Friday, September 6, 2013

September 6th Update

Cumberland Avenue Form Based Code - Final Draft

As announced in the blog last Friday, the final draft of the Cumberland Avenue Form Based Code has been submitted to MPC for the September 12th public meeting. The final draft is available here.

Additionally, the City has issued a Media Release, available here and below:

The final draft of the Cumberland Avenue Form-Based Code has been compiled by Code Studio of Austin, Texas, after a series of public meetings, including meetings on April 4th and June 18th of this year.

The Form-Based Code establishes zoning and design guidelines for the Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project, which is redeveloping Cumberland Avenue from 17th Street west to the railroad overpass.

The Final Draft of the Form-Based Code for the Cumberland Avenue Corridor is available for review at

This document is scheduled to be heard at the regular Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) meeting on Thursday, Sept. 12th. The agenda for that meeting can be found at The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building, 400 Main St. For questions about the meeting, contact MPC at 865.215.2500.

If MPC recommends approval of the rezoning and Form-Based Code document at the Sept. 12th meeting, the next step in the process would be for City Council to consider adopting the Code on two readings.

For additional coverage, WATE has a story here.

KUB Update

KUB will start work setting new utility poles in the alleys on Monday, September 9th, in preparation of Phase I (Alcoa Highway to 22nd Street) of the Cumberland Avenue Streetscape Project. KUB has made the necessary call to Tennessee One Call in order to have the underground utilities marked in the alleys. KUB will also be doing some tree work to clear vegetation in these areas. There are currently no electrical outages planned at this time, but customers can expect 2 day prior notification if an outage becomes necessary. KUB will try to coordinate outages for after business hours if they become necessary. 

The point of contact for this KUB project is Mr. Jason Meredith and he can be reached at 558-2648 if you have any questions or concerns. 

Weekend Events
September 6, 2013
WDVX Yazoo World Class Bluegrass Show
Market Square
WDVX & Yahoo with Lawler Wood Housing presents a World Class Bluegrass show from Market Square featuring the Lonesome River Band, Rocky Branch and the Grassroots Gringos. 

September 6-15, 2013
Tennessee Valley Fair
Chilhowee Park
Visit for more information

September 7, 2013
Market Square Farmer’s Market
Market Square, Market Street & Union Ave
9:00am – 2:00pm

10th season of the downtown Farmers Market with locally grown produce, meat, eggs and plants, as well as locally made artisan foods & crafts.
September 8, 2013
9-11 Remembrance Ride
World’s Fair Park
A 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony & ride to remember all emergency personal that gave their lives on September 09, 2001.

As always, thanks for your interest in all things related to Cumberland Avenue. Have a wonderful and safe weekend. 

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