City of Alcoa engineers will be available to discuss the new "traditional retail center" proposed for the Alcoa, Inc. West Plant site between Hall Road and Mills Street on the West side of the Springbrook community.
Information will be provided by the City of Alcoa regarding the proposed street connection to the Springbrook neighborhood along Mills Street (Note: at Hoopes Street, Frary Street, Alcoa Road).
Mills Street will temporarily serve as the secondary entrance to the initial phase of the development until the Hunt Road / Alcoa Highway intersection is improved as part of the Alcoa Parkway Project. (Note: Although, according to the City Manager, Mark Johnson, this is not a temporary entrance. It is only temporary for getting traffic to Hunt Road and Alcoa Highway. This secondary entrance is permanent. In addition, it will "temporarily" serve as access to Hunt Road/Alcoa Highway for 5-8 or more years.)
Open house schedule:
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 9 AM to 8 PM
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 from 9 AM to 6 PM
City of Alcoa Service Center
725 Universal Street
Alcoa, Tennessee 37701
MAKE SURE YOUR INPUT IS REGISTERED.
Additional Community Information:
- There is no guarantee the City Mayor, City Commissioners, or the City Manager will be on site if you visit the open house.
- You will more than likely have no opportunity to discuss the project with your fellow Springbrook residents since this is an open house lasting two days and fifteen hours total.
- Ensure you question the Average Daily Trip Generation to exceed 34,000 for the new traditional retail center (e.g. strip mall). What percentage of that are they projecting for the Springbrook neighborhood access? 10% (3,400 trips/cars)? Compare that to the current traffic counts on Alcoa Road, Frary St, Hoopes St. 25 cars/day? 50 cars/day? 100 cars/day?
- Ensure you question the ""New Urbanist walkable mixed use community" with "town square" they are promising. How far in the future do they predict such a community will be realized? Ten years? Twenty years? As of right now, the only near term commitment is for the traditional retail center.
- What entrance will the construction traffic use?
- Other shopping centers (Hamilton Crossing and Hunters Crossing in Alcoa, Northshore Town Center in Knoxville at Pellissippi Parkway and Northshore Drive, Turkey Creek in Knoxville) don’t have direct access to surrounding neighborhoods. Why should this development have direct access to historic, quaint, peaceful , family oriented Springbrook?
- If access is required (possibly due to a plane crash at the Hall Road access, per the City Manager Mark Johnson), ask why they can't move the access to the top of Mills Street as close to Hunt Road as possible to avoid Springbrook as much as possible? Say no to Alternates A, B, and C. Request Community Suggested Alternate D at the top of Mills Street.
- 55 % OF ORIGINAL RESPONDENTS INDICATED THERE SHOULD BE NO ACCESS TO ALCOA ROAD.
- 73% OF ORIGINAL RESPONDENTS WANT TO PROTECT THE SPRINGBROOK NEIGHBORHOOD AND PARK.
Springbrook residents, protect your neighborhood!
It's not too late.
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