Digital Rendering of Western Heights
"On behalf of Knoxville's Community Development Corporation, we proudly present the Transforming Western Plan. This Plan represents the culmination of 14 months of intensive community engagement and collaboration, and a synthesis of the dreams and ideas of the residents, community members, and stakeholders."
Benjamin Bentley
Executive Director/CEO
Knoxville's Community Development Corporation (KCDC)


Create a neighborhood that is safe and welcoming, with improved access to transportation, the arts, entrepreneurship, recreation, and parks

Build and manage housing that serves households with a mix of incomes, increases choices, and takes advantage of the unique site
Empower and support the residents of Western Heights to improve education, health, youth opportunities, economic stability, and food security
"Through this ambitious project, we will take the time to listen to the needs, concerns, and most importantly the dreams, of the people of Western Heights and Beaumont. Together, we will pursue resources and funds to connect the community. We want the great people living in this neighborhood to have what they need for a successful future."
The Honorable Indya Kincannon
City of Knoxville
Neighborhood Updates

The Western Heights/Beaumount Area was named in the Trust for Public Land 2022 report as a Very High Priority Area for a new park, in order to provide equitable access to the citizens of Knoxville.

Learn More Here!

Knoxville college leaders approve historically Black College's $150 million redevelopment plan.

Check Out the Plan Here!

Knox County Schools includes funding for a new Beaumont Elementary School in Capital Budget.
Head Start is Under Construction

The new Knoxville - Knox County Community Action Committee Head Start facility is set to open in Fall 2022, serving 134 children ages infant to preschool.