Friday, January 2, 2015

January 2nd Update

City of Knoxville Update
Lot Opens for Evening and Weekend Public Parking in Fort Sanders
Press Release December 29, 2014 
Fort Sanders Parking Lot signSome good news for anyone looking for evening or weekend parking in Fort Sanders: Under an agreement with the City of Knoxville, a parking lot owned by Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is now open for free public parking after 6 p.m. and all day on Saturdays and Sundays.

The lot, at the corner of 19th Street and White Avenue, has 80 spaces. The hospital agreed to make it available for public parking to aid the City's ongoing redesign and redevelopment of the Cumberland Avenue Corridor. City Council approved the agreement last month, at no cost to the City.

"We know that public parking is a chronic need in Fort Sanders, for visitors and merchants alike," said Bob Whetsel, the City's Director of Redevelopment. "Thanks to this agreement with Covenant Health, it will be easier at least in the evenings and on weekends."

The lot will not be free during special events, including home football games. 

KUB Update

Contact KUB at 524-2911 if you have questions about this or any other KUB construction activities.

White Avenue & Twentieth Street Lane Closures [January 3] – KUB will reduce a short section of White Avenue to one lane (between Twentieth Street and Twenty-First Street) and reduce Twentieth Street to one alternating lane of traffic (between White Avenue and Clinch Avenue) on Saturday, January 3, from 4 a.m. - 12 p.m., as work is performed on the water distribution system in the area. The northbound lane of Twentieth Street will be closed, and the southbound lane will be used to alternate traffic.

Cumberland Avenue Merchants Association (CAMA) Meeting

Date: Wednesday, January 7th

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 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.

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

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