South Knox updates

Sandra ClarkFeature, South Knox

What’s the status of improvements to I.C. King Park?

Knox County Commissioner Carson Dailey has announced a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Mount Olive Elementary School, 2507 Maryville Pike, to discuss the park and answer questions. He has invited representatives of the Knoxville-Knox County Public Building Authority, Knox County Engineering & Public Works and Knox County Parks & Recreation.

And what’s going on with the scenic highway status of Gov. John Sevier Highway?

MPC is hosting a public meeting about it from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at SoKno Market, 2014 W. Governor John Sevier Hwy. It will begin with a brief presentation, followed by an open house, said planner Liz Albertson.

“The meeting is being held to receive community feedback on draft recommendations for the John Sevier Scenic Highway Corridor Study and to encourage feedback from anyone interested in the project,” she said. “One of the recommendations is to include a scenic corridor overlay to provide unique standards for the highway. Proposed standards include landscaping and screening, design guidelines for new buildings, and scenic corridor signage.

“MPC staff and members of the John Sevier Scenic Highway Stakeholder Committee will be on hand to answer questions.”

This study was initiated by Commissioner Dailey and is being facilitated by MPC. The stakeholder committee has been meeting since September 2017 to discuss challenges and opportunities for future growth along the corridor.

If you are unable to attend, but would like to submit comments, contact or 865-215-3804.

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