Wednesday, February 18, 2015

ULI report: Knoxville's success lies in downtown core's redevelopment

The Urban Land Institute has given city leaders its final report, a 36-page study that focuses on the downtown core and provides a series of recommendations "for Knoxville to begin work on immediately to guarantee (its) ongoing and future success."

The report comes four months after the non-profit's advisory panel spent a week in the city investigating a number of key sites and conducting a series of interviews with more than 100 stakeholders, including business owners, nearby residents, developers and groups with key interests in the downtown area like Knox Heritage.

The Washington, D.C.-based research center on land use provided input for five locations: World's Fair Park, the Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, the Supreme Court site, Henley Street, and the area where the McClung warehouse buildings once stood.

The study, which cost $125,000, was conducted to provide city leaders on ways to continue growing the downtown.

Full report RIGHT HERE.

Rest of the story with recommendations RIGHT HERE.

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