Tuesday, August 27, 2013

More downtown parking on the way

The City of Knoxville has recommended that the contract to build a new downtown parking garage be awarded to Walnut Street Garage LLC. The contract will be finalized upon City Council approval at its meeting on Sept. 17, 2013.

fancy garage rendering

“Walnut Street Garage LLC plans to build around 1,100 parking spaces that will serve downtown Knoxville professionals and visitors, and that’s a win-win for everyone involved,” said Joe Petre of Conversion Properties, broker for the Langley Building and development manager for Walnut Street Garage LLC.

He added: “For the new tenants coming on board at the Langley Building, the garage adds the convenience of parking right at the back door. It will provide tax revenue for the City, and with more parking for TVA employees and other downtown professionals during the day and downtown visitors on nights and weekends, it will generate more downtown commerce.”

And that's about all the spin release that I feel like running. Actually, I just wanted to put up the picture, but figured it needed a little context.

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