Urban development
10:08 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Knoxville/UT panel to examine options for World's Fair Park

World's Fair Park in downtown Knoxville.
World's Fair Park in downtown Knoxville.
Credit City of Knoxville

An eight-person panel whose members have connections to Knoxville's arts, educational and business communities will examine potential changes to the city's World's Fair Park. Deputy to the Mayor Bill Lyons and UT professor Jan Simek will co-chair the exploratory committee that will look at options for the park that hosted the 1982 World’s Fair. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports one of those options is a new home for the Clarence Brown Theatre. The UT-based theater is in need of plumbing upgrades and more classroom space. City agencies, including the Metropolitan Planning Commission and the Public Building Authority, will work with the panel. Public input will also be solicited as the group’s work unfolds.