South Coast Market Announced for Sevier Avenue

  *This story has been updated with added information. The biggest news seems to bounce between the north and south ends of downtown. South Knoxville has been particularly hot in recent months and years. One of the early stories I covered along Sevier Avenue was Alliance Brewing Company and one of the most recent was […]

What is Good Growth? What is Good Development?

Please don’t expect that either I completely understand the answers to those questions or that I can condense the information to a meme-sized statement. Urban growth and development are complicated topics. Sometimes it’s easier to point out bad development than it is to explain what would be good development. But it is critical that we […]

Details of New Ground-Up Condominium and Commercial Development Announced

The Courtland Group, headed by Jeffrey Nash, has established an excellent track record with numerous redevelopments of older buildings. Nash began his career reclaiming and redeveloping warehouses and factories in east London, but moved to Knoxville nearly twenty years ago and has steadily built an impressive portfolio of redeveloped buildings here. Best known, perhaps for […]

Lengthy Litigation Results in New Ownership and Possibilities for Prominent Downtown Building

Like me, you may have wondered what was happening in a building positioned on perhaps the most prominent corner in the city: Union and Gay. The Conley Building has seemed underutilized for years even as properties all around it have blossomed. The first floor at 505 South Gay, once occupied by a bank, has been […]

A Plea for Preservation of a Building and a Struggle for the Soul of Central

There are so many interesting areas in Knoxville. Each has a claim of one sort or another to put itself forward as a place worthy of a visit, or maybe a longer stay. A stroll out Central from south to north, however, is enough to put one in mind of the ad campaign featuring, “the […]