Though much more work needs to be done and many more hoops need to be jumped through, the City of Knoxville and Marion County are taking proactive steps forward in hopeful preparation that VA District lands are acquired. The questions and answers below communicate a vision for the property.
In January 2019, 571 Polson Developments LLC presented a Land Use Strategy that they had prepared for the City of Knoxville. The full strategy can be read here.
Primary work for Phase 1 is currently being completed. Phase 2 & 3 will be the next focus and will likely be started once the preceding phases are done.
Phase 2 is the second development area. It is located on either side of Pleasant Street, between Independence and Freedom Drives, and runs north to McGregor Road. Phase 3 should be considered as an area for long term development. It is located west of Independence Drive. Planning for interim use of the Phase 3 lands is recommended given the expected development time frame. It is important to remember that these phases will take several years each and the land will not refill with building immediately. This project will position Knoxville to be ready for growth for the next several years. It is also important to note that since local governments will be working with private developers, there is significant flexibility built into these phases and their timeframe depends on developer interest.
To learn about where the City & County are in the process: