A New Building Designed for 107 Commerce

It’s hard to believe it’s been over two years since I first mentioned a small parking lot purchased by Kevin and Melinda Grimac. Not really looking to make the purchase, the opportunity presented itself at 107 Commerce Street and the couple couldn’t resist. The proximity to the (then under construction) Marble Alley Lofts made the […]

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 […]

Another Parking Lot Set to Become a Building!

  For many years we’ve only seen one-way traffic downtown and I’m not talking about the streets. We’ve torn down many buildings over the last decades and produced surface parking lots. We’ve not gone in the other direction until recently. Some of the new construction in the city actually is coming off demolitions, like the […]

Latest on the Farragut Building

Just less than a year ago the old Farragut Hotel building was part of our local conversation. Developers from California-based Halo Hospitality Group had an option to purchase and said they intended to return the hotel to its former glory and purpose by building out 190 rooms with high-quality amenities. The developers called a large […]

McClung Warehouse Fire A Setback to Downtown Redevelopment

I drove home from Relix Theater about 1:00 AM Saturday morning. My path took me over the Broadway viaduct directly past the McClung Warehouses. I didn’t notice anything out of the ordinary, but when I walked into our home Urban Woman said she smelled smoke. I told her Relix is non-smoking, but she said it […]