Good day for a duck … and meetings

Form based code meeting tonight on Cumberland Ave. – the place is going to look way different in coming years, and city planners want to keep new development from coming in all screwy.

Thus, the form based code (like what they did to help plan the South Knoxville waterfront).

If you wanna go:

6:00 p.m. in the UT Federal Credit Union Building located at 2100 White Avenue.

Some of the short list of changes (ignore the indexing, I just copied and it’s a fast job):

Cumberland Avenue (CU-1) a. CU-1 is the key retail street within the area and is primarily intended to accommodate ground floor retail with upper story residential or office uses.

b. Buildings in CU-1 can be a maximum height of 8 stories.

2. Lake Avenue (CU-2) a. CU-2 serves as a transition between Cumberland Avenue and the University of Tennessee and is intended to accommodate a variety of commercial, office and residential uses.

b. Buildings in CU-2 can be a maximum height of 4 stories.

1. White Avenue/Hospital (CU-3) a. CU-3 serves as a transition between Cumberland Avenue and the medical campus and is primarily to intended accommodate a mix of medical- or employment-related uses with a variety residential housing options.

  b. Buildings in CU-3 can be a maximum height of 8 stories.

  1. White Avenue/Neighborhood (CU-4) a. CU-4 serves as a transition between Cumberland Avenue and the White Avenue neighborhood to the north and is primarily intended to accommodate a variety of commercial, office and residential uses.
  2. b. Buildings in CU-4 can be a maximum height of 4 stories.

And for those enterprising sorts – or those who want free Internet access – there will be a broadband access meeting tonight downtown, here: 5:30 p.m. at the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center located at 17 Market Square. The release:

           City officials and the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center invite interested downtown residents and business representatives for a discussion of broadband Internet access in the Central Business Improvement District on Thursday, April 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center located at 17 Market Square.

As the demands for high-speed Internet grow for both commercial and residential uses, the City has a strong interest in ensuring that our downtown area can meet those needs.

This discussion will aim to highlight any problem areas and possible ways to address them.

 

About Gerald

A reporter in Knoxville, TN. Work (mostly) inside and play (mostly) outside. I'm a part of the X or the Y generation. None of us claim the other.
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