Knoxville City Council signed off on several ordinances on Tuesday.
The council approved a proposal that will transfer ownership of several city streets on UT's campus to the university. That means the university will now be responsible for cleaning and maintaining the streets. It also means the university can close them or redirect traffic if necessary.
The city also passed a resolution to begin the first phase of the Knox Blount greenway project, which is aimed at building a greenway linking Knoxville to Maryville.
"It's a greenway that goes right up the bank of the river, the Fort Loudoun Reservoir, and across the river on the south bank. It will be very scenic and very pleasant," described Jim Hagerman, Knoxville director of engineering.
Hagerman said it will be a couple months before they choose which company to contract for the project. After that they will have 13 months to finish the greenway.
In a separate action, council voted to tweak an amendment tied to breweries. After hearing concerns form the public, council voted to restrict breweries from setting up shop in certain neighborhoods. One council member referred to it as a minor change they could revisit.