Stadium Project Paused

Officials hope construction costs will stabilize later this year, but it won’t be in time for the Smokies to play ball in Knoxville in 2024.

Expanding Downtown

After taking a breather, developers David Dewhirst and Mark Heinz are lining up projects north and east of the city’s core.

Council OKs Hotel PILOT

A 10-year tax incentive should enable developer Nick Patel to finance a hotel in the Old City near the planned multi-use stadium.

Extra Bases

The city sees an Old City hotel project as the first new development generated by the planned multi-use stadium.

Double Header

After separate votes by the Sports Authority and City Council on Tuesday, key agreements for the multi-use stadium are in place.

Infrastructure Tab

Street improvements and new plazas around the new stadium could cost the city as much as $14 million.

Field Preparation

KCDC commissioners vote to create a TIF district to pay for infrastructure and encourage development around the multi-use stadium.

Weekly Watch: Jan. 24-30, 2022

The first month of 2022 closes out with a busy week of meetings — County Commission and City Council are both in action, along with two different equity task forces and some major decisions on the planned downtown stadium.

Contracts Round Third

Two key agreements for the multi-use stadium are nearly ready for the Sports Authority’s approval.