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.