The planning process is called Transforming Western Heights & Beaumont Neighborhood, and planners hope to apply in November 2021 for a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Renewal. The map shows the area identified, which includes both public and private housing.
Property owners, residents and others are currently taking a survey here.
And on Wednesday, Sept. 8, Mayor Indya Kincannon and others will break ground for a new Head Start facility at 1201 Oldham Ave.
Head Start is a comprehensive pre-school program for low-income children and families. In Knoxville, the program is administered by CAC, the Community Action Committee. According to its website, Head Start here operates six sites, serving over 800 children with more than 200 staff.