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A crane marks the spot where one of the biggest private construction projects in the history of downtown Knoxville began last fall. Dover Signature Properties and Bristol Development Group are tra ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Aug 26, 2020 at 9:34 AM
Last spring, the onset of the pandemic severed the normal supply chains that reliably bring materials into our area. So for a few weeks, the City of Knoxville resorted to purchasing disinfectant and c ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Aug 14, 2020 at 10:59 AM
This week was a busy one for the City's Urban Forestry crews. A series of heavy storms felled about 30 large trees that blocked as many City streets - and 17 of those tree-removal emergencies happened ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Aug 07, 2020 at 2:43 PM
Over the years, during rainstorms, the water of Fourth Creek has been murky, at best. The range of highs and lows for Total Suspended Solids, or TSS - basically, sediment in the water - has bounced ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Aug 06, 2020 at 5:37 PM
It's officially a tributary that flows into Second Creek.  But a long-abandoned concrete dam trickled the flow of water. And because water washed around the side and bottom of the dam, which re ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Aug 06, 2020 at 9:38 AM
Chris Howley, the City's Stormwater Chief, describes it simply: "We turned a parking lot into a creek." But there was a lot more involved with a $800,000-plus private-public collaboration that has ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Aug 05, 2020 at 11:04 AM
There are places around Knoxville that hint of the fascinating legacy of one of Knoxville's most notable sons: Caldonia Fackler Johnson, who was born a slave in 1844 and by sheer willpower raised hims ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Jul 10, 2020 at 5:35 PM
Mass demolition of the Central Wing (right) at the Annunciation Wing (left) is underway. Eventually, the entire North Campus and Central Wing will be cleared, leaving a large tract of vacant land ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Jul 10, 2020 at 12:24 PM
The $8.2 million project to replace the structurally deteriorating 100-year-old ramps connecting Jackson Avenue and Gay Street literally reached a big milestone last week. Ten large commercia ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Jun 30, 2020 at 2:52 PM
The City's 15 building and safety inspectors in the Plans Review and Inspections Department take their jobs seriously. They know that what they do on the front end, when a new house or business is ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On May 22, 2020 at 1:58 PM
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