|City of Knoxville Celebrates National Public Works Week
The City of Knoxville is honoring its public works professionals during National Public Works Week, which is May 17-23.
The efforts of the City's public works experts touch nearly every aspect of life within Knoxville, through the wide range of services offered by the Public Service, Fleet Services, Parks and Recreation, Engineering and Building Inspections departments.
Henley Street Pedestrian Bridge Temporarily Reopens
Renovation and improvements to the Henley Street pedestrian bridge at Clinch Avenue are not complete, but the bridge has temporarily reopened to accommodate several major events during the next month. The bridge will close again on June 8 for the completion of the scheduled improvements.
Form-Based Code Proposed Changes
Director of Building Inspections Peter Ahrens presented proposed updates to the Form-Based Code (Article 4, Section 4.0 of the City of Knoxville's Zoning Ordinance) at a May 7 public meeting in the Small Assembly Room. The existing code - which shapes urban forms of development on the South Knoxville Waterfront and in the Cumberland Avenue Corridor - addresses new construction. The proposed changes will provide a clear pathway for property owners to modify, renovate or add onto their existing structures.
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Cumberland Ave. Closed this Weekend at 22nd Street
As part of ongoing construction on the City's Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project, all lanes of Cumberland Avenue will be closed to traffic this weekend at its intersection with 22nd Street.
In order to allow the installation of a water line from north to south across Cumberland, the 22nd Street intersection will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, May 22, until 6 a.m. Monday, May 25.
New App Highlights Cumberland Construction, Merchants
As construction continues on the City of Knoxville's Cumberland Avenue Corridor project, a new app can keep you up to date on road conditions, traffic routes and special offers from local merchants. The CumberlandConnect app is available online as a free download for Android and Apple devices. It was created by Vaughn & Melton, the City's construction engineering inspections contractor on the project. It includes regular updates, contact information for any questions about the project, and coupons from Cumberland Avenue merchants.
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|KAT awarded 'Shining Star' from Federal Transit Administration
At last week's Region IV Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Conference in Atlanta, Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) received the Shining Star Award, in recognition of its innovative transit center, Knoxville Station.
City Outdoor Pools to Open This Weekend
One of the first signs of summer is upon us as the City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department will open its two outdoor pools this weekend. Ed Cothren Pool in West Knoxville and Inskip Pool in North Knoxville will open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. this Saturday, May 23, 2015.
City's Small Business Breakfast Set for June 10
Looking to bid on a contract with the City of Knoxville but don't exactly know how to get started? Think your business is too small to compete for a piece of the $55 million in contracts that the City will be entering into this year?
Mark Wednesday, June 10, on your calendar.
For questions, contact Sherry Bennett at email@example.com or 865-215-2293.
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Knoxville on Short List for $100K Bell Helmets Trail Building Grant
Knoxville's Appalachian Mountain Bike Club's project to build a world-class bike trail in the Urban Wilderness is a finalist in the Eastern Region of the Bell Helmets Trail Building Grant program. The winner will be determined by online voting that is going on now.
Enjoy Jazz on May 26
The City of Knoxville and the Central Business Improvement District (CBID) are happy to launch another season of Jazz Tuesdays and Variety Thursday concerts on Market Square. On Tuesday, enjoy jazz from Marble City 5 from 8-10p.m. in Market Square.
Market Square Farmers' Market
Visit the Market Square Farmers' Market every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on historic Market Square during May thru November.
Please visit www.VisitKnoxville.com to see a list of events in the Knoxville area.