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Knoxville will be hosting the US PRO cycling Road Championship again next year. I really hope to make it to this one as I was out of town last year. I know it isn't huge, but it probably does have somewhat of a positive financial impact for the city. A TN native won it this year

June 27-30 USA Cycling US PRO Road Championships Knoxville, Tenn.

https://www.bicycleretailer.com/announcements/2018/10/11/usa-cycling-announces-2019-national-championships#.W-2IE0nQacw

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Nice! I had tons of friends that drove up to cheer the riders on. I am sure it brought some money into the city. Did people complain about roads being closed?

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To address population growth in Blount County, several major roadways are slated for expansion via funding under the State of Tennessee's IMPROVE Act.

Courtesy of The Daily Times (Blount Co. newspaper), here is a graphic of the roadways that are currently being widened or will be widened by 2022.

Maryville road projects

 

Source: https://www.thedailytimes.com/news/under-construction-multiple-road-projects-on-the-horizon-in-maryville/article_b7ad32ea-22cb-5647-a226-d57f2244e708.html

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On ‎11‎/‎16‎/‎2018 at 7:13 PM, nativetenn said:

For those who haven't seen this or heard of this, here is the vision for Knoxville's once-blighted South Waterfront:

http://www.knoxvilletn.gov/government/city_departments_offices/redevelopment/south_waterfront

What ever happened to that old hospital over there?  I always thought that could have made a cool development.

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18 minutes ago, timmay143 said:

What ever happened to that old hospital over there?  I always thought that could have made a cool development.

Your wishes came true! It's now home to Regal Cinemas HQ and residential units. I need to post another picture of it soon.

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14 hours ago, nativetenn said:

Your wishes came true! It's now home to Regal Cinemas HQ and residential units. I need to post another picture of it soon.

Ah, I see that now!  Went through a caught up on some of the posts on this board.  Very nice!  Seems like a "few" new things have happened since I was last there around 2011!  The campus is looking good.  I know they were starting to really begin to invest and had some cool looking plans.  Looking much more pedestrian friendly, especially Cumberland Ave.  The old hospital would have been a cool reuse, but I understand it probably wasn't feasible.  However, I am more of an extreme reuse patron!  It seems they did keep a couple of buildings there?  Glad to see good stuff going on there.  Knoxville is a good city.  They have some very cool things there.  However, there is a lot of potential there as well.  Glad to see some taking advantage of it and trying to make it better!  Unfortunately, I have bitter-sweet feelings with the city, but it will always have a place in my heart!

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Knoxville/Knox County government is rewriting its 60-year-old zoning codes. This will enable mixed-use developments in the county proper, which has experienced rapid population growth in the past decade and is forecast to continue growing. This is great news for thr proliferation of sustainable development and will help mitigate Knox County's sprawl problem. 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.knoxnews.com/amp/874188001

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Potential JOB growth: Mayor Glenn Jacobs and ORNL director Thomas Zacharia are "reeling in" a big foreign company, but have declined to make an announcement as to who it may be.

More information here: https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/politics/2018/12/05/ornl-mayor-glenn-jacobs-knox-county-jobs-economic-development/2161000002/

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11 hours ago, nativetenn said:

Potential JOB growth: Mayor Glenn Jacobs and ORNL director Thomas Zacharia are "reeling in" a big foreign company, but have declined to make an announcement as to who it may be.

More information here: https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/politics/2018/12/05/ornl-mayor-glenn-jacobs-knox-county-jobs-economic-development/2161000002/

Kane with the take-down!

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Oak Ridge needs an infusion of jobs from a big employer, but this reads like they want to cannibalize from Knoxville. Any ideas as to who it is? 

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On 12/12/2018 at 4:08 PM, nativetenn said:

Did anybody feel the earthquake this morning? It clocked in at a magnitude 4.4- the largest to hit East Tennessee since 1973!

 

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/se60247871/map

2 of my friends in Cobb County NW of Atlanta did and one heard her glass back door really shaking thought someone was trying to break in.

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^^ You got that right.  Tennessee was birthed from North Carolina because of few people who did not want to  travel all the way to Raleigh to the state capital.

NCTNmap.jpg

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The former Sevier Heights Baptist Church is being converted into a mixed-use development that will include a "microbrewery, bike rental shop and restaurant with an event space."

Baker Creek Bottoms will be in South Knoxville, a revitalized neighborhood now sporting renovated homes, pedestrian-friendly infrastructure, and beautiful parks.

Link to the Baker Creek Bottoms website: http://bakercreekbottoms.com/

 

Location:

 

News article link:

https://www.knoxnews.com/story/money/business/2018/12/13/baker-creek-bottoms-phoenix-pharmacy-development-south-knoxville/2281344002/

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