Have You Seen This?

There’s such an accumulation of little changes around downtown it’s virtually impossible to notice, let alone document, them all. Some are very big and others are more like small details that make the city a bit better. Some change the shape of the city while others simply make it richer while we aren’t watching. Let’s […]

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 […]

Demolition and Construction Set for Central Street in the Old City

Last May a group made an initial presentation to the Downtown Design Review Board detailing their plans to demolish the buildings at 120 – 122 Central Street and replace them with an attractive three-story building. The plans have changed since that first reportĀ and now include a larger, four story, brick building. The project is in […]

A Look at Marble Alley: Today and in the Near Future

Marble Alley has been a topic of discussion in concept since I started this website. It was a point of some contention in the design phase and it underwent changes throughout the last five years. The ground-breaking took place over a year ago. For some time after that the efforts on the site seemed to […]

Good News Set to Flow in the Knoxville Streets

One of the fun things about my job is that I get to hear all the good plans people have for our city. I get to hear what they are up to at the peak of their excitement – just before launching. Sometimes reality is a bit different from what was anticipated but, really, as […]