Regas Square Condominiums Has Its First Residents: Symphony Showcases Units

We’re just a few months shy of four years passed since the first announcement was made that Regas Square Condominiums and retail spaces would be developed. It’s been a long process and Joe Petre, one of the developers and the owner of Conversion Properties, says it started with the early discovery that the geological testing […]

Cal Johnson Building to be Restored

It’s been a long journey for this building which was built by former slave and Knoxville’s first black millionaire, Cal Johnson. Listed in recent years as one of the most endangered, its future has been the subject of hot debate. Two years ago the city placed it under an H1 overlay in order to give […]

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 […]

Andrew Johnson Building to be Redeveloped: A Look at LHP/Conversion Property’s Proposal

It may be a turning point of a more subtle sort. We’ve talked about the shift from converting derelict downtown buildings into modern uses – often residences. The supply of downtrodden buildings has dwindled and most activity in the center city has shifted to ground-up construction. This might appear to be more of the former, […]

What’s Being Built? How’s It Coming?

Given the intense interest in new construction and some conversations I’ve heard recently indicating people have missed a few construction announcements along the way, it seems helpful to sometimes review some of the projects and report on their progress. So, here, in no particular order are some of the projects which are currently underway along […]