Keep Knoxville Beautiful Nomination
Note: the following is correspondence in response to a call for nominations to “Beautification Mobs” as part of “Keep Knoxville Beautiful.”
I took note of the recent press release, “Keep Knoxville Beautiful Beautification Mob Call for Locations.”
I believe you’re already familiar with the 6th Avenue Mural Project, which was awarded an Orchid for beautification (https://www.facebook.com/parkridge.mural.project).
While the mural itself made great strides in beautifying the site, the vegetated margin is a prime spot for further work.
Along with restoring the intersection of Hall of Fame and North Sixth Avenue occupied by the former TDOT SmartFix40 community center, this corridor connecting a major thoroughfare to the mural site could be important for creating an inviting atmosphere for tourists interested in cruising Knoxville’s public art circuit, promoted by Visit Knoxville at http://www.visitknoxville.com/knoxvillemurals.
I’m attaching a photo from Google’s Street View <https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-83.914576,3a,90y,32.71h,85.29t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1shBXEPmyZBD31n_xuxey5fQ!2e0!6m1!1e1> of the area in need of attention at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Sixth Avenue – currently bare soil and unmaintained vegetation contrast with the beautification effort of the 6th Avenue Mural Project.