Established on the banks of the Holston River during the late-1700s, Kingsport was not formally laid out until 1916 by famed city planner John Nolen. Over the past decade, a variety of entities had conducted community visioning projects to forge a collective vision for the future of Kingsport. The most aggressive project was the City’s implementation of a Vision Survey in which citizens rated dozens of images representing a variety of planning issues.
The Walker Collaborative (TWC) was hired by the City to analyze the extensive visioning data.
They interpreted that information and developed the composite vision on which future planning recommendations can be based. In addition to generating a series of visual simulations, other components of this project included detailed planning recommendations and revisions to the City’s codes and development standards to implement the community’s vision.