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It's officially a tributary that flows into Second Creek.  But a long-abandoned concrete dam trickled the flow of water. And because water washed around the side and bottom of the dam, which re ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Aug 06, 2020 at 9:38 AM
Chris Howley, the City's Stormwater Chief, describes it simply: "We turned a parking lot into a creek." But there was a lot more involved with a $800,000-plus private-public collaboration that has ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Aug 05, 2020 at 11:04 AM
There are places around Knoxville that hint of the fascinating legacy of one of Knoxville's most notable sons: Caldonia Fackler Johnson, who was born a slave in 1844 and by sheer willpower raised hims ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Jul 10, 2020 at 5:35 PM
Mass demolition of the Central Wing (right) at the Annunciation Wing (left) is underway. Eventually, the entire North Campus and Central Wing will be cleared, leaving a large tract of vacant land ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Jul 10, 2020 at 12:24 PM
The $8.2 million project to replace the structurally deteriorating 100-year-old ramps connecting Jackson Avenue and Gay Street literally reached a big milestone last week. Ten large commercia ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Jun 30, 2020 at 2:52 PM
The City's 15 building and safety inspectors in the Plans Review and Inspections Department take their jobs seriously. They know that what they do on the front end, when a new house or business is ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On May 22, 2020 at 1:58 PM
Did you know that the City’s Engineering Department each year oversees the paving of about 50 miles of streets and the repair and new construction of about 3.2 miles of sidewalk? This week is Natio ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On May 21, 2020 at 1:32 PM
Today, City Parks and Recreation staff hit a big milestone: Partnering with the Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee and Knox County Schools, more than 25,000 meals have been distribut ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On May 20, 2020 at 3:13 PM
When they think about National Public Works Week, a lot of people envision engineers building sidewalks and stormwater devices, or crews picking up curbside bulk trash and brush. It's true that the ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On May 19, 2020 at 3:51 PM
Garage Supervisor Rick King This week is National Public Works Week. Look for at-a-glance summaries this week - here on City Blog, and also on the City's Facebook page - of the great work bei ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On May 18, 2020 at 4:43 PM
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