Public Invited to Design Charrette on Broadway Corridor Nov. 5

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Public Invited to Design Charrette on Broadway Corridor Nov. 5

Posted: 10/22/2015
The East Tennessee Community Design Center (ETCDC) has been requested to assist the Broadway Corridor Task Force with developing a Broadway Corridor Enhancement Plan. 

With assistance from the City of Knoxville, the Task Force was established in early 2014 to consider ways to improve the corridor for businesses as well as adjacent residential neighborhoods. The group is composed of representatives from the North Knoxville Business and Professional Association, as well as the six major neighborhoods bordering Broadway between Fifth Avenue and I-640. 

North Broadway has potential to become a highly successful corridor connecting Downtown Knoxville to Fountain City. It has wonderful assets such as long standing businesses and strong neighborhoods. However, its current streetscape could be improved to the benefit of businesses, customers, and residents. 

The goal of the Broadway Corridor Enhancement Plan is to analyze existing conditions, assess shortcomings, and develop demonstrative solutions that can be implemented throughout the corridor. 

Broadway Corridor Design Charrette Event Details:

WHO: East Tennessee Community Design Center, City of Knoxville and MPC Staff
WHAT: Public Input Session and Design Charrette 
WHEN: Thursday, November 5, 2015, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm 
WHERE: St. James Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall, 1101 N. Broadway, Knoxville, TN 
WHY: A Design Charrette is defined as an intense period of design with input from users and designers to develop a solution to a defined problem. ETCDC will gather input from business owners, landowners, community representatives, city officials, and members of the design world. There will be a 30-minute input session followed by 90–minute breakout session with assistance from facilitators to develop design concepts for the Broadway Corridor. The results from the meeting will influence the overall Broadway Corridor Enhancement Plan that will be developed through the ETCDC. 

Seating is limited, if you think you may be able to attend, please email us at leslie@communitydc.org or call 865-525-9945.

MPC staff members and City staff members from Community Development, Engineering, KAT, Neighborhoods and Redevelopment departments will be present.