors will enjoy hundreds of designer-decorated items, lots of children’s activities, holiday shops, continuous live entertainment at the Fantasy Theatre, and visits with Santa.

November 23, 2012
Regal Celebration of Lights
Market Square, Krutch Park &
Krutch Park Extension
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Downtown becomes a Christmas village with caroling and free marshmallow roasting, free pictures with Santa Claus, hot cocoa and face painting. Also, experience the lighting of the 38 ft. Christmas tree & holiday entertainment,

WDVX Ho-Ho-Hoedown
Market Square Stage
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
This year’s WDVX Holiday Ho-Ho Hoedown will embrace the Christmas in the City’s “A Knoxville Christmas Carol” theme with a musical celebration of Knoxville’s “Music of Christmas Past”, “Music of Christmas Present” and “Music of Christmas Yet to Come.” Our emcee will be Freddy Smith and his Christmas Chicken.

November 23 – January 6, 2013
Knoxville’s Holidays on Ice
Market Square
Monday – Thursday: 4:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Closed on Christmas Day
Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for children under 12 years of age.
Knoxville’s only outdoor ice rink is open everyday. Admission price includes skates & unlimited time on ice. Season passes & group rates are available.

As always, thanks for your interest in Cumberland Avenue and the surrounding areas. Have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!

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