KCDC Five Points Master Plan

Knoxville, Tennessee

In 2013, Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) engaged JAI with planning consultant Urban Collage, now merged with Lord Aeck Sargent, to develop a Five Points Master Plan for 33 acres with 407 housing units in East Knoxville as the next step in the revitalization process for the public housing sites of Dr. Lee Williams Senior Complex, Walter P. Taylor Homes and the Five Points neighborhood.

The master plan served as a blueprint for the redevelopment of these housing sites which would serve as a catalytic effect in re-energizing the surrounding community by providing better housing opportunities and a better quality of life.

For the purposes of taking a comprehensive approach to the revitalization strategy, a bigger focus study area was identified, which included the target housing sites and encompassed the surrounding residential areas and commercial corridor to the north.

The four-phase planning process was completed in six months and included existing conditions assessment, stakeholder interviews, stakeholder advisory group meetings, community visioning and workshops, neighborhood framework development, site development strategies, conceptual plans for Lee Williams and Walter P. Taylor, housing prototypes and implementation/phasing strategies. JAI also designed 17 infill housing units in the Five Points community.

PROJECT DETAILS

In 2013, Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) engaged JAI with planning consultant Urban Collage, now merged with Lord Aeck Sargent, to develop a Five Points Master Plan for 33 acres with 407 housing units in East Knoxville as the next step in the revitalization process for the public housing sites of Dr. Lee Williams Senior Complex, Walter P. Taylor Homes and the Five Points neighborhood.

The master plan served as a blueprint for the redevelopment of these housing sites which would serve as a catalytic effect in re-energizing the surrounding community by providing better housing opportunities and a better quality of life.

For the purposes of taking a comprehensive approach to the revitalization strategy, a bigger focus study area was identified, which included the target housing sites and encompassed the surrounding residential areas and commercial corridor to the north.

The four-phase planning process was completed in six months and included existing conditions assessment, stakeholder interviews, stakeholder advisory group meetings, community visioning and workshops, neighborhood framework development, site development strategies, conceptual plans for Lee Williams and Walter P. Taylor, housing prototypes and implementation/phasing strategies. JAI also designed 17 infill housing units in the Five Points community.





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KCDC Five Points Master Plan

Knoxville, Tennessee

Client

Knoxville's Community Development Corporation

Size

33

Completion

2014

Cost

Services Provided

Master Planning

Key Personnel

Key Personnel

daryl-johnson-aia-ncarb

Awards

Tennessee Housing Development Agency Tennessee’s Best Award, neighborhood stabilization, 2019

Address(es)

381 McConnell St.,Knoxville,Tennessee,37915
Rooms

Housing Units

330

Seats

Consultant(s)

Reference(s)

Ben Bentley, Executive Director and CEO
865-403-1116, [email protected], Knoxville's Community Development Corporation, 901 N. Broadway, , Knoxville, 37917
KCDC Five Points Master Plan

Knoxville, Tennessee

In 2013, Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) engaged JAI with planning consultant Urban Collage, now merged with Lord Aeck Sargent, to develop a Five Points Master Plan for 33 acres with 407 housing units in East Knoxville as the next step in the revitalization process for the public housing sites of Dr. Lee Williams Senior Complex, Walter P. Taylor Homes and the Five Points neighborhood.

The master plan served as a blueprint for the redevelopment of these housing sites which would serve as a catalytic effect in re-energizing the surrounding community by providing better housing opportunities and a better quality of life.

For the purposes of taking a comprehensive approach to the revitalization strategy, a bigger focus study area was identified, which included the target housing sites and encompassed the surrounding residential areas and commercial corridor to the north.

The four-phase planning process was completed in six months and included existing conditions assessment, stakeholder interviews, stakeholder advisory group meetings, community visioning and workshops, neighborhood framework development, site development strategies, conceptual plans for Lee Williams and Walter P. Taylor, housing prototypes and implementation/phasing strategies. JAI also designed 17 infill housing units in the Five Points community.

PROJECT DETAILS

In 2013, Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) engaged JAI with planning consultant Urban Collage, now merged with Lord Aeck Sargent, to develop a Five Points Master Plan for 33 acres with 407 housing units in East Knoxville as the next step in the revitalization process for the public housing sites of Dr. Lee Williams Senior Complex, Walter P. Taylor Homes and the Five Points neighborhood.

The master plan served as a blueprint for the redevelopment of these housing sites which would serve as a catalytic effect in re-energizing the surrounding community by providing better housing opportunities and a better quality of life.

For the purposes of taking a comprehensive approach to the revitalization strategy, a bigger focus study area was identified, which included the target housing sites and encompassed the surrounding residential areas and commercial corridor to the north.

The four-phase planning process was completed in six months and included existing conditions assessment, stakeholder interviews, stakeholder advisory group meetings, community visioning and workshops, neighborhood framework development, site development strategies, conceptual plans for Lee Williams and Walter P. Taylor, housing prototypes and implementation/phasing strategies. JAI also designed 17 infill housing units in the Five Points community.





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