Has Mayor Rogero forgotten the Metropolitan Planning Commission? Or does she care?
It is now 10 months since three city vacancies occurred on MPC (starting July 1, 2015). Those are the city seats held by former Knoxville Vice Mayor Jack Sharp, Michael Kane and MPC vice chair Bart Carey.
If the first week of construction on the Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project is a sign of what’s to come, business owners and their employees, workers at two nearby hospitals, plus West Knox and Alcoa Highway motorists getting into and out of downtown better hunker down for a long, bumpy ride.
The project has begun with utility work in the westbound lanes of Cumberland and on side streets between Volunteer Boulevard and 22nd Street, where the road has been narrowed to two lanes.