The glass roof panels are almost all in place on the overpass from the State Street garage to the landing area outside of Regal Cinema. The weather continues to cause construction delays however in much of the remaining work. Below are a few pictures of the new roof:
The new elevator core construction is almost finished as well. Paint is being applied for each of the levels and new signage is being installed.
Storm drains continue to be constructed and sidewalks rebuilt.. This has become more complicated than originally thought and we have had some delays here. The next pictures are along Clinch Avenue.
Plans are still being finalized for secured parking on the lower two levels. This new parking area will probably not be available until later in October. The restroom here is being reconstructed and the existing elevator is being upgraded. Plumbing, electric, and HVAC details are still being decided. Below are a few pictures of the secured parking levels and the core/restroom area:
The new sidewalk construction is in process along State Street. The picture below is of the area that will also include the new screened garbage collection area.
And, as if there is not enough construction already in the area, the Tennessee Theater is getting a long delayed new roof which has necessitated the closure of Clinch Avenue from State Street to S. Gay Street for the next few months.
The original approximately 850 spaces in the garage should mostly be available next week and the new level is on track to open in the first few weeks of September. Some drainage, painting, and signage work is about all that is left to be accomplished here.At some point soon we hope to reopen the garage to transient parkers on the same schedule as we had before construction. For now, though, the garage opens to transient parkers beginning at 2:00 pm. Of course the garage is open to monthly parkers at all times.
Thanks all of you for your patience and understanding in working through this project.
As always thanks for your interest in Downtown Knoxville.