This is some great news. The American Planning Association has named Market Square as one of five great public spaces and one of fifteen great places in the US. Five years ago teh APA named Gay Street a g
Great Street in the same series.

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"Located in the heart of Downtown Knoxville and rooted in the city's history, Market Square is a testament to the effectiveness of community-driven planning and how a mix of uses and historic preservation can work together to revitalize an area."

Many here have been part of the long and sometimes contentious discussion re: Downtown that began right after the turn of the Century Who would have thought we would come this far. Thanks to all who have stayed engaged, pushed the envelope, objected, agreed, or have otherwise been part of this community success. The process was long and sometimes painful, but always more than worth the effort.

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