Thursday, August 29, 2013

State Street Garage Update- August 29, 2013

By this weekend all of the decks of the State Street Garage should be open for use including the new top deck. Painting and signage has been virtually completed. All of the elevators are now back in working order including the elevator on the west side of State Street. The overpass has been functional for some time.

Work is ongoing along State Street and also Central Avenue for sidewalk construction and repair. This may necessitate continued lane closures for a short while.

The new parking spaces being created on the bottom two levels have been delayed pending design upgrade and probably won't be available until later this fall at this point.

Landscaping will follow this last bit of work and the folks at Dogwood Arts have arranged for a sculpture to be placed on the site of the old elevator core which is in the process of demolition. This area will be added to their mix for annual sculpture exhibits.

Following are some recent pictures of the garage. The last several pictures were taken by friends at McCarty Holsaple McCarty.

Expect large crowds Downtown this weekend with the home opener for UT Football and also for Boomsday on Sunday. Please have patience and remain mindful of some of the road closures in the area for these events. Information related to parking and to road closures can be found on the City of Knoxville website at  and at the CBID website at

Thanks for your interest in this project and in Downtown Knoxville.


  1. Where can we inquire about reserved parking, will the reserved spots be eligible for the downtown resident's discount, etc.

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  3. Please call either PBA or Republic Parking. The reserved spaces are not subject to the downtown resident discount rate.

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