Kickstand Bike Shop

April 20, 2022 Admin 0
Welcome to Kickstand Bike Shop! Kickstand Bicycle Collective is an all-volunteer initiative to put bicycles on the streets of Knoxville and surrounding area by operating a community bike shop, teaching bike mechanics, maintenance, and safe practice. KBC acts to connect […]


April 13, 2022 Admin 0
Sunday, May 15, 2022, 1pm – 6pm. Join us on Sevier Avenue to walk, bike, dance, and more. Open Streets Knoxville brings together community groups and local businesses, giving people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to walk, ride […]

KUB 2021 Water Quality

April 13, 2022 Admin 0
We encourage you to review the 2021 Water Quality Report online, which as important information about the source and quality of your drinking water. Throughout KUB’s history, they have maintained an excellent water quality record, and they work hard to […]

Riverwalk Reopens

January 20, 2022 Admin 0
A legal dispute between the City of Knoxville and One Riverwalk Apartments led to a fence blocking the popular pathway. The City of Knoxville and a private apartment developer have signed a $2.5 million deal to resolve a dispute that […]
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Status, Riverwalk Closure

October 1, 2021 Admin 0
WBIR has obtained documents that indicate a deal has been reached between the City and One Riverwalk Apartment Complex to re-open the riverfront walk. It is not final, and still needs to be approved by the Knoxville Community Development Corporation […]

One Riverwalk closed

August 2, 2021 Admin 0
At the beginning of July, Southeastern Development Corporation closed the riverwalk from the Henley Bridge to the Gay Street Bridge. Southside Waterfront Neighborhood Association is in constant contact with City Officials, namely Tommy Smith, District 1 Councilman, and Rick Emmett, […]

COVID Vaccines Phase IV

May 17, 2021 Admin 0
The vaccine will first be given to priority groups as outlined in Tennessee’s statewide plan. The vaccine will arrive in small batches, trickling in over the upcoming weeks and months. KCHD will move to Phase IV, vaccinating all people 12 years […]

TN COVID-19 Vaccination

December 4, 2020 Admin 0
In advance of the arrival of the vaccine in Tennessee, we wanted to share information with you about the expected timeline, available resources, and frequently asked questions. In October, Tennessee’s State Pandemic Vaccination Plan was submitted to the Centers for […]

Reminder: Knoxville Mask Mandate

November 13, 2020 Admin 0
On July 1, 2020, the Knox County Board of Health voted to issue the COVID-19 Face Covering Regulation requiring community members to wear face coverings in most public spaces. Children under 12 years of age and those with certain medical conditions are […]

Reminder: Wear a Mask

November 13, 2020 Admin 0
Directly from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Your mask helps protect those around you COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets. Respiratory droplets travel into the air when you cough, sneeze, talk, shout, or […]

W. Blount Closing

November 8, 2020 Admin 0
City of Knoxville Press Release Nov. 6, 2020                                                                           Contact: Eric Vreeland                                                                                                 865.215.3480 Office 865.258.3431 Cell SECTION OF WEST BLOUNT AVENUE TO CLOSE TEMPORARILY, Beginning November 16, 2020 AS PART OF KERN’S BAKERY REJUVENATION Restoration of the historic Kern’s […]

Parking Protection

October 27, 2020 Admin 0
Parking whether on a street or in the parking garages can pose certain security threats. Do your best to protect your vehicle by following these tips: Lock Your Doors . . . Most car break-ins and thefts occur with unlocked […]

KUB Drinking Water Quality

May 13, 2020 Admin 0
Each year, KUB provides an report on where your drinking water, water from the tap, comes from and its quality. Here is this year’s report.

The Red Line

September 24, 2019 Andrew Jeske-Polyak 0
You’ve heard about the new Trolley Service to South Knoxville many times before. This is a testimonial, first hand knowledge of the most recent greatest step forward for our neighborhood. Andrew Jeske-Polyak walked to work this sunny autumn day. The […]

Chapman Highway Implementation Plan Now Available

September 6, 2019 Admin 0
A final report has been completed. The plan has been posted to the Knoxville Regional TPO website, and a press release and additional information about recent projects along the corridor can be found on the City of Knoxville’s Chapman Highway page. We also […]

SoKno Summer Suttree Social UPDATE

July 23, 2019 Admin 0
Come One – Come All . . . Bring your family, your next-door neighbors, your good friends, and your dog. Food & Beverages . . . Free hot dogs will be provided, while they last, or pack a picnic lunch, […]

SoKno Trolley Service to Begin

July 23, 2019 Admin 0
It’s official!  Trolley Service to South Knoxville will begin Monday, August 19.  Knoxville Area Transit has rolled out The Red Line which will follow a circular route, from the main Trolley stop on Main St., across the Gay Street Bridge, […]

Neighborhood Advisory, Vol. 12, No. 25

July 23, 2019 Admin 0
HEADLINES . . .  Tenant Association Celebrates Library Opening 5 Points Community Hosts Community Homecoming Edgewood Park Neighborhood Sponsors Free Concert The U.S. Census Is Hiring Three Different Organizations Hosting Candidate Forums PARC Announces Quarterly Meeting Street Cleaning and Upgrades […]

South Knoxville Trolley

June 12, 2019 Admin 0
In April, it was brought to our attention that Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) was in discussions with the City of Knoxville to expand trolley service to Blount Avenue, thereby finally linking South Knoxville to Downtown.  May 22, 2019, City Council […]

Neighbor Day Celebration

June 12, 2019 Admin 0
Neighbors Kevin & Drew are completely immersed in planning activities associated the big  Neighbor Day Celebration & Fundraising Event to be held at St. James Episcopal Church (1101 N. Broadway) on Saturday, September 28th.  This entertaining event will celebrate the service […]

Neighborhood Conference Recap

May 18, 2019 Admin 0
On Saturday (May 18) the City of Knoxville Office of Neighborhoods hosted the Neighborhood Conference at the Knoxville Convention Center.  This free conference provided a terrific opportunity for neighbors from all parts of the city to participate in four different […]

Neighborhood Advisory, Vol. 12, No. 18

May 9, 2019 Admin 0
HEADLINES . . .  1. No Newsletter for Two Weeks 2. Town Hall East Hosts Mayoral Candidate Forum 3. Lonsdale Market is opening this weekend 4. Vestal Community Celebrates Vestival 5. Which Neighborhoods Are Interested in Playing Wiffle Ball? 6. […]

Chapman Highway Phase 2 Survey

April 29, 2019 Admin 0
City Engineering and Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) planners are studying the 6.2-mile stretch of Chapman in the city limits between the Henley Bridge and Gov. John Sevier Highway.  Outreach efforts have included – two stakeholder workshops, a survey, […]

37 Tons

April 28, 2019 Admin 0
On April 6th, the 30th annual Ijams River Rescue presented by TVA with support from Lowe’s collected close to 37 tons of trash and tires from 33 sites in and along East Tennessee’s waterways. Volunteers and crews from the City of […]

Neighborhood Advisory – Vol. 12, No. 16

April 27, 2019 Admin 0
HEADLINES . . .  1. North Hills Garden Club Hosts Annual Plant Sale 2. Montgomery Village Thanks Donors 3. Neighborhoods Host Yard Sales 4. We Are One Month Out From The Neighborhood Conference 5. KGIS Workshop to Show Advanced Material […]

What Matters MOST?

April 13, 2019 Admin 0
Please fill out our 4 question anonymous survey about what matters most to you about Chapman Highway.  It will only take one minute, but it will be so helpful and you can help shape the future of this very important […]

Neighborhood Advisory, Vol. 12, No. 14

April 13, 2019 Admin 0
HEADLINES . . .  1. North Knoxville Gathers to Discuss Neighborhood Safety 2. Forest Heights Completes Certification as a Wildlife Habitat 3. Lonsdale International Food and Craft Market Is Back This Week 4. Uptown North Celebrates Easter 5. NAC to […]

Ijams River Rescue

April 6, 2019 Admin 0
Saturday, April 8, 2019, Neighbors Art M., Debbie M., Drew JP and Kevin JP along side 10 volunteers from the Sorority, Gamma Sigma Sigma participated in the 30th Annual Ijams River Rescue presented by TVA.  This popular, community-wide event focuses on […]

Meet Mayoral Candidate Eddie Mannis

April 4, 2019 Admin 0
On April 23rd at 6:30pm Knoxville Mayoral candidate Eddie Mannis will make himself available for a meet-and-greet in the CityView clubroom. This is a great opportunity to hear what visions Mr. Mannis has for our city and the south waterfront […]


April 2, 2019 Admin 0
The Knoxville Police Department Advisory and Review Committee will hold their Quarterly Meeting on Wednesday, April 24 at the Regal Cinemas Headquarters. The meeting provides citizens with a great opportunity to become updated on practices and policies of the Knoxville […]

Chapman Plan Update

March 31, 2019 Admin 0
The 2nd Community Workshop for the Chapman Highway Implementation Plan will be on Tuesday, April 16th from 5 pm to 7 pm at the South Doyle Middle School library. This is the second of two planned community-wide workshops. The main […]

Rachel Maddow

March 26, 2019 Admin 0
MSNBC, one of the preeminent news organizations on cable TV also has one of the most famous anchors in Television history.  Rachel Maddow hosts The Rachel Maddow Show, a nightly television show on MSNBC, and serves as the cable network’s special […]

SKNBC Highlights

March 26, 2019 Admin 0
Neighbors Kevin and Drew attended the March monthly meeting of South Knoxville Neighborhoods and Business Coalition (SKNBC).  Representatives from Colonial Village, View Park, Lake Forest, Lindbergh Forest, Old Sevier, South Woodlawn, SWFT, Vestal and SKA presented updates related to neighborhood […]

SoKno Renew Our Neighborhoods

March 26, 2019 Admin 0
South Knox Renew Our Neighborhoods is a program sponsored by the Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee.  It provides community outreach to serve the needs of low income and vulnerable people impacted by poverty, housing instability, opioid and substance abuse, crime, […]

Neighborhood Advisory, Vol. 12, No. 12

March 26, 2019 Admin 0
HEADLINES . . .  The Neighborhood Conference registration is Now Open! Fourth & Gill Elects a New Board Spring Cleaning Comes to Knoxville Neighbors Gear Up for Yard Sale Season Hunt for Treasures and Boost Online Auction Neighborhood Challenge… Who […]

In the News

March 23, 2019 Admin 0
The City of Knoxville has announced the expansion of the RiverWalk along the south banks of the Tennessee River.  A 0.6 mile extension will connect Suttree Landing Park to the River’s Edge Apartments,  passing underneath the James White Parkway Bridge.  […]

Neighborhood Advisory, Vol. 12, No. 11

March 23, 2019 Admin 0
HEADLINES . . .  Raise money for your neighborhood – Sell your old stuff South Knoxville addresses Homelessness Mechanicsville hosts Healthier TN at Beardsley Farms Neighborhood Safety Series begins in North Knoxville Learn how to use KGIS, Neighborhood Maps Historic […]
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Neighborhood Advisory – Vol. 12, No. 10

March 12, 2019 Andrew Jeske-Polyak 0
HEADLINES . . .  Which area will win? The Neighborhood Challenge is tomorrow! Lake Forest holds elections Office Survey is live Win a $75 Neighborhood Achievement Award Planning Commission meets March 14 Recode Knoxville Comments due March 15 PARC, KPD, and […]

Knoxville SOUP

March 3, 2019 Kevin Jeske-Polyak 0
Knoxville SOUP is a community dinner – part pot luck and part planned. It is an opportunity for the community to gather, share and connect. It is an opportunity to support projects that, in some manner, benefit the community as […]

“Ministries in Motion”

March 3, 2019 Kevin Jeske-Polyak 0
If you are interested in having a short video produced featuring interviews with some of the volunteers associated with the various ministries within your Knoxville church, please contact neighbor Kevin.  He is currently working on a video series for Community […]

Easy Money

February 23, 2019 Kevin Jeske-Polyak 0
Please help SWFT raise money to support our neighborhood projects the easy way.  Donate something to the Knoxville Neighborhood Treasure Hunt & Online Auction and designate the proceeds to benefit the Southside WaterFronT (SWFT) Neighborhood Association.  Or, if you prefer, […]

Kern’s Bakery UPDATE

February 22, 2019 Andrew Jeske-Polyak 0
On February 21, 2019, the Old Sevier Neighborhood Association held their monthly meeting at which the new developers, (Mallory & Evans Development – Scottsdale, Georgia), presented their plans for converting the Kern’s Bakery site into a viable and productive campus […]

Neighborhood Advisory – Vol. 12, No. 7

February 22, 2019 Admin 0
HEADLINES . . .  1. The Neighborhood Challenge 2. City Council to discuss Neighborhood Zoning 3. Planning and City Meetings coming up 4. OON offered Grant Brainstorming Workshop 5. Win a $75 Neighborhood Achievement Award 6. OON thanks Neighborhood Conference […]

Neighborhood Advisory – Vol 12, No. 4

January 31, 2019 Admin 0
HEADLINES . . .  1. AIA and ETCDC Present Recode Design Charrette 2. Grant Opportunities Workshops Offered 3. Neighbor of the Year Nominations Are Open! 4. Local Breweries Join Together To Support Knoxville’s Neighborhood Conference 5. Healthier TN Helps Neighbors […]

SKNBC Highlights – Jan 2019

January 21, 2019 Andrew Jeske-Polyak 0
Neighbors Don and Drew attended the January monthly meeting of South Knoxville Neighborhoods and Business Coalition (SKNBC).  Representatives from Lindberg Forrest, Old Sevier, South Knoxville Alliance, Colonial Village, Southside Waterfront, and Island Home Park presented updates related to neighborhood projects.  […]

Neighborhood Advisory – No. 44

January 21, 2019 Andrew Jeske-Polyak 0
HEADLINES . . . 1. Unique fundraising opportunity through Community Television of Knoxville | 2. Office of Neighborhoods partners with Parks and Recreation to host grant opportunity workshops| 3. Neighborhood photos wanted | 4. Four properties to be addressed by Board of […]

Chapman Highway Improvement

December 25, 2018 Andrew Jeske-Polyak 0
Hosted by Mike Conger, Senior Transportation Engineer of Knoxville Transit, and Dawn Michele Foster, Redevelopment Director for the City of Knoxville, another Chapman Highway Improvement Implementation Plan Stakeholder Group Meeting was held December 12, 2018.  To review, the goal is to create […]

Neighborhood Advisory – No. 42

December 25, 2018 Andrew Jeske-Polyak 0
HEADLINES . . . 1. Montgomery Village Tenants Association hosts Caroling Party | 2. Mechanicscille provides warmth to neighborhood kids| 3. Office of Neighborhoods to release Best Practices Guide in 2019 | 4. Office of Neighborhoods asks for Feedback | 5. Office of Neighborhoods offers Introduction […]