Knoxville High School Senior Housing Nears November Opening Date

Just a few short years ago, the old Knoxville High School building was considered in danger of being lost. Built in 1910 and designed by Baumann and Baumann (same as the Andrew Johnson Hotel), the building ceased use as a high school in 1951, subsequently becoming primary administrative offices for the Knoxville City Schools, 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 […]

Downtown Knoxville Project Updates

At least a couple of times a week someone asks about one project or another, wanting updated information. Often the request comes because of an apparent lack of progress. Projects have certainly died on the vine in the past – like the oft cited Sentinel Tower, which may have never been a serious project – […]

Knoxville High School Set to Become a Senior Living Center

  Proposals for redevelopment of the old Knoxville High School submitted recently suggested a number of uses for the building. The winning proposal, submitted by Family Pride Corporation in conjunction with Southeastern Housing Foundation calls for redevelopment of the building into “one hundred units of independent senior living for persons 62 and over.” A cafeteria would be […]