A Simple and Realistic Plan for Downtown Knoxville

As I noted in a recent article, the Urban Land Institute has released its final report. The full report may be viewed here. My article drew quite a few comments (32) and extensive interest. The conversation will be continued when the city hosts a forum on the topic March 30, 5:30 at the East TN […]

“Southern Crossing” Picking Up Steam: Jackson Avenue Proposal Update

Last May I wrote about a proposed project that brings together art, craft and railroading that is being created by architect David Denton and artist Bobbie Crews.  The response to that posting was overwhelming. Since that time the team has been hard at work refining the concept and talking with numerous downtown leaders and organizations soliciting […]

Art That Captures the Senses

I enjoyed the art last Friday and the small crowds I mentioned earlier made it possible to actually enjoy it up close. I’m afraid First Fridays aren’t usually the best viewing times for the various exhibitions, but that’s usually when I see them. With the largest part of the downtown crowd settled in on the […]

And Now For Something Entirely Different: A New Proposal for Jackson Avenue

I’m going to defer the second installment of the Fourth and Gill Home Tour in order to open up some weekend conversation about the Jackson Avenue redevelopment. I posted a dramatic proposal from a reader a couple of weeks ago which generated a good bit of conversation. This is a dramatic proposal, as well, but […]

Knoxville Pehca Kucha at the Square Room

Last week Pecha Kucha landed squarely in the middle of downtown at the Square Room. The event has made the rounds as it bounced here and there. I saw the first one two years ago at the West Jackson Work Shops and absolutely loved it. I missed the next few, including one held at the Knoxville […]