I thought there was supposed to be public access mixed-use sort of area in the middle of the old Baptist development? Maybe I am missing something.

-- The $60 million Riverwalk at the Bridges apartment complex;
-- The $40 million 303 Flats student apartments; and
-- The $12 million makeover of an abandoned medical office building for the new Regal Entertainment Group headquarters.

Where is the "public plaza" they are talking about?

"With a 1,100-foot-long public riverwalk and a 37,500-square-foot public plaza at the Henley Bridge, these new public amenities will be a great destination and another great attraction along the South Waterfront, like the new Suttree Landing Park."

Construction on 3 South Waterfront Projects Progressing Quickly

jbr's picture

Waterfronts ...

Knoxville may become a different place.

From scenic walkways to dynamic destinations

Reimagining a waterfront as a multi-use public gathering place is a golden opportunity for a city to redefine itself.

Waterfronts

Rachel's picture

Public plaza is part of these

Public plaza is part of these projects. Don't worry.

bizgrrl's picture

I'm surprised the Riverwalk

I'm surprised the Riverwalk at the Bridges apartments do not have some steel framing. Not that I know much about construction.

michael kaplan's picture

this is the newest

this is the newest economy construction technique for residential buildings: a concrete base to house parking and/or commercial, then multi-stories of fire-protected (drywall, stucco,brick veneer) wood construction. evolve (on cumberland) is built similarly.

Russ's picture

Marble Alley

Marble Alley was built like that. I watched it go up, and I was shocked at how little structural steel was being used in that five-story building. It would seem that this kind of cheap construction would result in a building that is creaky, drafty, not well-insulated, and noisy.

Up Goose Creek's picture

Plaza

"Where is the "public plaza" they are talking about?"

a 37,500-square-foot public plaza at the Henley Bridge

There is also supposed to be a public element to the open space that is an extension of Kay street.

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