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Scenic Knoxville

Welcome to the City Blog! Here you will find news and notes about City of Knoxville services, updates on ongoing projects, links to community events, and much more. If you have questions or comments about the Blog, please email citywebmaster@knoxvilletn.gov.

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Once hurting for restrooms and climate-controlled office space, Beardsley Community Farm now boasts an architecturally compelling, LEED certified education center that was recently awarded with se ... more» 
Posted by kgibi  On Aug 09, 2017 at 5:02 PM
Walking along Union Avenue, you'll take in a lot of history and local flavor - Pete's Coffee Shop, Union Avenue Books, the Oliver Hotel and other icons. This stretch of downtown, after all, was decl ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Aug 09, 2017 at 12:55 PM
There are still dozens of tasks on the Cumberland Avenue to-do list, as crews wrap up the details and prepare for the Aug. 17 ribbon-cutting, the City’s official celebration of the completion of the ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Aug 08, 2017 at 2:43 PM
When people hear the words “public works,” they probably think of bridges. Roads. Stormwater controls and traffic signals, even. Sunflower fields? That probably would not even crack the Top 10. B ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Aug 07, 2017 at 10:40 AM
If you're walking or driving along Cumberland Avenue at night, be sure and check out the new gateway monuments, welcoming you to the newly rejuvenated entertainment, residential and retail corrido ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Aug 06, 2017 at 6:03 PM
Joe Walsh (blue shirt), Director of Parks and Recreation, poses with neighbors at the new Little Free Library at West Hills Park. ​ “Little Free Libraries” have made their way to a couple of Knoxv ... more» 
Posted by kgibi  On Jul 27, 2017 at 4:44 PM
The Magnolia Avenue Warehouse District was the site of many big ideas recently.  Knoxville—one of only four U.S. cities granted a technical assistance workshop on small-scale manufacturing—hosted c ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Jul 24, 2017 at 4:06 PM
The river boom at the mouth of First Creek in the Tennessee River after a cleaning. River booms are devices used to keep objects from distributing into a body of water—whether it’s logs, oil, or ... more» 
Posted by kgibi  On Jul 20, 2017 at 11:08 AM
The construction of small wetlands along the edges of Fountain City Lake is getting underway this week. In May, City Council unanimously authorized a $249,000 contract to construct the wetland ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Jul 18, 2017 at 3:48 PM
Mary Frances "Frankie" Housley Through the mugginess of an East Tennessee mid-July morning, John Housley III stoically stood in front of the bridge on Holbrook Drive in Fountain City. His face re ... more» 
Posted by kgibi  On Jul 13, 2017 at 6:34 PM
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