Even in the Quietest Parts of Downtown . . .

  It’s easy to fall into the trap of looking only at the shiniest, most exciting or prominent projects. It’s hard to miss the big things happening, such as the old KUB/new Tombras building, the Marriott Hotel construction on State and Church, the Pryor Brown Garage, the Regas Square project. All of them are pushing […]

A New Pedestrian Bridge, A New Location for the Coliseum Proposed and More

Today we take another deep-dive into downtown design issues. David Denton joins us, once again, to look at some of the most confounding conundrums we face: Access to the river from atop our steep bluff, connectivity to the south waterfront, placement of a new coliseum, restoring the fabric of the city to the east and […]

The Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (2/19/2017 – 2/28/2017)

If you want to be certain your event is included on this calendar, I’ll need your event two weeks in advance. The absolute best way to make sure I include your event is to make a FB event and invite me – two weeks in advance. My FB “events” are the one place I’ll go […]

Knoxville’s Scarecrow Foundation Set to Go National with Throw Deep for Hunger

  It was a year-and-a-half ago that I first introduced readers to the Scarecrow Foundation. Headed by Jimmy Buckner, the organization has had as its purpose from the beginning to “Help End Hunger in America.” Unconventional in several respects for a 501(c)3, they have never solicited or received donations, grants or other funding, operating entirely […]

A Downtown Building Finds a New Purpose; A Downtown Institution Plans Move

Unless you’ve had a car repaired there – and many people have over the years – you’d not likely be familiar with the building at 213 E. Fifth Avenue. Should you have reason to drive east on Fifth Avenue past the old Knoxville High School, future home of senior housing, you’d pass it on your […]