On the way back from Norris this afternoon we spotted a huge plume of smoke off of the interstate, so we pulled off to take a look. The fire is in a huge compost heap on Ailor Avenue near the intersection of Sutherland Avenue and Middlebrook Pike. Knoxville firefighters were already at the scene.
I believe the fire was at Shamrock Organic Products at 2501 Ailor Avenue.
When I saw her standing there, with her bright eyes and shining hair,
she was looking back at me.
Some are meant to sing, some are meant to talk and some aren’t meant to say a thing.
But when she opened up her mouth and that sweet voice came out
I lost track of my own name.
Now she’s found herself, and I lost mine
and I’m just another guy who can’t give her anything.
DBT is performing at Sundown in the City in downtown Knoxville June 21st.
Bonus! - Drive-by Truckers on YouTube
This is a reminder of tomorrow’s Knoxville MPC meeting for the Cumberland Avenue Corridor Study. The public meetings are held at the University Center which is located at the corner of Cumberland Avenue and James Agee Street/Phillip Fulmer Way with free parking in the parking garage adjacent to the building. (Enter the parking garage from Phillip Fulmer Way, the top level has direct access to the University Center.)
* Thursday, February 22. Public Meeting # 5. 6:00 pm, University Center Ballroom.
As noted on knoxmpc.org, this will be the final meeting for public input. I am not sure if there will be any media coverage on this besides the mostly useless excerpts from WBIR. Does anybody plan on attending the meeting tomorrow?
For one of those excerpts from WBIR see this post on the previously held Knoxville MPC meeting.
The Cumberland Avenue Corridor Study has come up with a plan for making Cumberland Avenue more “inviting, vibrant and safe”. There proposal they are seeking approval on would turn cumberland avenue into a three lane road. (see original video from WBIR). A sketch of what this might look like can be found here (WBIR.com).
If you are interested in hearing the proposal the next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 22. Public Meeting # 5. 6:00 pm, University Center Ballroom. More information on Knoxville’s Cumberland Avenue can be found at the Metropolitan Planning Commission’s website. Interestingly enough, removing this lane will only add one extra minute to your drive time through that area…right. I’m also hoping they hurry up and get this project started before Smart Fix 40 is completed, what about you?
There are quite a few on going development projects in and and around downtown Knoxville. In fact, every building on Gay street has been under going renovation or has had plans of renovation from as far back as March of 2006.
It will be fun to watch the re-development of these properties downtown. Of the slated projects on the horizon, you won’t want to forget about the planned GameDay Center which is going to be built right here. If you missed the September 15, press release you can read it at the city of Knoxville’s website here. But, if you are looking for more information on how the condos will look, the price range or the floor plans, head over to the official GameDay Center website at http://tennesseegamedaycenter.com (The GameDay Center website is still under construction currently as you can see by the link references to http://tec1consulting.com/).
Check back for updates on this property and other projects that are currently being developed around the downtown area.