Monday night, Downtown Knoxville residents had an opportunity to get together and discuss ways to improve their neighborhood.
The Knoxville Central Business Improvement District hosted the meeting. It provided a chance for downtown residents to meet new neighbors, but also to express their own views.
Topics on the agenda included beautification efforts, security, and making downtown more pedestrian friendly.
All of it was done to help give the almost 2,000 residents of Downtown Knoxville a voice.
"As CBID was doing a strategic plan a few years ago, we really wanted to pull together and maintain the quality of life we have downtown... but work with residents and see what we can do to better improve the environment that we live in," said CBID Director Michele Hummel.
The meetings are quarterly, with the next meeting being held the second Monday of May.