CRJA Rendering of Phase 1 Alcoa Hwy Expansion looking South

The Alcoa Highway Beautification Council is hosting a Community Design Charrette, which will be facilitated by the East Tennessee Community Design Center, on Friday, July 26, 2019 at the North Campus of Sevier Heights Baptist Church. It will be held from 1 PM to 5 PM. The goal is to create a vision for the future of the commercial corridor along Alcoa Highway from Maloney Road to Montlake Drive. Seating is limited at the charrette. If you would like to participate, please contact Gene Burr – geneburr@comcast.net. 

Following the Design Charrette at 5 PM on July 26, 2019 at the North Campus of Sevier Heights Baptist Church, 2939 Alcoa Hwy, Community Members are invited to listen to a presentation and provide input on the design concepts.

The Alcoa Highway Beautification Council and East Tennessee Community Design Center need your feedback to provide input that will be used during the Design Charrette.  As a resident of one of the neighborhoods that adjoin Alcoa Highway, your preferences regarding appropriate development and business activity in the revitalized corridor are invited. The goal of the survey is to supply valuable community input to attract potential developers and, through them, the businesses that are needed and desired.

Gathering this input is a logical and necessary follow-up to the creation of the Alcoa Highway Landscape Plan, which is intended to provide (1) an attractive entrance corridor to Knoxville from the Airport and points south, (2) an effective enhancement of the major physical reconstruction by TDOT required to make the high volume regional artery safer to drive, and (3) a catalyst that will attract new business investment to support a functional, revitalized commercial center for the surrounding neighborhoods, commuters that rely on the route for safe travel, and visitors to the UT Medical Center, Research Park, and UT Ag Institute. Appropriate signage and landscaping will be strongly encouraged in the corridor.

Results will be compiled from email and mailed submittals and presented at the Community Design Charrette.

Please respond to the Community Input Survey by July 5, 2019.