Panel to focus on reuse of blighted or vacant downtown propertiesDate: 06/07/2012
On Monday, June 11—- from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the East Tennessee History Center on Gay Street—- a panel of practitioners will focus on reuse of blighted or vacant commercial, industrial and multi-family residential properties. Panel members will include developers Bud Cullom, Jeffery Nash, Jim Harrison, Joe Petre, John Craig and Mark Hines; Lynne Fugate of Capital Mark and Tom Vester of Pinnacle Financial Partners; Alvin Nance of KCDC; Doug Lawyer, Knoxville Chamber; Dr. Bill Lyons, City of Knoxville; Todd Napier, representing the City of Knoxville and Knox County Industrial Development Boards; and Kim Trent, Knox Heritage.
Bob Whetsel, redevelopment director for the city, will moderate. There will be time for questions and comments from the audience. Please come and contribute your ideas to this vital conversation.
Also on Monday, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., our consultants will meet with representatives of neighborhood associations, nonprofit housing agencies and others to discuss development of vacant and blighted houses in residential neighborhoods. This will take place at the Cansler YMCA at the corner of East Fifth and Jessamine. Our focus will be on how neighborhood groups and others can partner together to move from disinvestment to investment in Knoxville’s core neighborhoods and strategize against blight in all of our neighborhoods.
Biographical profiles on Ms. Graziani and Mr. Mallach are attached. Visit http://www.communityprogress.net/ for more on CCP.
For more information about the two gatherings, contact David Massey, neighborhood coordinator for the city, at 215-3232.