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311 Center for Service Innovation hosts open house
In May 2005, the City of Knoxville tackled the question: “Who ya gonna call?” The answer was 3-1-1. Today, Mayor Madeline Rogero welcomed Knoxville residents and City employees into the room whe ...
On Jan 11, 2017 at 5:20 PM
Salt Replacements Ordered After Season's First Snow
An order should arrive next week to replenish the City’s salt inventory as 980 tons, roughly half of the City’s salt inventory, were used during the snow event that began Friday, January 6. The City’s ...
On Jan 10, 2017 at 5:18 PM
Historic Preservation Fund: a mandatory meeting and a status update
Owners of historic properties who want to apply to receive a grant from the City's Historic Preservation Fund in 2017 are required to attend a pre-proposal meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 10 a.m. in Ro ...
On Jan 06, 2017 at 3:48 PM
City Streets Primed for First Potential Snow of the Season
Thursday morning, City crews treated Level I and II streets like Merchant Drive (pictured) with brine solution in preparation for the first potential snow of the season. Brine is a solution that r ...
On Jan 05, 2017 at 2:23 PM
Members of New Diversity Business Advisory Committee Roll Up Their Sleeves
The City's newly appointed Diversity Business Advisory Committee met for the first time today. The 12-member committee will be helping the City increase the volume of business that it does with co ...
On Jan 05, 2017 at 1:52 PM
Market Square Ice Rink Draws More Than 15,000 Skaters; Just 5 Days Left!
Since the Market Square outdoor ice rink opened Thanksgiving weekend, more than 15,000 ice skaters have taken a whirl with Knoxville's Holidays on Ice. If you haven't skated the downtown rink yet ...
On Jan 04, 2017 at 2:23 PM
Green Bricks, Coming Down: Lanes Closed on Gay Street as Former KUB Building Gets $10 M Restoration
In case you haven't been in the 600 block of South Gay Street lately, the old green-glazed bricks are coming down. The $10 million conversion of the former KUB Building into the new downtown offices ...
On Dec 30, 2016 at 3:01 PM
Ring in the New Year! Looking Forward to 2017 Milestones on Key Redevelopment Projects
If you’re looking for some end-of-the-year perspective – or just giddy about the upbeat possibilities for the new year – then keep your eye on three key Knoxville redevelopment projects throughout 2 ...
On Dec 30, 2016 at 12:05 PM
Video: Hundreds of bicyclists ride in Tour de Lights parade
The temperature hovered around freezing as decorated bicyclists gathered in Market Square in anticipation of the 10th Tour de Lights ride on Friday, December 17. Too cold? Not for these fun-loving bic ...
On Dec 28, 2016 at 11:43 AM
Ijams River Landing, Knoxville's First ADA Accessible Dock, Open to Public Use
The City of Knoxville, Ijams Nature Center, and Catalyst Sports celebrated the opening of Knoxville’s first ADA accessible Ijams River Landing this past Wednesday, Dec. 14. The new amenity wil ...
On Dec 16, 2016 at 5:11 PM
Knoxville Bar Foundation
Festival on the 4th
Voting Rights Act
Open Streets to Highlight Local Businesses on Magnolia Avenue
Attending Sunday's Open Streets Event on Magnolia Avenue? Take KAT; Ride Home for Free
Neighborhoods Get Spruced Up When Hosting Special Events Like Open Streets
Four New Public Playgrounds Earn Knoxville National "Playful City USA" Designation from KaBOOM!
45% of the City's Mowers Now Use Cleaner Energy
Microbreweries to Welcome Open Streets Crowd on Magnolia, Depot
Today is ME / CFS Awareness Day; Henley Bridge Lights Being Turned Blue Tonight
Open Streets Event: Appalachian Puppet Pageant to Parade Along Magnolia Avenue
New Fort Dickerson Gateway Means Curb Appeal, Residential Access, & Increased Tourism Draw
Come Play in the Street on Sunday, May 21 - Open Street Knoxville's 4th Pop-up Street Celebration!
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