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We're Continuing to Grow

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.

Click through below to learn more about recent projects contributing to the growth of our city center.


Lone Tree Pass

Lone Tree Pass is a new mixed-use development that looks to honor downtown Knoxville’s rich history while also anticipating the needs of the city’s future.

Hope Brothers Building

More than 125 years after its construction, the five-story building on Gay Street has been meticulously transformed into a five-star boutique hotel and upscale authentic French restaurant.

The Maker Exchange

The Maker Exchange is a public space designed to showcase and celebrate the city’s artistic community where visitors and locals alike can gather to shop, dine, celebrate and more.

Downtown Marriott

Rebuilt from the inside out, the new Marriott is a state-of-the-art hotel campus with 300 rooms plus a 12,000-square-foot gathering area designed to cater to the city’s creative community.

Kress Building

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.

Stockyard Lofts

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.

The Overlook

A true infill urban residence, the 10-unit condominium building creates a “vertical neighborhood” with flexible design and both indoor and outdoor living 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.

City House

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.