The Environmental Journal of Southern Appalachia
Tuesday, 09 March 2021 09:39

Knoxville Urban Wilderness poised for expansion

Compass: Urban Wilderness could expand with city/bike club deal

UPDATE: This resolution was passed March 9 by City Council.

Our friends at Compass report that Knoxville City Council will consider a memorandum of understanding tonight with the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club to expand the William Hastie Natural Area by 28 acres. 

The club and city would split the purchase price of the property off Margaret Road, and the club would maintain planned bike trails, according to Compass.

Compass is a subscription-only news site, but you should subscribe anyway, so check it out.

Here's the agenda item:
 

A Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club providing that the City pay an amount not to exceed $100,000.00 toward the purchase of 28 acres of property to expand the William Hastie Natural Area in the Urban Wilderness, and expressing appreciation for the donation of property to the City. (Requested by Administration).

Hellbender Press will let you know how the vote went.