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Below you will find the latest news and press releases from the City of Knoxville.
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    City Investing $1.6 M to Build Old Broadway Sidewalks

    Posted: 02/24/2021

    The City is building or improving 3,800 linear feet of sidewalk on Old Broadway – a $1.6 million investment that will provide pedestrians and bicyclists a safe detour around the dense traffic hub where Broadway and Interstate 640 intersect. Read More

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    City Chatbot Available in Spanish Starting on National 211 Day

    Posted: 02/10/2021

    To mark National 211 Day on Thursday, Feb. 11, the City’s 311 Center for Service Innovation will reveal a Spanish-language option for its online chatbot. Read More

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    Registration Open for Virtual 2021 Neighborhood Conference

    Posted: 02/09/2021

    The 2021 Neighborhood Conference will be held virtually via the Knoxville Convention Center’s online conference platform on Saturday, March 27, 2021, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendance is free, but participants must register in advance at KnoxvilleTN.gov/conference.  Read More

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    Diversity Business Expo to be Held Online March 4

    Posted: 02/04/2021

    The City of Knoxville, with fellow members of the East Tennessee Purchasing Association, will host the Diversity Business Expo on Thursday, March 4, 2021, from 8:30 - 11 a.m. via the Lunchpool online conference platform.  Read More

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    Applications Now Open for Community Development Grants

    Posted: 02/02/2021

    Nonprofit agencies that serve Knoxville residents’ community development needs can apply for funding from grant programs managed by the City’s Housing and Neighborhood Development Department. Application forms are on the City’s website at KnoxvilleTN.gov/Development under “Current Grant Opportunities.” Completed applications are due Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, at noon. Read More

  • Keep Knoxville Beautiful to Host Third Annual North Knoxville Community Cleanup

    Keep Knoxville Beautiful to Host Third Annual North Knoxville Community Cleanup

    Posted: 02/02/2021

    Keep Knoxville Beautiful (KKB) will be hosting the third annual North Knoxville Community Cleanup on Saturday, March 6, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The event will kick off at Edgewood Park, 3109 Ocoee Trail.  Read More

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    Freedom Pass Offers Free Transit to All Knox County Students

    Posted: 01/29/2021

    Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon today announced a new pilot program that will allow all Knox County students, through high school, to ride Knoxville Area Transit buses at no charge. Read More

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    Magnolia Ave. Streetscape Extension Moves Forward

    Posted: 01/27/2021

    The Magnolia Avenue streetscape project is being extended eastward by another 1,265 feet – and this time, for Phase 3, the work will be mostly federally funded. Read More

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    Now Accepting Applications for Community Agency Grants

    Posted: 01/27/2021

    The City of Knoxville is currently accepting applications from non-profit organizations interested in applying for Community Agency Grant (CAG) funding for Fiscal Year 2021-22, which begins July 1, 2021.  Read More

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    Public Meeting Set on Inskip Affordable Housing

    Posted: 01/26/2021

    A 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, public meeting has been scheduled to discuss a proposal to building affordable housing apartment buildings in Inskip. Read More

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    Police Advisory & Review Committee to Meet Jan. 28

    Posted: 01/21/2021

    The City of Knoxville Police Advisory & Review Committee (PARC) will hold its 4th Quarter meeting on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m. via the Zoom online platform. Read More

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    Six Groups Receive $19,500 in Neighborhood Small Grants

    Posted: 01/15/2021

    Six neighborhood organizations will receive a total of $19,500 through the City’s Neighborhood Small Grants Program to support their community-building activities. The Office of Neighborhood Empowerment manages the program, which is designed to strengthen City neighborhoods by supporting neighborhood-led initiatives through financial and technical assistance. Read More

  • Keep Knoxville Beautiful Announces 2021 Orchid Awards

    Keep Knoxville Beautiful Announces 2021 Orchid Awards

    Posted: 01/14/2021

    Throughout the month of February, Keep Knoxville Beautiful will host its annual Orchid Awards, honoring Knoxville’s most beautiful properties, public spaces, and public art.  Read More

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    City to Create Tree Mitigation Bank

    Posted: 01/13/2021

    The City has a new ordinance in place to assure that, without exception, every property development – even a downtown high-rise – will green up the surrounding neighborhood. Read More

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    Nominate a Good Neighbor for Annual Award

    Posted: 01/12/2021

    The City of Knoxville Office of Neighborhood Empowerment wants to hear about Knoxville residents who have found creative ways to support and connect their neighbors during a year distinguished by cancelled plans and physical distancing. Read More

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    City Maintains High Credit Ratings

    Posted: 01/12/2021

    Two independent financial rating services have reaffirmed the City of Knoxville’s credit ratings, which remain at the highest (best) level in the City’s history. Read More

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    Residential Parking Pilot Program Begins on Phillips Ave.

    Posted: 01/11/2021

    A first-of-its-kind residential neighborhood parking pilot program is underway along a three-block section of a South Knoxville street. Read More

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    Kyndra Brewer Appointed Special Events Director

    Posted: 01/08/2021

    Mayor Indya Kincannon has appointed Kyndra Brewer as Director of the City’s Office of Special Events.  Read More

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    Housing and Neighborhood Development Meeting Set for Jan. 14, 2021

    Posted: 01/07/2021

    The City of Knoxville Housing and Neighborhood Development Department will hold a virtual public meeting on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. via Zoom.  Read More

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    COVID-19 Memorial Unveiled

    Posted: 01/04/2021

    On Dec. 30, 2020, Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon and Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs held a brief, private ceremony unveiling a COVID-19 memorial on the front lawn of the City County Building.  Read More