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Maker Space Available in Magnolia Avenue Warehouse District 
City officials are soliciting proposals for private redevelopment of the vacant building at 1200 McCalla Ave., in the Magnolia Avenue Warehouse District,

Looking for a new Maker space? The City is seeking Requests for Proposals from parties interested in buying and rejuvenating a 6,033-square-foot vacant building that's right smack dab in the middle of the Magnolia Avenue Warehouse District.

Proposals for the redevelopment of 1200 McCalla Ave. are due by 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11. Click here for complete details.

A meeting with City Office of Redevelopment and Purchasing Department staff has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at the property. Anyone with questions or interest in bringing the 1200 McCalla Ave. building back into private reuse as a small-scale manufacturing site is invited to attend.

Last year, Smart Growth America visited the City of Knoxville for a three-day community assessment on small-scale manufacturing in the Magnolia Avenue Warehouse District. 

One of the SGA staff recommendations was to transform vacant City-owned properties into Maker space by giving priority to proposals that highlight incorporating small-scale manufacturing tenant space. For example, that could include a woodworking or glass-blowing shop - or a 3D printing operation.

Ideas gathered during a well-attended May 17 Open House were incorporated into the Request for Proposals for the sale of the property, which fronts three streets - Willow, South Bell and McCalla.
Posted by evreeland On 18 July, 2018 at 9:33 AM