Neighbors, businesses and city officials came together Thursday night to talk about the future of a Knoxville neighborhood often impacted by crime.
Knoxville's Community Development Corporation staff lead a discussion on the revitalization of the Five Points neighborhood. It was the third of four meetings about what assets the neighborhood has, and where gaps need to be filled in.
KCDC's CEO says the biggest change residents are eager for is housing.
"I think the thing that we're immediately addressing that's gonna have the greatest impact is the housing. I think taking down the public housing sites and bringing back affordable housing that people are really going to be proud of and better blends in with this community will have a greater impact on the overall efforts of this neighborhood," said Alvin Nance.
Last month, the city demolished the Walter P. Taylor homes as part of the revitalization process. It's part of a 10-year project to bring new housing to the community.
KCDC says in addition to housing, residents have also asked for more green space, employment opportunities and training.