Store Teams To Take Over Buildings Soon


Knoxville CollageNorthern Retail Center:

Shelves are in place but bare this week. Not for long…

  • Construction fixture crews completed their work last week working both night and day in preparation for the store stocking team scheduled to arrive on June 30th.
  • Final fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems and emergency lighting were all tested and approved by the Fire Marshall.
  • Elevators and escalators are in their final stage of testing and trim-out.
  • Correction of punch list items is well underway as crews worked through the weekend.
  • Parking deck has been cleaned and stripped awaiting team members.
  • Final touch-up cleaning near completion.


  • Mechanical, electrical and plumbing final inspections have been complete.
  • Phone lines are being installed for testing of fire alarm systems.
  • Sidewalk installation is near completion.
  • Landscaping irrigation systems are also being installed.
  • Fire sprinkler systems will be in final testing next week.

Southern Retail Center:

  • Escalators and Cartveyors were set in place this week.
  • Elevator installation moved forward as scheduled.
  • Store fixtures installation is ongoing.
  • Atrium storefront glass has been installed.
  • Entrance stairs are in place and concrete pours are ongoing.
  • Permanent lighting was energized.

Impact of Southerner Snow Storm Also Touches Knoxville

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The snowstorm that belted the southeast last week was also felt in Knoxville. Fortunately, the city was more prepared than most. Salt trucks were out early, so it was more of an inconvenience than a grid lock. People leaving our pre-construction meetings and returning to offices in the Atlanta area were trapped roadside (or in hotels, for the lucky ones) for as long as 24 hours. Onsite, the cold weather continues to be an impact to our pace but progress was made in the following area:

Northern Retail Center

  • Brickwork was completed on the north side of the building
  • Atrium framing and sheathing was completed, dampproofing applied and masons moved in to start brickwork
  • Interior walk-in coolers were erected
  • Cleaning and application of floor polish materials were applied when temperatures allowed
  • Sheetrock finishing moved forward
  • Fire sprinkler piping was complete and air tested due to temperatures
  • Permanent overhead light fixture installation nears completion
  • Secondary wires were pulled from switchgear to transformer. Our goal is to have permanent power by mid-February
  • Landings and ramps at doors poured

Retail Shops C

  •  Structural steel and roof decking complete
  •  Stud wall roof framing began
  •  Underground MEP to start next week

Retail Shops B

  • Structural steel and roof decking complete
  • Stud wall roof framing began
  • Underground MEP to start next week
  • Revised drawings in review

Shops E

  • Structural steel erection ongoing

Southern Retail Center

  • Structural steel and decking of main building completed
  • Overhead MEP started
  • Under-deck MEP started
  • Plumbing Floor drains coring moves forward – 85 complete
  • Revised drawing in review
  • Atrium elevator, escalator and cartveyors pits installed
  • Atrium footings installed


  • Site Fire and domestic water system installation nears completion

Site Concrete

  • Last retaining wall at ramp poured