Second Bell Festival Expands Lineup, Announces Festival Plans

The Second Bell Festival, produced by Blank Newspaper is taking a more definitive shape as the August 18 event draws closer. I sat down with Blank’s owner and editor, Rusty Odom, to get the details on the first festival to be held in Knoxville’s newest park, Suttree Landing Park, and the first in south Knoxville. […]

Sevier Avenue Streetscape Project Input Deadline Approaches

Dawn Michelle Foster, Knoxville’s Redevelopment Director, said the project has been “on the docket,” since 2009. Nearly a decade later, the project has subsequently been broken into smaller pieces. Suttree Landing Park was a portion of the original master plan and it has largely been completed. Still, nearly a decade out, the heart of the […]

Suttree Landing Park Officially Opens on the South Waterfront

I wasn’t able to make the ribbon cutting on Wednesday, but curious about Suttree Landing Park, I took the ten minute bike ride from the heart of downtown and across the river. Signage hasn’t been placed, so the first trick was figuring out how to enter the park. There are two entrances, with the first […]

Construction Information and Updates from Around Downtown

I’m often asked about construction projects. Recently someone on Facebook asked for a diagram showing all the cranes on the skyline as seen from south Knoxville along with tags telling the nature of each. About the same time I got that request, the city of Knoxville offered a bus tour for the media which they […]

Suttree Landing Park Construction Officially Begins

Groundbreakings are generally happy affairs and this one was no different. A good crowd of at least a hundred people – about twice what was expected – joined city officials for the groundbreaking ceremony for Suttree Landing Park. It was encouraging to see that a number of us biked to the event and that school […]