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, […]

Memorial Day 2021 Party

May 18, 2021 Admin 0
Join us for our SWFT MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION Monday, May 31 Under the “Big Tent” | Riverwalk Terrace | 1 pm – 9 pm Bring a Dish | Bring your favorite beverage Join Us.  It’s Free!

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 […]

Tommy Smith for District 1

February 28, 2021 Admin 0
Campaign Kickoff Event by Tommy Smith – Knoxville City Council, District 1Baker Creek Bottoms Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 3 PM EST – 6 PM EST Price: Free · Duration: 3 hrs Open to the Public Join Tommy & family as […]

Happy VOLentine’s Day

January 31, 2021 Admin 0
Your Southside WaterFronT Neighborhood Association (SWFT) membership committee would like to invite you to get a little closer to your neighbors during this time when we are all practicing physical distancing.  So, we have designed some very special Neighborhood Volentine’s Day […]

Treasure Hunt Orientation

January 27, 2021 Admin 0
Watch this 12 minute video to find out more on how to participate with the Community Television of Knoxville Treasure Hunt, and financially support SWFT. If the video does not play, CLICK HERE.

Treasure Hunt Fundraiser

January 27, 2021 Admin 0
Timeline Now – Mar 26 | Treasures donated by businesses & residents Mar 14 – Apr 23 | Donated treasures showcased at Treasure Hunt website Mar 14 – Apr 23 (40 days) | Promotion on cable TV & social media (40 days) Apr 2 – Apr 23 (21 days) | Online […]

Asking for Help!

January 25, 2021 Admin 0
The Third Annual Community Television of Knoxville City of Knoxville Neighborhood Treasure Hunt will be held April 23, 2021. The CTV Neighborhood Treasure Hunt provides an effective low-intensity, high-yield strategy to help address communication, participation and funding for us and provides the […]

SWFT Board Meeting

January 11, 2021 Admin 0
Monday, January 25, 2021 the SWFT Neighborhood Association will meet at 6:00 – 7:00 pm via Zoom.  All CityView & 303 Flats residents are invited to attend.  Agenda items will include: membership report, financial report, treasure hunt, 2021 Neighborhood grant […]

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 […]

Pancake Breakfast-Cancelled

November 9, 2020 Admin 0
Due to the most recent spikes in COVID-19, the planned pancake breakfast is cancelled. Plans for future events are underway. The Southside Waterfront Neighborhood Association continues its mission to engage all residents including our students. Thursday, November 19th, SWFT will […]

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 […]

Student Ambassadors

November 5, 2020 Admin 0
The Southside Waterfront (SWFT) Neighborhood Association is committed to enhancing the quality of life for everyone who resides at CityView and 303 Flats, regardless of whether they rent or own.  The unique blend of working & retired professionals and university […]

Art Wraps

October 27, 2020 Admin 0
The above picture is just one of Russell Briscoe’s work that is being considered. Downtown Arts Wraps take plain traffic engineering boxes and turn them into stunning canvasses portraying the artwork of some of the important Knoxville artists from the […]

2021 Board of Directors

October 27, 2020 Admin 0
The Southside Waterfront Neighborhood Association is happy to announce its new administration for 2021. The officers are: Drew Jeske-Polyak, President Alan Cheatham, Vice President Debbie Mallard, Secretary/Treasurer Welcome them by sending an email to

2020 Holiday Safety

October 27, 2020 Admin 0
Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas are upon us. There have been numerous news reports concerning holiday celebrations, in this year of COVID-19, on how to stay safe and healthy. Family gatherings are expected to take place and we, in the […]

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.

SWFT Elections – Vote NOW

October 14, 2019 Admin 0
The nomination period for new SWFT Neighborhood Association officer elections has closed and voting has begun. Please cast your vote now at THIS LINK. No login is required. Online voting will end on Monday, October 28th at 6:30 pm – […]

One Cup at a Time

October 14, 2019 Andrew Jeske-Polyak 0
SWFT held its second ‘One Cup at a Time’ coffee hour at 303 Flats, Monday, October 14, 2019. This time we partnered with 303 Flats and participated in their ‘Breakfast On The Go’ concept. They provided donuts and water and […]

They’re Coming . . .

September 26, 2019 Andrew Jeske-Polyak 0
Patience comes to those who wait! During the preliminary research and planning process, we were instructed not to expect too much in regards to seeing butterflies during the first year. In the past one month, multiple people have reported seeing […]

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 […]

Accepting Nominations Now

September 16, 2019 Admin 0
In just 2 years, SWFT has achieved many milestones as one of Knoxville’s newest neighborhood organizations.  Much of our success can be attributed to the level of neighbor engagement through communications via our Grapevine Newsletter and participation in our Second […]

Merry Chrysalis

September 12, 2019 Admin 0
On September 9th, twenty-five residents from both CityView and 303 Flats were in attendance at our September Second Monday event featuring our celebration of Butterfly Chrysalis and a special guest.  Anna Compton joined us a a representative of the Office […]

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 […]

A Second Monday Chrysalis

September 3, 2019 Admin 0
A chrysalis is the cocoon where the metamorphosis of a caterpillar to a butterfly takes place. Continuing to celebrate the successful installation of the Southside Waterfront (SWFT) Butterfly Habitat, we will be holding the third stage, of four, social called the […]

Elections are coming . . .

September 3, 2019 Admin 0
No, not the City elections, the Southside Waterfront (SWFT) Neighborhood Association Board elections will be held on October 28, 2019.  SWFT elects its board annually.  All 4 posts are available for nominations.  The positions and their responsibilities are: The PRESIDENT […]

What Will Be Dredged Up Next?

July 23, 2019 Admin 0
Have you ever wondered why the boat docks at CityView get all bent out of shape in the wintertime?  Every winter, the TVA drops the river water level by 10 feet in anticipation of winter snow and spring rain.  The depth […]

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 […]

Meet Marshall Stair

June 27, 2019 Admin 0
The primary election is Aug. 27, with early voting from Aug. 7-22. The last date to register to vote for the primary is July 29. For the mayoral election, if no candidate gets 50% of the vote, the two candidates […]

Convertible Bench/Tables

June 26, 2019 Admin 0
Soon, SWFT will be taking delivery of 4  convertible park bench/picnic tables.  Funding for these practical amenities, which will be positioned on the terrace overlooking the butterfly garden beds, was made possible through last year’s Neighborhood Small Grants Program.  Placing […]

Mid Term Report

June 26, 2019 Admin 0
We are delighted to report that SWFT has exceeded expectations in almost every area of execution related to our Butterfly Habitat Project.  Below, is the current status on 11 project goals: At least 10 neighbors will plan the butterfly garden […]

Big Tent Project

June 26, 2019 Admin 0
From its inception, SWFT has embraced participation from ALL neighbors, regardless of whether they own or rent. We believe every neighbor is an important part of the neighborhood. The inspiration for our proposed 2020 “Big Tent” Project came from input […]

SoKno Summer Suttree Social

June 25, 2019 Admin 0
SWFT and the other members of the South Knoxville Neighborhood & Business Coalition (SKNBC) are planning a very special summer neighborhood event at Suttree Landing Park on August 24 from 11 am until 5 pm.  The “SoKno Summer Suttree Social” will feature food, […]

SWFT Networking Directory

June 12, 2019 Admin 0
The Southside Waterfront (SWFT) Neighborhood now consists of two distinct groups.  One group consists of working & retired adults with experience in professional, technical, executive & administrative occupations.  The other (larger) group consists of young adults studying to enter these […]

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 […]

“Big Tent” Project

June 12, 2019 Admin 0
From its inception, the SWFT Neighborhood Association has embraced participation from all neighbors, regardless of whether they rent or own.  We believe every neighbor is an important part of the neighborhood.  SWFT is currently working on a City-sponsored Neighborhood Small […]

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 […]

Railroad Tunnel Entrance

June 9, 2019 Admin 0
Imagine if we could make the tunnel that is the gateway to our neighborhood, look like this mural at the Miller Avenue railroad underpass in Ann Arbor! SWFT has enlisted the help of a “In Our Backyards” (IOBY) to assist […]

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 […]

SWFT Networking Cards

May 17, 2019 Admin 0
The Southside Waterfront (SWFT) Neighborhood now consists of two distinct groups.  One group consists of working & retired adults with experience in professional, technical, executive & administrative occupations.  The other (larger) group consists of young adults studying to enter these […]

Second Monday – May 2019

May 17, 2019 Admin 0
SWFT held its twentieth Second Monday Social Event (May 13) combining it with our second Butterfly Habitat (Caterpillar) Celebration.  Neighbors Debbie M, Drew JP, Kevin JP, Sally & Malcolm B, Terri & Steve D, Toni & Jim H, Julie H, […]

Meet Marshall Stair

May 17, 2019 Admin 0
Recently, one of our neighbors invited mayoral candidate Eddie Mannis to an informal “Meet & Greet” event at CityView.  Several neighbors attended the event and found it to be very informative.     At neighbor Alan’s request, mayoral candidate Marshall Stair has also […]

Second Monday/Caterpillar Social

May 9, 2019 Admin 0
Join us in the CityView Club Room this coming Monday (May 13) from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm for our combined “Second Monday/Caterpillar” Social.  Come enjoy some tasty treats, delightful conversation, and door prizes (at 7 pm).  Bring your favorite […]

Rewarding Treasure

May 9, 2019 Admin 0
As the first annual Neighborhood Treasure Hunt & Online Auction came to a close, SWFT was rewarded with an enormous $841 cash treasure.  The purpose of the citywide event co-sponsored by Community Television of Knoxville, the Office of Neighborhoods, and […]