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Placemaking is when unused public spaces are transformed by ordinary citizens to improve the community’s health, happiness, and well-being. This concept focuses on creating people-centered projects that are lighter, quicker, and cheaper.


3/13/2017
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The Sidewalk Committee is working to establish clear standards for sidewalk construction. Once the policy is completed, it will be incorporated into the Minimum Subdivision Regulations Update.


3/13/2017
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The document, which outlines strategies to help preserve the character and assets that define East Knox County, is now available for your review and comments.


3/6/2017
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The City of Knoxville's Office of Neighborhoods and the Neighborhood Advisory Council will hold the biennial Neighborhood Conference on March 11, 2017 at the Knoxville Convention Center.


3/3/2017
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Andrea Kupfer joined the Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission as a GIS operator at the end of November. She comes to MPC after working in planning and GIS as the Community Development Specialist for the City of Oak Ridge. She was also previously employed with the City of Knoxville where she provided GIS analysis and administrative support to the Knoxville Fire Department.


2/27/2017
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At a recent public meeting, residents of Hardin Valley were provided a map and asked to sketch the extent of their “community.” This is how it turned out.


2/24/2017
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MPC sponsored a community open house on February 17th at the O’Connor Senior Center. The event gave property owners in the proposed expansion area of the Edgewood-Park City Historic District H-1 Overlay an opportunity to receive information and give input.


2/24/2017
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MPC invites the public to the East Knox County Community Plan Open House on Thursday, February 23, 2017. This event will be held at Carter Elementary School, 8455 Strawberry Plains Pike, Knoxville, TN 37924 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. All interested parties including residents, landowners, community representatives, business owners, and county officials are encouraged to drop in at their convenience.


2/21/2017
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An open house will be held from 1 – 4 p.m. on Friday, February 17 to discuss the proposed expansion to the existing Edgewood-Park City Historic District H-1 Zoning Overlay. The event will be at the O’Connor Senior Citizen’s Center at 611 Winona Street.


2/13/2017
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Last year, a Sidewalk Committee was formed to create a comprehensive policy for the City of Knoxville and Knox County. Their goal was to determine requirements for new development and redevelopment areas.


2/6/2017
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The Metropolitan Planning Commission is beginning the annual update of the One Year Plan for the City of Knoxville. Learn more about upcoming meetings and how to get involved.


2/2/2017
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Some notable downtown projects will be discussed at an upcoming special meeting of the Downtown Design Review Board. These include a sign application for Hyatt Place Hotel and the upcoming renovation of the Pryor Brown Garage.


1/30/2017
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