1 Riverwalk and Regal Cinema Headquarters with Knoxville Skyline, September 2018
I got an interesting email the other day from a person who lives in the Bay Area of California and plans to move to Knoxville. He specifically said he’s interested in 1 Riverwalk. It took me a minute to figure out that the apartments nearly finished on the other side of the river have changed names from the one I’d previously used (Riverwalk at the Bridges). The project was announced in 2013, I first wrote about it in 2014, and most recently published photographs and an update last winter.
Our prospective citizen from California asked if I would be willing to take a couple of photographs of the project from each of the bridges. The purpose was to study the placement of units and decide where he wants to live within the building. I was happy to help, but two photos turned into a dozen, of course.
The structure is completed, for the most part, and finishes are being added. It’s quite striking to drive past at this point and the combination of it and the student apartments across Chapman at the other side of the south end of the Henley Bridge really combine to make the south entrance to Knoxville appear quite a bit different than was previously the case.
I took some views of the city from the garage across the street just to show the view the units will have and it’s really quite spectacular. Looking at the apartments from the south side is an interesting perspective and they fit quite nicely with their new neighbor, Regal Cinemas in their newly re-skinned building.
The website is now live and it appears reservations are being taken. I’d hoped to speak with the developer to get more details, but we missed each other. Hopefully, I can speak to him soon and, perhaps, get a look around inside.
In the meantime, the website is live and has lots of good information, if you are curious. Community amenities include:
State of the art fitness with yoga, cardio, spinning, etc.
Expansive salt water pool
Separate grilling area
Evolution dog spa
Electric car charging
Adjacent to riverwalk and public event space
Walkability to downtown Knoxville
The interior amenities, or finishes, seem nicely done, as well. The units were planned to include floor-to-ceiling windows and that makes sense for the view they’ll each have.
Floor plans are available on the site and include a range of one and two-bedroom plans. The four one bedroom, one bath units range from about 640 square feet to 940 square feet. The two-bedroom, two bath units range from just over a 1,000 square feet up to 1,285 square feet.
Prices are not prominently displayed, but when searching the plans, if you click, “availability,” only one unit is listed and that is a two-bedroom, two bath unit with 1,165 square feet listed as leasing for $2480 per month. It appears the lease period is flexible and “move-in date,” starts today.
To think that we could have had an abandoned hospital overlooking the river from the south side, sitting empty for decades, highlights the swing the city will experience with the addition of 315 apartments filled with people living in south Knoxville, but with walking access to the city. The $160,000,000 project represents major growth both for downtown and for south Knoxville.
Expect more on this project, soon, as I hope to look into it a bit more and report on new residents as they move in. I’m certainly looking forward to seeing the foot traffic crossing the Gay Street Bridge and to the development that follows on the south side of the river.