Foggy Bottom Flats, Foggy Bottom Road, Knoxville, March 2020
It’s been nearly a year since I first wrote about Foggy Bottom Flats. The fourteen-unit set of town homes was to have opened earlier this year, but according to Brett Honeycutt, one of the developing partners, the rain earlier this year made that goal unobtainable. He said for long stretches they were only able to work a couple of days a week. The town homes are now set to be available in a couple of weeks.
Each of the two buildings is made up of seven town homes. Each of the homes has a one car garage, and the two buildings share a common entrance into the drive, which is made of attractive permeable pavers. The attached garages are located behind the units while the main entrance to each unit faces the street.
The front entrance features a small stoop with room for chairs and a small table. Once inside, a small foyer leads to the garage, the laundry room, or up the stairs to the living space. Another flight of stairs leads to the top floor, which is where the two bedrooms are located.
Each unit is 1,100 square feet and includes two bedrooms and two full baths on the top floor. The front bedroom in each unit features a view of the river and the South Knoxville Bridge. The entire wall facing out is glass and it opens to a Juliet balcony, making the entire room feel like an outdoor space and offering the possibility of opening the top floor to the fresh air. The two bathrooms feature tiled showers and one includes a tub.
The central floor includes the kitchen with stone counter tops and upgraded tile backsplashes, a half bath, and a generous living area with a balcony large enough for a small table and a couple of chairs. As with the bedroom above it, the front wall is all glass, allowing for large amounts of light and fresh air in good weather.
The units facing Foggy Bottom Road should be available after this week, pending a Certificate of Occupancy. The seven units facing Phillips Avenue are about another month or so away from completion. Three Roots Capital and Renasant Bank provided funding, Dollar and Ewars did the final design, and Reagan Construction is building the project.
Mr. Honeycutt said he hasn’t noticed direct impact from the COVID-19 pandemic on interest levels. Construction crews are allowed to continue work as their jobs are considered essential. The crews have been given instruction on distancing as much as possible and sanitizing their hands often. Three security deposits have been placed on units and another couple of dozen people are seriously considering the homes, so it appears the new homes should be leased shortly after opening.
The units lease for $1975 per month. You can learn more about them here. To request more information or lease a unit, go here.