Public Meeting on Proposed Multipurpose Facility in Lonsdale

Communications Deputy Director

Eric Vreeland
(865) 215-3480

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

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Public Meeting on Proposed Multipurpose Facility in Lonsdale

Posted: 05/24/2017
On Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Mayor Madeline Rogero will lead a community discussion on a proposed $8 to $10 million investment in youth-serving programs, recreation amenities and public infrastructure in Lonsdale. The event will be held at the Lonsdale Elementary School located at 1317 Louisiana Ave.

Members of the Lonsdale community and other stakeholders are invited to a City-facilitated public discussion on a proposal announced by Emerald Youth Foundation to build a multipurpose facility and sports center in Lonsdale. The proposal includes two multipurpose synthetic turf fields for soccer, flag football and other sports. It also includes a 30,000-plus-square-foot multipurpose facility featuring a learning center; a gymnasium with four basketball courts, locker rooms, concessions and a kitchen; a fitness area with a weight room, dance/aerobics room and cardio theater; an assembly room for public gatherings; and a performing arts area with practice rooms.

The proposed complex would be constructed on vacant City-owned land along Texas Avenue between Stonewall and Sherman streets, as well as a portion of Knox County-owned property next to Sam E. Hill School adjacent to Lonsdale Homes.

Emerald Youth Foundation officials will detail their proposal, and Mayor Madeline Rogero will moderate a community discussion and question-and-answer session. 

The school will be ADA accessible for the June 1 public meeting, but anyone needing a specific disability accommodation should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Stephanie Cook, at or 865-215-2034. For an English interpreter, contact the City Law Department at 865-215-2050.