City of Knoxville
Marble Alley Welcomes 1st Re...
Marble Alley Welcomes 1st Residents, Creating 'Sense of Community'
Hundreds of eager Knoxville residents will soon unlock the doors to their brand new homes, as the long-awaited Marble Alley lofts are set to open Wednesday, March 2.
With 248 units, Marble Alley is the first major new-construction residential development since the resurgence of downtown began more than a decade ago. It marks the beginning of a new stage in the revitalization of downtown.
It geographically and strategically closes a gap between the lively Market Square and Gay Street area and the expanding Old City.
The City of Knoxville, along with Knox County, is supporting the Marble Alley development project with a 10-year PILOT tax incentive. The City also has committed to $1.2 million in public infrastructure improvements. That will include new sidewalks, street lights and landscaping on State Street, Central Street and Commerce Avenue.
Crews in mid-February were pouring concrete for the new sidewalks on Commerce Avenue - part of a $1.2 million City streetscape project.
"There’s nothing like this in downtown Knoxville,” said Melissa Bennett, community manager for the project. “It’s going to bring a sense of community to downtown. We’re easily going to bring in 300 people right here between Market Square and the Old City.”
Marble Alley will be a community in itself, Bennett said. Residents will have access to a 24-hour clubhouse that will be the site for various community events each year; the clubhouse is complete with a pool and fitness center. Residents will also be part of Marble Alley’s smart partners program, which will give them discounts at participating local businesses to promote community engagement outside the walls of the complex.
“Residents will be able to say, ‘This is Marble Alley, my home,’ not ‘Marble Alley, my apartment,’" Bennett said.
So, to the hundreds of new downtown Knoxville residents: Welcome home!
- Communications intern Cortney Roark
Left: Workers last week were putting the finishing touches on the north end of Marble Alley.
Below: Check out a few more images of the interior of one of the Marble Alley units.
On 29 February, 2016 at 1:15 PM
Knoxville Bar Foundation
Festival on the 4th
Voting Rights Act
Workers Completing Installation of Cumberland Avenue Median
Show Your Appreciation to KAT's 170 Drivers
Mayor's Day of Immigration Action
That's a wrap on 2017 Neighborhood Conference
Annual Luncheon Recognizes Longtime City Employees and Retirees
Police Department Honors Officers, Employees and Good Samaritan Citizens
ICYMI: 2017 Parks and Recreation Guide Now Available Online
Mayor Rogero Advocates for City Priorities in Washington, D.C.
Harris Hoehne Honored by Keep Knoxville Beautiful; Suttree Landing, Pedestrian Bridge Win Orchids
Cattywampus Puppet Council to Kick Off May 21 Open Streets Event on Magnolia Avenue
March 2017 (11)
February 2017 (21)
January 2017 (19)
December 2016 (11)
November 2016 (6)
October 2016 (12)
September 2016 (12)
August 2016 (10)
July 2016 (13)
June 2016 (9)
May 2016 (15)
April 2016 (14)
Cart Smart Blog
Magnolia Avenue Streetscapes Project Blog
Outdoor & Recreation
Content Alert Subscription
Subscribe to Email Alerts
Dial for City Services
© City of Knoxville
400 Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
City of Knoxville on Facebook
City of Knoxville on Twitter