For anyone who lives, works, visits or has an interest in the future of the Western Heights housing site and surrounding Beaumont neighborhood, Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) is seeking community input.

Community members can learn about KCDC’s Transforming Western planning initiative and offer input on possible design options for buildings; parks and greenspaces; and the overall site at an open house on Wednesday, June 16, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Western Heights Boys & Girls Club gym located at 1417 W. Oldham Ave.

Transforming Western is a 15-month planning process for the future of Western Heights housing, neighborhood and people. The process engages residents and stakeholders and will culminate in KCDC applying in November for a $30 million U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant to fund the transformation of the neighborhood.

Resident, stakeholder and community input will be combined and presented at another open house in late summer or early fall.