Enact That Waterfront Plan!

Knoxville really needs to revamp and develop the waterfront on both sides of the river downtown—an inviting place with ample parking where people come listen to live music, shop local artists’ stores, have drinks at a pub, or even visit a hands-on children’s museum (another Knoxville need). Make it accessible by a pedestrian/bike bridge that allows people to shop, live, and play on both sides of the river. It has already been proven with Market Square that residents all over Knox County will come downtown for entertainment, the farmer’s market, shopping and dining. Making the waterfront an inviting place on both sides of the river would continue that trend and help the South Knox economy as well.

—Tiffany Higgins, Knoxville native transplanted to North Carolina and now en route to Destin, Fla.

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and_you_think2 writes:

For all that has been suggested music, museum, shops and the ample parking, you need to look to the Lakeshore Mental Institute property now owned by the city to hold all of this. The historic buildings at Lakeshore could be renovated for most, including a museum. There is music at Ijams, Market Square, Chris Ruth Steakhouse, the new housing complex by the JWP and also from the boats that are below the greenway and train tracks. There is a plan, there will be parking for Suttree Park and in time the nature wetlands park which will be great for kids to be impressed by nature itself by the river.

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