|(Credit: City of Knoxville)|
The Marble Alley Lofts, a 248-unit upscale mid-rise apartment complex, was initially slated to open in October.
Knoxvilleofficials pinpoint the new development on Central and State Streets as a "much-needed connection between the activity and energy on Gay Street and Market Square and the surge of redevelopment in the Old City."
The five-story development will take up an entire city block, and city officials plan to make some upgrades to the streets. Things like new, wider sidewalks, tree plantings and landscaping, along with more parking and new street lighting will pop up along State Street, Central Street and Commerce Avenue.
City officials also plan to convert state street from a one-way to a two-way road to allow for smoother traffic flow.
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