Setting a New Standard

A South Carolina firm has reached an agreement to buy Standard Knitting Mill for renovation into a mixed-use development.

A Downtown for the Secret City

Oak Ridge is making plans to create a downtown area, a feature the original planners omitted for national security reasons.

Surrendering the Field

Developers abandon their bid for a higher-density development on a hillside in fast-growing Hardin Valley.

Best and Highest Use?

Toole property on Gov. John Sevier Highway

A rezoning dispute finds County Commission wrestling with whether and how to allow commercial development of agricultural land.

Green Acres

Steve Maddox at Grassy Creek

Grassy Creek may be that rare thing — a large greenfield development in West Knox County that everybody’s happy with.

Plan Obsolescence

Should development plans have an expiration date? Planning Director Gerald Green thinks so.

Growth, Smart and Otherwise

Growth Policy Committee

Representatives of residential groups call for better planning in the fast-growing, unincorporated areas of Knox County.

Mapping Gentrification

Displacement and concentration of poverty map

A new report shows where investment has displaced low-income residents. In Knoxville, it’s not always where you’d think.