Leaving the Projects Behind
Next week, KCDC will begin the first phase of demolishing Walter P. Taylor Homes, the public housing project infamous for violent crime. The agency is mapping out a HOPE VI-style revitalization project, replacing the apartments with houses, just like the Mechanicsville redevelopment in the ’90s. But this time, there are no HOPE VI federal dollars to fund the construction—and once again, current residents do not feel confident they’ll be part of the new neighborhood. Amien Essif and Daniel Snider report, with photos by Shawn Poynter.
What Knoxville Needs: A Vol-Downtown Dual Approach
Quote of the Week: "Nobody wants to get to the bottom of it more than I do.”
Knox Found Online: Knoxville Second-Most Sleepless City in U.S.
The Weekly Plan-It: Aug. 16-Aug. 21
Street Talk: Peg Beute, a senior naturalist at Ijams Nature Center and an organizer of its Cicada Festival
NEWS & VIEWS
Pressed For Time
Last June, the Obama Administration announced a new deferred action policy for young immigrants. The policy allows undocumented young adults (ages 15-30) who came to the United States as children to apply to remain in the country for two years without further deportment action. But the process for filing is still unclear, as Paige Huntoon reports.
Jack Neely appreciates Asheville’s imports, but wonders if we have any new ideas of our own.
Frank Cagle just wants to root for the home team without feeling bad about it.
Rikki Hall urges progressives to cast off their shackles and find a new political identity.
A Living World
Eleanor Scott discovers a rampant butterfly meadow.
Olive in Wonderville
Olive J. Keith heads to the Riviera.
GAMUT: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Comedy: On Tour
Comedy: On Tour
Video Games: Digital Hackery
The Bourne Legacy
Dennis Perkins visits Lil' Vinnie's