Jackson Avenue Projects

Redevelopment Director

Dawn Michelle Foster
dmfoster@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-2607

400 Main St., Room 655
Knoxville, TN 37902

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OCTOBER 13, 2016 MEETING - MEDIA ADVISORY
Click here to view the Oct. 13, 2016 Meeting Presentation [PDF]
Jim Hagerman, P.E.
Director of Engineering
Suite 480, City County Building
865-215-2027
Fax: 865-215-2631
jhagerman@knoxvilletn.gov

The city has four Jackson Avenue projects:

JACKSON AVENUE RAMPS

Rick Emmett
Downtown Coordinator
Room 655, City County Building
865-215-3837
remmett@knoxvilletn.gov

Projected Bid Date: Spring 2018

The Jackson Avenue Ramps are included within the TDOT Bridge Inventory and inspected on a bi-annual basis. The poor rating of the ramps resulted in qualification for participation in the federal bridge replacement program. TDOT is allowing local agencies to administer projects that effect local streets. Therefore, the City will administer all phases of this project including preliminary engineering, right-of-way and construction. 

Engineering Project Sheet [PDF]
Jackson Ramps Existing Conditions [PDF]
Jackson Ramps Option 1 [PDF]
Jackson Ramps Option 2 [PDF]
Jackson Ramp Design 1.2 [PDF]
Jackson Ramp Design 1.3 [PDF]
Jackson Ramp Design 1.4 [PDF]
06/27/06 Public Meeting Comments [PDF]
10/09/06 Public Meeting Comments [PDF]
Jackson Ave. Ramp Existing Plans Drawing [PDF]
Jackson Ave. Ramp Elevated Rendering [PDF]

JACKSON AVENUE OLD CITY STREETSCAPES

Rick Emmett
Downtown Coordinator
Room 655, City County Building
865-215-3837
remmett@knoxvilletn.gov

Projected Bid Date: Fall 2016

The East Jackson Avenue Streetscapes plan had its beginnings when The City of Knoxville contracted with the East Tennessee Community Design Center to conduct a series of charettes to determine common community desires in the Historic Old City. As a result of this work, a contract was awarded to CDM Smith for $278,400 to develop construction plans for the portion of E. Jackson Avenue from the eastern most ramp on E. Jackson Street to Patton Street. These plans will detail the complete streetscape including street lighting and sidewalk replacement. 

The project will further the City of Knoxville goal to better connect the Old City to the University of Tennessee, Worlds Fair Park, and the rest of downtown as development continues. This will also encourage redevelopment along the Jackson Avenue corridor. Phased construction is slated to begin in 2017. 

05/15/14 Public Meeting Presentation [PDF]
05/15/14 Public Meeting Comments [PDF]

JACKSON AVENUE WEST STREETSCAPES

Rick Emmett
Downtown Coordinator
Room 655, City County Building
865-215-3837
remmett@knoxvilletn.gov

Projected Bid Date: Fall 2016

The Designer for the Jackson Avenue West Streetscapes/Stabilization Project is Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers, Inc. The project originated in 2005 through funding from a Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) High Priority Project for the Upper Second Creek/Old City Greenway, PIN 107380.00. The TDOT contract calls for the City of Knoxville to design and construct a pedestrian connection of approximately 2,400 linear feet from the intersection of World's Fair Park Drive and Grand Avenue to the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Gay Street. The HPP funding was distributed over a 5-year period beginning in 2005 at 20% per year. The proposed project will provide pedestrian connectivity, while streetscape improvements will encourage redevelopment along the Jackson Avenue corridor. 

Jackson Ave. West End View [PDF]
Jackson Ave. West End Section View [PDF]

JACKSON AVENUE WEST 500 BLOCK

Dawn Michelle Foster
Director of Redevelopment
Room 655, City County Building
865-215-2543
Fax: 865-215-2607
dmfoster@knoxvilletn.gov

In the spring of 2014, City of Knoxville officials asked for public input on how to reshape the 500 block of West Jackson Avenue, following a fire that destroyed the last of the historic McClung Warehouse buildings. Input from a public forum and online survey helped guide the City's Request for Proposal process. The RFP is expected to go out later this year, after additional analysis in the fall of 2014 that draws on the expertise of the Urban Land Institute, a 32,000-member nonprofit research and education organization whose staff facilitates multidisciplinary forums on real estate and aims to create great spaces.

04/03/14 Public Meeting Comments [PDF]
04/04/14 Press Release: Gathering Public Input; West Jackson Ave. Redevelopment [PDF]