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The Improvement Plan recommends projects and programs to be implemented for the first five and the next ten years following plan adoption. The 5-Year Plan should be reviewed annually in preparing capital improvement programs.

 

Action Responsible Agency Coordination
5-Year
15-Year
Land Use
Pursue general rezonings and One-Year Plan amendments in areas where inconsistencies exist with sector plan. MPC z z z
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Develop a south Knoxville waterfront master plan based on development proposals from this plan. MPC or consultant z City or MPC z
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Pursue implementation of the waterfront master plan. City z
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Designate area between the two railroad corridors as an industrial district. Develop a master plan for development and redevelopment according to proposals of this sector plan. These will include the following projects: City Community Development, MPC or consultant z z
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  • Relocate housing in the industrial district to appropriate residential areas by using empowerment zone funding.
Empowerment Zone Advisory Council (ZAC) BNI Task Force, Vestal Community Organization
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  • Consolidate smaller vacant lots into larger lots for larger scale industrial development.
City Community Development MPC
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  • Recruit industries for vacant structures and properties.
City Community Development Development Corporation of Knox County, Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership
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  • Formulate a cleanup and redevelopment plan for existing superfund sites in south Knoxville (on Maryville Pike and Cruz Road).
Property owners, TN Dept. of Health, TDEC ZAC, Vestal Community Organization
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Transportation – Road Improvement
Waterfront Development Proposals include the following: z z
Base on recommendations from the proposed south Knoxville Waterfront Master Plan.
  • Convert Sevier Avenue between the two intersection of Council Place to a two-way street, including geometric improvements
City z
  • Close Council Place for a greenway
City z
  • Close Claude Street for pedestrian use
City z
  • Improve Blount Avenue with sidewalks from Henley Street to Augusta Avenue
City z
Study alternatives to extend Moody Avenue from Chapman Highway to Maryville Pike. City Engineering z
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Reassign right-turn lane for right-turn-only, middle lane for westbound and left-turn, and left lane for left-turn-only at Moody Avenue westbound/Chapman Highway intersection. City Engineering z
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Widen Henley Street Bridge to accommodate additional lanes, plus bicycle, greenway and pedestrian facilities. TDOT MPO
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Improve Hillwood Drive for a better connection from James White Parkway to Island Home Avenue. Add a greenway along Hillwood Drive. City Engineering, City Parks & Recreation z
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Prepare an Advance Planning Report (APR) to evaluate congestion, operational and safety issues for pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular traffic on Chapman Hwy. City Engineering, TDOT MPO
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Add turn lanes at Maryville Pike/Sims Road intersection. City Engineering, TDOT z
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Improve intersection of Maryville Pike at Ogle Road. City Engineering z
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Improve Cherokee Trail/Edington Road from Alcoa Highway to Maryville Pike. City Engineering z
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Replace one-lane underpass with two-lane underpass under Northfolk Southern Railroad on Blount Avenue. City Engineering z
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Improve road segments on Magazine Road. City Engineering z
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Re-align Fort Dickerson Road with Woodlawn Pike. City Engineering, TDOT z
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Extend James White Parkway to Chapman Highway(see James White Parkway extension alternatives). TDOT MPO
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Transportation – Add sidewalk to the following streets:
  • Chapman Highway from Blount Avenue to city limits in conjunction with the preparation of the Advance Planning Report
City Engineering MPO
Sidewalks should be added when new development or redevelopment occurs along or within the proposed street segments.
  • Blount Avenue from Chapman Highway to Maryville Pike
City Engineering z
  • Martin Mill Pike from Maryville Pike to Neubert Springs Road
City Engineering z
  • Neubert Springs Road from Martin Mill Pike to Oliver Road
City Engineering z
  • Magazine Road from Oliver Road to Martin Mill Pike
City Engineering z
  • Woodlawn Pike between Chapman Highway and Galbraith School Road
City Engineering z
  • Young High Pike between Woodlawn Pike and Higgins Avenue
City Engineering z
  • Higgins Avenue between Young High Pike and Martin Mill Pike
City Engineering z
  • Lippencot Street between Chapman Highway and Davenport Road
City Engineering z
  • Baker Avenue from Sevier Avenue to Moody Avenue
City Engineering z
  • Sevier Avenue from James White Parkway to Tilson Street
City Engineering z
Parks and Recreation
Develop a master plan for improvement of Sam Duff Memorial Park in conjunction with the proposed community center adjacent to the park. City Parks & Recreation z
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Develop a trail at the Stanley Conservation area. City Parks & Recreation z
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Add neighborhood parks to the following neighborhoods: Southside, Vestal, Lake Forest and Colonial Village. City Parks & Recreation z
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Develop a community park at the Old Sevier waterfront in conjunction with the waterfront redevelopment proposals from this plan. City Parks & Recreation z
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Acquire land for a new entrance to Fort Dickerson Park. City Parks & Recreation z
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Acquire land on the south side of Fort Dickerson Park for new trails and greenways. City Parks & Recreation z
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Add a second entrance to Fort Dickerson Park from Blount Avenue. City Parks & Recreation z
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Add trails within the Fort Dickerson Park. City Parks & Recreation z
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Add a greenway to the TDOT’s Henley Street Bridge widening project. TDOT, City Parks & Recreation MPO
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Build a boardwalk/greenway outside the retaining wall of Baptist Hospital. Baptist Hospital, City z
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Close Council Place for a greenway. City z
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Add a greenway to the improvement of Hillwood Drive. City Parks & Recreation, City Engineering z
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Add a greenway/bikelane to the James White Parkway from the northside connection of the Morningside Greenway to Hillwood Drive. City Parks & Recreation, City Engineering z
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Prepare a feasibility study of creating a greenway by using the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad Right-of-Way. City Parks & Recreation, County Parks & Recreation MPC
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Neighborhood Conservation
Develop streetscape plans for the Old Sevier, Southside and Vestal core area and implement proposals according to this sector plan. City Community Development, participating neighborhood organizations, MPC or consultant z
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Landscape Improvements
Create street tree planting programs for Chapman Highway and Maryville Pike through the proposed Knoxville Master Street Tree Plan. Tree Board, MPC z
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Plant native vegetation over segments along waterfront that are covered with riprap. Property owners, UT Water Resource Research Center, AmeriCorps z
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James White Parkway alternatives
Beginning of Plan