How would you spend $.75 million and change annually to help downtown?

Start naming projects to help an entire downtown and the money can slip away pretty quickly. Some issues or dreams can’t be addressed with that small amount of money. As massive as it would seem to many of us on a personal level, when you start spreading it around block-by-block, it’s hard to make it […]

City Council Approves Supreme Court Site Plan

Earlier this week, City Council unanimously approved the most recent incarnation of plans for redevelopment of the parking lot portion of the Supreme Court site bounded by Locust, Church and Henley Street. While mostly the same, it has evolved slightly since I last reported on it in December. As approved, the building will stand at […]

Firehall Apartments at Knoxville High Opens

Dover Development has announced that a portion of the Knoxville High development, the previous Number Three Firehall will be offered as Firehall Apartments. The market-rate apartments will be managed by Senior Solutions, the company which manages Knoxville High Senior Living, but it will not be a part of the senior living component and is open […]

Update on the Evolving Supreme Court Site

Redevelopment of the Supreme Court Site has been a long process before ground is even broken. One round of requests for proposals resulted in awarding of the contract to a group that was unable to deliver. A second round awarded the contract to Dover Development group and partners. I reported on that proposal over a […]

Evolving Supreme Court Site Development Plans

Rick Dover, DIA Architects, J Davis Architects and Bristol Development Group recently presented their current vision for the Supreme Court Site on the downtown block bounded by Henley, Church, Locust and Cumberland to City Council in a workshop. The entire city block project is pivotal to downtown development as it has the potential to connect […]