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Downtown North
Initial Project Plans
Project History
2009 Streetscape Project
Brownfield Assesment Grant
North Gay Street Project
North Central Street Project
Facade Improvement Program
Bob Whetsel
Director of Redevelopment
Room 655, City County Building
Fax: 865-215-3035

The city of Knoxville has embarked on a plan to create a Downtown North commercial and residential district. The goal is to create an integrated mixed use area with visual, pedestrian, vehicular and land use connections working together to capitalize on the revitalization of Downtown Knoxville and her historic near north neighborhoods. 

Over the past three years this uniquely Knoxville community has made great strides in identifying itself as a special place with a special character. The most noticeable changes have come to the facades over 30 buildings that combined have seen over five million dollars of public and private money invested.  There have also been changes made in public infrastructure and plans laid for even more change. Please browse through our website to find out what  is happening in Downtown North.

Under Initial Project Plans you will find the documents that have underlain the work of both public and private development efforts.

The Project History section is organized by year and lets you review the processes that have moved the public projects along.

The section on the Streetscape Project will provide you with the latest work and information from the 2009 design process. 

The section on the Brownfield Assessment Grant will provide you with info regarding the $400,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to do an area wide assessment of the Downtown North I-275 Redevelopment area for brownfield sites.

North Gay Street Project and North Central Street Project will provide you with the latest work and information for those projects.

Finally you will find information on the Facade Improvement Program.


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