Supreme Court Site Redevelopment Officially Gets Underway

It’s been many years coming. The reclamation of the city block bounded by Church Ave., Cumberland Ave., Locust St., and Henley St. has seen several aborted attempts at returning it to life. I first reported on the current proposal (though it has since evolved) over two years ago. Most recently, I presented the current version […]

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 […]

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 […]

Supreme Court Site Proposal Advances

The city of Knoxville sent out a request for proposals for redevelopment of the Supreme Court Site, received four, and has selected one to move forward. The selection process was held outside public purview in order to allow negotiations to be conducted with each applicant independently. The proposal by Rick Dover and Dover Development, in […]