Southeastern Underway on Development of $160M Mixed-Use Project in Knoxville
Upon completion, the 23-acre One Riverwalk mixed-use development in Knoxville, Tenn., will include an apartment community, student housing, a hotel and various retail and restaurants.
KNOXVILLE, TENN. — Southeastern Development is underway on One Riverwalk, a $160 million mixed-use project in downtown Knoxville. The Augusta, Ga.-based company demolished 800,000 square feet of the former Baptist Hospital to make way for the project. Upon completion, the 23-acre development will include a 300-unit apartment community that is slated to open in November, a student housing facility, a new hotel and various retail and office buildings. Regal Cinema Corp., one of the world’s largest theater chains, redeveloped a former 180,000-square-foot medical building on the site, with plans to relocate its corporate headquarters to the development this fall. University Housing Group purchased five acres within the project to develop the student housing community, servicing students attending the University of Tennessee. The student housing units are slated to open in summer 2018. Phase II of the project will bring a Home2 Suites Hotel, slated to open in the fall of 2018; the renovation of an existing 50,000-square-foot office building that will be converted to retail and restaurant space; 10,000 square feet of retail space; and reconfiguration of Blount Avenue to include wider sidewalks, bike paths and landscaped medians. Public improvements are slated to debut in summer 2018, and restaurant and retail space is expected to open in fall 2018.