First Step

Streetscape work along North Central.

First Step

A comprehensive study aims to change how Knoxville sets priorities for new sidewalk construction.

by scott barker • December 4, 2018

The Knoxville City Council is poised to commission a study that will form the basis for a change in the way the city prioritizes future new sidewalk construction projects.
Identifying missing links in the city's pedestrian network.
At tonight’s meeting, council members are scheduled to vote on a contract valued at up to $225,605 with Gresham Smith and Partners, an international Nashville-based architecture, engineering, design and planning firm with a Knoxville office.
The firm would be hired to produce a report within 10 months listing priorities for new sidewalk construction, project cost estimates, the possible need to obtain easements and other elements of sidewalk installation.
“The s...

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