Demolition Begins Improvement Process for Fort Dickerson Park Entrance

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Demolition Begins Improvement Process for Fort Dickerson Park Entrance

Posted: 10/06/2014
October 6, 2014 - Beginning Oct. 6 Bell & Associates will begin the demolition of the G & R Automotive Building near the entrance to Fort Dickerson Park. The demolition is part of an improvement project for the Fort Dickerson Park entrance.

The E. Luke Greene Co., a subcontractor, will begin abatement of the building as soon as today (Monday, Oct. 6). Once the abatement is complete and a demolition permit is approved, Bell & Associates will begin the actual demolition.

City Council approved the contract with Bell & Associates on June 10. The Aslan Foundation officially deeded the G & R Automotive property to the City on July 31.

The removal of the building will allow more landscaping to the new Fort Dickerson Park entrance.

Meanwhile, the $1 million Fort Dickerson Roadway Realignment Project should be completed in spring 2015. This project will realign Fort Dickerson Road with Woodlawn Pike and includes about 475 feet of new two-lane road with sidewalk and signalization.