Science Museum Moves Forward

Development agreement

Science Museum Moves Forward

City Council considers an agreement with the Clayton Foundation for a $100 million discovery center near the Coliseum.

by scott barker • september 11, 2018

When Knoxville’s City Council convenes this evening, it will consider formalizing an agreement with Clayton Homes founder Jim Clayton to establish an interactive science museum on city-owned property east of downtown.
The agreement would allow the foundation to move forward with plans for the museum on the site of the city’s Safety Building near the Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, while giving the city time to finalize a deal for a new police, fire and municipal court headquarters.
An agreement with a lot of options and moving parts.
Under the terms of the agreement being considered by Council, the Clayton Family Foundation would have 180 days to come up wit...

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