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Downtown Knoxville Is Spruced Up and Ready for the Fall
The Krutch Park waterfall is bubbling. More than 100 planter boxes are bursting with color. And the Henley Bridge decorative lights are burning brightly, with about 70 new colors available. In short: City of Knoxville crews and contractors have downtown Knoxville looking good and ready for fall. The Krutch Park water feature has undergone some much-needed maintenance this summer by a crew from Merit Construction, under the project management services of the Public Building Authority and design firm Benefield Richters. "The renovation work has made Krutch Park look really great," said David Brace, Public Service Director for the City of Knoxville. "The park is a wonderful and heavily used green space in the center of downtown, and the water feature hadn't been touched in nearly a decade. This maintenance project has ensured that the park will remain in good condition for years to come."

Community Development Report for Public Review and Comment
A draft of the City of Knoxville's Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report will be available for citizen review and comment for a period of 15 days beginning Sept. 8, 2014. Follow this link for the draft report. The report describes how the City of Knoxville expended Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships Act, and Emergency Solutions Grant funding received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2014. The report is also available for review in the City's Community Development Office, 5th Floor City-County Building 400 Main Street. The draft report will also be mailed to interested parties upon request by calling Cicely Henderson in the Community Development Department at (865) 215-2120.
Questions and comments may be submitted to Linda Rust at (865) 215-2120, lrust@cityofknoxville.org or mailed to City of Knoxville, Community Development Department, P. O. Box 1631, Knoxville TN 37901. All comments must be received no later than Sept. 22, 2014.


City Crews Rerouting Flood-Prone Section of Third Creek Greenway
If you see underbrush being cleared along a section of Third Creek Greenway, don't be startled. The work by City of Knoxville Public Service Department crews is part of a greenway maintenance project designed to reroute a section of the trail that's prone to frequent flooding.

Pre-Submittal Conference Creates One-Stop Shopping for Developers, Contractors
The City of Knoxville's Plans Review and Inspections Department wants to help eliminate anxiety and confusion when you are building or restoring a home or building. Starting Sept. 8, the department is scheduling free, voluntary and informal monthly meetings with property owners, developers, architects, contractors and engineers who want to ask questions and iron out details about their property-improvement projects.

Mayor Rogero Joins Mayors for the Freedom to Marry
Mayor Madeline Rogero today joined Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, a national organization of mayors who support marriage equality for same-sex couples. More than 500 mayors in 45 states have already joined the organization. Mayor Rogero is the second mayor in Tennessee to join, after Mayor Karl Dean of Nashville.

Parks and Recreation Challenge Grant Applications Available
The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for its 2014-15 Challenge Grant Program, which offers grants to nonprofit projects associated with public parks or recreation facilities within the City limits.

South Knox Is Open! Henley Bridge is OPEN!
The Henley Bridge is now open with four lanes of traffic and businesses on the south side of the Tennessee River are waiting for you! To find info on your favorite businesses in the Downtown South Business District or Henley Bridge project updates visit

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U.T. Football Games
UT FBThe U.T. football season is here! Check www.utsports.com for a complete schedule. Please note there will be increased traffic and some roads downtown will be affected during game days.

Brownfield Assessment Report to Be Presented at Sept. 22 Meeting
A public meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22, to report on accomplishments of South Waterfront and Downtown North brownfield assessment grants. The meeting will be at All Occasions Catering, 922 N. Central St. City of Knoxville officials and engineering and planning consultants from S&ME and BPR will present a final report on brownfield assessments performed in the South Waterfront and Downtown North redevelopment areas. These assessments, conducted with federal grant money from the Environmental Protection Agency, surveyed brownfield sites in both areas to evaluate real or perceived contamination that could inhibit future use and development of these parcels.

Work Begins on Cross Park Drive Improvements
The City of Knoxville has entered into a contract with Twin K Construction, Inc. for $3,735,868.30 for the construction of the Cross Park Drive Drainage Improvements Project. The project length is over 3,200 linear feet and includes roadway, channel and culvert upgrades from Park Village Road to the creek crossing between Cross Creek Road and Bridgewater Road. Road closures with detours will be required for park Village Road, Cross Park Drive and Cross Creek Road, as well as minor driveways to complete the project. The construction contract has a 270-day duration. Work began in late July and completion is anticipated for April 2015.

Movies on Market Square
Movies on Market Square
Knox County Public Library's Movies on Market Square is coming back for its 11th year. On September 12, the Library will launch its 2014 season of family-friendly outdoor movies. Every Friday night from September 12-October 17, the public is invited to bring the whole family, including their favorite, well behaved four-pawed, tail-wagging companion, to see a free movie presented by Lusid Media.


Design Professionals Invited to City's Oct. 3 Accessibility Symposium
East TN Accessibility Symposium

Pre-registration is under way for the City of Knoxville's third annual Accessibility Symposium, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave. The symposium aims to help professionals in the design industry - architects, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects, facility managers, construction project managers, plans reviewers, inspectors and others - to better understand what true site and facility accessibility means to people with disabilities and seniors.

Market Square Farmers' Market Open Every Wednesday and Saturday
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. The Market Square Farmers' Market is a open-air farmers' market. Everything is grown or made by the vendor in the East Tennessee region.

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