Over the past 15 years, public and private investment has transformed Downtown Knoxville into a thriving commercial and residential center. With an eye on future growth, developers continue to bring vibrant new projects to the downtown footprint with ground-up construction and renovations that safeguard the city’s history and architectural character.
Take a look at recent projects contributing to the growth of our city center.
The Kress Building, a landmark on Gay Street since the early 1900s, is finding new life as a multi-purpose development.
State Supreme Court Site
The 1950s-era Supreme Court building, adjacent office tower and parking lot bring new life to an entire city block as flexible-term apartments and an eight-story multifamily development.
The six-story apartment building transforms a two-acre site that previously served as parking lots and adds hundreds of additional residents to the Old City.
A true infill urban residence, the 10-unit condominium building creates a “vertical neighborhood” with flexible design and both indoor and outdoor living space.
125 E Jackson Ave
The 1930s building is being reintroduced to Downtown Knoxville, complete with structural renovations and a total of 18,000 square feet of restaurant and office space.
Cal Johnson Building
With ground-floor commercial space and eight apartments, the State Street project is one of many renovations undertaken to safeguard downtown’s history and character.
Seven luxury town homes provide amenities including two-car garages, elevators, and rooftop decks within easy walking distance of Market Square and the Old City.
Embassy Suites by Hilton
The 13-story Gay Street property, once headquarters to a national bank, is now an upscale hotel well suited for leisure, corporate and group stays.