Monday, July 15, 2013

July 15th Update

Public Meeting on Feasibility Study for Pedestrian Bridge at World's Fair Park

When: Tuesday, July 16 at 5:30 p.m.

What: City officials and consultants will hold a public meeting on the feasibility study for a possible pedestrian bridge at the World's Fair Park. The consultant team includes CDM Smith, CRJA and Sanders Pace Architecture.

Where: The meeting will be held in the commons of the L&N STEM Academy located at 401 Henley St.

Background: The Knoxville Museum of Art (KMA) consulted with Sasaki Associates in 2009 to create a vision plan that looked at new uses for the spaces around the museum and its connectivity to the neighborhood and adjacent City facilities. The goal of the current feasibility study is to determine the viability of a proposed pedestrian connection from World's Fair Park to the Fort Sanders Neighborhood at 11th Street. This proposed connection includes several grade obstacles including a pedestrian bridge over the railroad tracks, with ADA accessibility to the park below, and a 15-foot elevation difference through the parking lot between KMA and 11th Street.

Who: The meeting is open to the general public. Anyone needing a disability accommodation in order to attend the meeting can contact City ADA Coordinator Stephanie Brewer Cook at 215-2034 or

CAMA Update
The monthly meeting of the Cumberland Avenue Merchants Association was held on July 3rd, at 3:00 pm in the Goal Post Tavern. The meeting was attended by representatives of  KPD, City of Knoxville, UT Federal Credit Union, the S.E.E. Center, Regions Bank, Copper Cellar, Walgreens, and UTPD. City staff provided an update on the Streetscape project, the proposed Form Based Code, the project at 2010 Cumberland Avenue, the University Commons project, and parking within the district. The merchants provided updates regarding business during the past month.

The next meeting is scheduled for August 7th at 3:00 pm in the Goal Poast Tavern; please feel free to attend.

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