Standard Knitting Mill May Be Redeveloped After All

It’s had a long, tortured journey. According to Knox Heritage, Standard Knitting Mill was founded in 1900 with about 50 employees. By the 1930s it employed over 4,000 and at one point it produced a million garments a week. The plant was last operated by Delta Apparel, which left in 2007. The lone remaining building […]

Knoxville High Independent Living Opens Its Doors

It’s been a long road, one that Rick Dover acknowledges has sometimes been frustrating, but he also says it’s what he enjoys most – making the improbable happen despite the obstacles. I first wrote about Knoxville High School nearly five years ago when his proposal for redevelopment of Knoxville High School was selected by the […]

A Proposal for Parkridge from the E. TN Community Design Center

I’ve found that people have widely divergent views of the kind of place they like to live in the city. Some like to live in an expensive, refined and completely developed area. Others like their part of town to be a bit more edgy and less polished. Often on this website we talk about urban […]

A Tour of and Conversation about the Kern’s Bakery Building

Recently Urban Woman and I were fortunate enough to be invited to join friends Karen, John, Robin and Chris for a tour, just over the Henley Bridge, of the Kern’s Bakery Building with David Dewhirst as our guide. Karen won the tour in the silent auction in June at the Community Design Center event. We […]