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In calendar year 2020, building permits in the City were way up. Despite the pandemic, projects valued at $697 million were issued City permits last year. In 2021, private investment in Knoxville c ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Dec 30, 2021 at 9:21 AM
Over the years, whenever Santa Claus has felt harried and needed to get his North Pole toy assembly line cranked up, City employees have occasionally stood in for him at a few of his Knoxville pre-Chr ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Dec 09, 2021 at 10:32 PM
It takes a big, dedicated team to create Christmas in the City each year. There are the Office of Special Events planners and organizers. The police officers and firefighter EMTs who keep people sa ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Dec 09, 2021 at 10:31 PM
For Enzo Montenotte and Abe Crabtree, scrubbing graffiti, painting over taggings and peeling off stickers is kind of personal. It's also physically demanding, time-consuming and, well, satisfying. ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Nov 19, 2021 at 12:14 PM
As the fall season rolls in, so do the leaves from the trees. Pretty soon, our streets and yards will be littered with splashes of red, orange, and yellow. With this comes the annual question, “How sh ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Oct 19, 2021 at 12:07 PM
More than 63 percent of City employees have voluntarily been vaccinated for COVID-19 -- and today, Mayor Indya Kincannon expressed her appreciation to those who are doing their part to keep their co-w ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Oct 18, 2021 at 4:31 PM
As you’ve no doubt already heard, there is a lot of exciting buzz around electric vehicles over the last year. Maybe you’ve heard about KAT’s new all-electric buses, or perhaps you’ve driven one of ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Sep 24, 2021 at 9:26 AM
The first phase of the $10 million Urban Wilderness Gateway Park is finished, and the next part - the construction of play features, restrooms, water fountains, picnic areas and shade structures - is ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Aug 27, 2021 at 12:28 PM
Construction is well underway on the $1.6 million Northwest Greenway Connector, a key half-mile stretch of trail connecting Victor Ashe Park and Western Avenue at Ball Camp Pike. "It's going well," ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Aug 26, 2021 at 10:53 PM
Five free twilight concerts. Happy families and music lovers, spread out on green grass, blankets and chairs, enjoying the summer nights and the downtown vibe. It’s what the City envisioned when it ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Jul 29, 2021 at 9:45 PM
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