Ladies of Charity improving parking

Parking at the Ladies of Charity facility near downtown Knoxville may get worse before it gets much better.

Ladies of Charity officials broke ground Jan. 28 on a project to redesign the parking lot at 120 W. Baxter Ave. and add much needed spaces.

Susan Unbehaun, Ladies of Charity executive director, said funds for the project were raised by donors and from the annual golf tournament the diocesan social services agency sponsors.

Work on the parking lot by Joseph Construction will begin in February and be completed in about two months as the local operation prepares to host the Ladies of Charity USA National Assembly in August.

Mrs. Unbehaun said traffic congestion in the present parking area prompted the upgrade.

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