An unusual collection of 10 local boards and agencies will meet at the Oak Ridge Civic Center Wednesday to discuss a sometimes-controversial five-county regional development plan known as PlanET.
Boards and agencies invited to take part in the Wednesday evening meeting at the Oak Ridge Civic Center include the City Council, Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Municipal Planning Commission.
Officials helping to develop the three-year plan say they are asking East Tennesseans to share their vision for the future of the region, but opponents say they are concerned about losing their property rights.
Registration for Wednesday’s “Meeting in a Box” begins at 6 p.m., and the meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Civic Center’s A/B and Club rooms. Organizers said it is not a public hearing.
Other city boards and agencies that have been invited to take part are the Oak Ridge Board of Zoning Appeals, Housing Authority, Board of Building and Housing Code Appeals, Environmental Quality Advisory Board, Industrial Development Board, Traffic Safety Advisory Board, and Recreation and Parks Advisory Board.
Officials describe PlanET as a regional partnership of nonprofit representatives, business leaders, and planning and transportation experts, and residents in Anderson, Blount, Knox, Loudon, and Union counties.
PlanET is funded with help from a $4.3 million U.S. Housing and Urban Development grant. The three-phase planning process began last year and is managed by the Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission.
A finished product is due by Jan. 1, 2014.
More information is available at www.planeasttn.org.
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