New Development Comes to the Corner of Fifth Avenue and Central Street

The building at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Central Street sat vacant for years. Built over 100 years ago, it had seen better days and stood by itself across from the opulent and refurbished Knoxville High School built in about the same era. Originally constructed as commercial space on the main floor and residential […]

COVID-19: Impact on Development in the City

As I’ve done with local business owners, I approached local developers with a series of questions regarding the impact of the pandemic and the economic shutdown on their current and future projects. I asked about the impact on their employees and how they saw the implications for future development in the city. Here are their […]

Mews II Opens to First Residents

It’s been about eight months since my last update on Mews II. Since that report, brick has been added to the outside and a number of the units have been finished. Residents recently began moving in to the finished portions. Built in phases, phase one includes six units, with two on each floor along the […]

An Update on the Mews II Development

Mews II, a development by Jeffrey Nash and the Courtland Group, gives the appearance of rapidly rising toward completion. It’s instructive to note the the land was first purchased by Nash in June 2015, nearly four years ago. Plans were drawn and then changed when Marie’s Tavern was offered for sale and that spot was […]

Construction Photos and Updates: Regas Square, Mews II, Vine Avenue Rowhouses

Between the bone-chilling cold we had a few weeks ago and the seemingly constant rain we’ve had since, you may not have noticed that construction is continuing on several projects we’ve discussed on this website. I took a walk around downtown and spoke to a few of the developers working on the projects in order […]