ETCDC 2018 Project Booklet

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1300 N. Broadway Knoxville, TN 37917 Knoxville, Tennessee ................ 37917 865.525.9945 ................ 865.525.9945

OUR MISSION To Envision, Inspire, and Improve East Tennessee through Design.

We strive to make East Tennessee a better place to live and work by bringing professional design and planning assistance to community groups and nonprofit organizations.


Examples of Projects From The 16 County Region

East Tennessee East Tennessee ETCDC 16 ETCDC 16Counties Counties

We serve a 16 county region within East Tennessee. The counties we serve, seen in dark orange, include: • • • •

Anderson Blount Campbell Claiborne

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Cocke Grainger Hamblen Jefferson

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Knox Loudon Monroe Morgan

Counties We Serve

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Roane Scott Sevier Union

Here we are yet again at the end of another year. Here we are yet again at the end of another year.

st, the SinceSince January 1st,1the staff EastTennessee Tennessee Community staffof of the the East Community January Design Center beenworking working hard communities and and Design Center hashas been hardtotohelp help communities groups of all sizes throughout the region by offering our design groups of all sizes throughout the region by offering our design and planning services thanks to our countless volunteers and and planning servies thanks tolike our countless volunteers and people you. people like you.

In the following pages you’ll see a brief overview of the dozens of projects and events the ETCDC has been in charge of this year. In theWe following pages you’ll see a brief overview of the dozens hope it inspires you to continue to partner with us in order to of projects and events the aETCDC has been in charge of this make our home better place by design!

year. We hope it inspires you to continue to partner with us in order to make our home a better place by design! -The ETCDC Staff


-The ETCDC Staff


Table of Contents


Spotlight - Burlington


Spotlight - Baker Creek


Spotlight - Delaney House


Spotlight - Wesley House






The ETCDC works on a number of projects throughout the year. Design Center projects and clients must meet 4 qualifications: • Be from a nonprofit or community organization • Be for the benefit of the entire community and not solely for the benefit of their members

• Be unable to aquire financial or other resources from the private sector

• Be able to demonstrate the commitment and ability to pursue the project through to completion

Projects 6

Knox County Stormwater Management Beautification Green stormwater and landscaping elements addressed in a campus master plan.


Alcoa Highway Landscape Plan 8

Landscaping details designed for key intersections from Montlake to Maloney Road.

Loudon County TVA Public Lands Development Public input was solicited for ideas about the development of TVA property.


Loudon County TVA Public Lands Development 10

Loudon County TVA Public Lands Development 11

The Burlington Residents Association requested our assistance to analyze existing conditions in their Knoxville neighborhood and the ETCDC gathered resident input to find solutions to help community members, business owners, potential developers, and government officials visualize a path for revitalization and economic development for their once vibrant downtown.

Spotlight: Burlington 12

Burlington Enhancement Plan - Public Input 13

Burlington Enhancement Plan 14

Burlington Enhancement Plan - Public Response 15

Burlington Enhancement Plan - Existing MLK Jr. Ave. 16

Burlington Enhancement Plan - Potential MLK Jr. Ave. 17

Burlington Enhancement Plan - Existing Mid-Block Lot 18

Burlington Enhancement Plan - Potential Mid-Block Lot 19



Tokens of Hope Center 20

Salvation Army of North Knoxville requested renovation plans for their new center.



Tokens of Hope Center 21

The South Haven Neighborhood Association requested the ETCDC to host public input sessions and develop a master plan for the area based on community recommendations. The growing Urban Wilderness and Baker Creek Bottoms projects, as well as the presence of South Doyle Middle School and a potential conversion of the school’s old football stadium into a BMX track facility all presented unique challenges that the ETCDC was able to understand when developing a plan for the area’s future.

Spotlight: Baker Creek 22

Baker Creek Area Vision Plan - Public Input 23

New Commercial Development

Reoriented Offramp New Streetscaping and Curb-separated Bike Lanes

Proposed Urban Wilderness Gateway Project

Improved Intersection

New Sidewalk

New Local Road Improved Intersection New Parking Lot Proposed Urban Wilderness Gateway Project New Greenway

BMX Track South Doyle Middle School

Baker Creek Area Vision Plan 24



Baker Creek Area Vision Plan - Lancaster Drive Intersection 25

South Doyle BMX Track Stadium Conversion 26 Design for the conversion of an existing football stadium into a BMX facility.

SOLS Institute of Beauty Design for an East Knoxville non-profit teaching natural hair care and other skills to inner-city youth.


The Delaney House is a house owned by The Beck Cultural Exchange Center in Knoxville. Beck is a non-profit focused on archiving and telling the stories of the region’s African-American residents. The house, located beside Beck, was the former home of the family of brothers and internationally-famous artists Joseph and Beauford Delaney. The ETCDC provided renderings for the renovation of the home, as well as a plan to convert one of the bedrooms into a Parisian-style apartment for visiting lecturers and artists. The project received the ETCDC’s 2018 Annette Anderson Directors’ Award.

Spotlight: Delaney House 28

Delaney House - Parisian-style Apartment Conversion 29

Delaney House - Existing Condition 30

Delaney House - Proposed Renovation 31

The Wesley House is a non-profit community center in the Lonsdale neighborhood of Knoxville that ‘provides academic, emotional, and spiritual support to 100+ at-risk inner-city students and provides fellowship and support to 28 deserving inner-city senior citizens.’ The ETCDC helped to develop a master plan and renderings for Wesley House that envisioned a new covered entrance to the building, an outdoor amphitheatre classroom, and addressed issues with the current building facade.

Spotlight: Wesley House 32

Wesley House: Building & Site Enhancements 33



Wesley House: Outdoor Amphitheatre Classroom 34



Wesley House: Main Entrance Covered Walkway 35

Brittany Daniels Memorial 36

Design for a community memorial wall in the Knoxville neighborhood of Lonsdale.



LIVE-IT Coffee Shop & Meeting Space Redesign of an interior space in Seymour, TN into a coffee shop & meeting space.


The Facade Enhancement Grant Program, a forgivable five year loan with a maximum of $50,000, is funded by the City of Knoxville Community Development Department. This program encourages business owners in the former empowerment zones to improve the faces of their businesses that front major streets. When the program began in 2006, local business owners were confused by the process and were not participating. The ETCDC was asked to develop possible design alternatives for these businesses to help promote the program. To date, the Design Center has created over 92 concept plans for local business owners; many of these have been further developed by local architects and constructed.

Facades 38

800 North Broadway: Before Design Broadway Facade View


800 North Broadway: Proposed Design 40

800 North Broadway: Built Design 41

1014 Sevier Avenue: Before Design 42

Business Signage

1014 Sevier Avenue: Proposed Design 43

3822 MLK Avenue: Before Design 44

3822 MLK Avenue: Proposed Design 45

1909 Schofield: Before Design 46

1909 Schofield: Proposed Design 47



Sertoma Center of Knoxville 48



3229 East Magnolia 49

The ETCDC also participates in and helps to oversee various events throughout Knoxville, Knox County, and the region. Some of these events include:

• Open Streets - a large, day-long festival that closes a major city street to vehicular traffic and encourages people to fill the space with people-centered activites.

• Seminars and Symposiums on topics such as Healthy Cities and Art & City Placemaking

• PechaKucha - a Japanese-based presentation night where presenters have 20 slides to present a topic of their choosing, in which the speaker gets 20 seconds to speak per slide

• Our annual Summer Party and Awards Gala

Events 50

Duane’s Welcome Party 51

ETCDC Board Bus Tour: East & North Knoxville 52

Open Streets: Sevier Avenue & Broadway 53

Summer Party: “Party Central” 54

Summer Party: “Party Central” 55

Arts & City Placemaking Seminar 56

Speakers: Liza Zenni (Executive Director, Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville), Eric Asboe (Chattanooga D.O.T.), Josiah Golson (800 Collective)

First Annual PARK(ing) Day Knoxville Partners: AIA East Tennessee & ASLA Tennessee.


October Awards Gala 58

Award Recipients: Joe & Pat Johnson and Beck Cultural Exchange Center’s Delaney House

Annual Member Meeting 59

Thanks to all allof of Thanks to our and our volunteers volunteers and supporters who make supporters who make our work possible! our work possible!

With special thanks to:

Clayton Foundation

First Tennessee Foundation

SunTrust Foundation Haslam Family Foundation

East Tennessee Foundation Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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