Andrew Johnson Building Development: Terminus and Legacy Proposal

As I mentioned last week, the Andrew Johnson Building, formerly the Andrew Johnson Hotel, currently owned by Knox County and used primarily as a home for the central offices for the Knox County Schools, has been offered for sale to the group offering a winning proposal. Previously we looked at the proposal by LHP and […]

What’s Being Built? How’s It Coming?

Given the intense interest in new construction and some conversations I’ve heard recently indicating people have missed a few construction announcements along the way, it seems helpful to sometimes review some of the projects and report on their progress. So, here, in no particular order are some of the projects which are currently underway along […]

Stockyard Lofts: Major New Construction Announced for the Old City

A shift has happened in downtown development. Whereas for years we enjoyed a renaissance of older buildings converted to new, often residential, uses, we’re now firmly in an era of ground-up construction. One such development is complete, four are under construction and a couple of others have been announced. Joining that list today is Stockyard […]

A New Downtown Building Gets Taller

The Crozier, a building proposed for the Old City just got a bit taller, which might seem odd since it is currently an oft-remarked hole in the Old City where Big Don’s used to reside at the corner of Willow and Central. When I first reported the pending development, almost a year ago, plans called […]

Armada Closes; Adjacent Development Continues

Armada, a craft cocktail bar which I profiled last summer closed earlier this month. A simple message posted to their Facebook page on February 5 read, “We are very sad to announce that tomorrow night, Saturday, 02/06/15 will be the last day of operation for Armada. Due to issues with the structural integrity of our walls we […]