Hyatt Place Holds Ribbon Cutting, Prepares to Open

  Hyatt Place Knoxville, located in the historic Farragut Hotel Building, held its ribbon cutting at 10:30 this morning and should welcome guests by the end of the year. Developed and owned by Dover Development and managed by White Lodging, the hotel includes 165 rooms and lots of surprises for first time visitors. It starts […]

2017 Stars of Knoxville Preservation Announced

A mixture of buildings and the people who brought them back to life were honored last night by Knox Heritage. Kim Trent, Executive Director, presided over what will be her last awards ceremony, as she has announced her intentions to leave the organization after the first of the year. Ken Stein, President and CEO of […]

Dispute Threatens to Derail Preservation and Development of Pryor Brown

The trail to this point is a long one. For those of you who may have missed, or don’t remember the earlier developments, I’ll recap. Pryor Brown Garage is a building located on the corner of Church Avenue and Market Street. According to my best memory of an unfortunately lost article by Jack Neely in […]

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 […]

Supreme Court Site Proposal Advances

The city of Knoxville sent out a request for proposals for redevelopment of the Supreme Court Site, received four, and has selected one to move forward. The selection process was held outside public purview in order to allow negotiations to be conducted with each applicant independently. The proposal by Rick Dover and Dover Development, in […]