Here’s a recap of the news shared during our neighborhood Zoom meeting last Monday:
Tyler Roy has raised and contributed $30,000 to Second Harvest through playing his bagpipes and seeking donations. Parkridge Neighborhood Association created Knoxville Neighbors and that group has raised the equivalent of 45,010 meals for Second Harvest. Town Hall East has been a major contributor to that group.
Eden Slater, Office of Neighborhoods, reported on recent traffic studies that were petitioned by Town Hall East and affected residents. The average speed of most vehicles on Green Valley and West Sunset was 35 mph. East Sunset was 38 mph, which she described as “quite high” for a Knoxville neighborhood.
These findings and proposed design solutions will be discussed at a public Zoom meeting on January 25th. The Zoom link and time will be provided.
Stop signs on Chilhowee will be erected at the intersection of Sunset after KUB has completed the sewer repair in Chilhowee Road.
Town Hall East is working with affected residents on East Skyline for a petition to study traffic on their road.
A major traffic study for Rutledge Pike and Asheville Highway is almost completed. The firm Gresham Smith gave a short presentation. The idea is to make it a signalized intersection. A short video is available on the City’s website: https://bit.ly/3rlbm3m.
Additional information, including a project update, technical memos, displays from an Oct. 30, 2019, open house, and a Burlington Enhancement Plan presentation, are available at https://www.knoxvilletn.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=109562&pageId=17209246. Residents, business owners and other stakeholders are encouraged to watch the video and email ideas or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for comments is Sunday, Jan. 31.
Great progress on the Holston River Park grant to construct bird boxes and signage was reported by Board member Kim Riai. All work will be completed by January 31st with help from UTK students and neighborhood volunteers.
Ideas to improve downtown Burlington are in the works. We can anticipate some proposed ideas from residents and the City to be discussed this summer, perhaps in June.
Apartment development on the old Holiday Inn site is moving forward as an application for support from the Tennessee Housing Development Association has been submitted.
Part of the issue with this development is the lack of design standards in the CG1 Zone. The Applicant received a rezoning to the CG1 Zone in late 2019. Our Board is concerned about the lack of design standards and an ad hoc committee has been formed to ask City Council for design standards to be included. This committee includes members Mike Thorp and Rosalie Hughes as well as Board members Sharon Thomas, Tobias Kight and Sandra Korbelik.
We are fortunate that our Board member Jim Malia will document the extensive history of Town Hall East. Our Town Hall East neighborhood association might have 70 years of continuous operation. Please! Anyone who has any information about Town Hall East contact us at email@example.com or telephone (865) 544-8974 and leave a message. We’ll call you back!
Thanks for caring about Town Hall East!
Sandra Korbelik, President
Town Hall East Neighborhood Association