Historic Kern’s Bakery

Knoxville, Tennessee

Kern’s Bakery, an exciting adaptive reuse project in Knoxville, Tennessee will become a food hall establishment, a major trend in urban retail and eatery development. It also will include hotel, retail, apartment and office space in South Knoxville.

The original art deco brick structure, built in 1931, became an icon while acting as the gateway for downtown. Comprising 70,000+ total square feet, the building offers infinite potential, and its design is centered around an active food hall with 12-15 market tenants, as well as an additional 45,000 to 50,000 square feet of retail, office, restaurant and event tenant spaces.

The site master plan features an outdoor event lawn for markets and concert series. A hotel pad accommodating up to 190 rooms has been designed adjacent to Chapman Highway with direct connection to the bakery, and JAI has assisted in schematic designs of floor plates and underground structured parking to show the site’s potential to prospective hotel developers.

The size, complexity, history and public attention focused on Kern’s Bakery have aligned with JAI’s experience in site master planning and an exercise in close coordination with civil engineers and landscape architects and city officials.

The project also is closely related to a multi-family housing community that JAI closely coordinated in planning the Kern Bakery’s site around this development. Since Kern’s Bakery is a linchpin in Knoxville’s South Waterfront initiative, JAI performed an extensive study of the South Waterfront Form-Based code in order to usher the project through necessary approval processes.

To gain approvals, JAI took the site and building exterior through a schematic design phase resulting in Historic Zoning Commission approval. Additionally, JAI showcased abilities in branding, marketing and retail development in offering services outside of our usual scope, which included assistance in brand and logo development, creation of tenant leasing brochures and assisting in the curation of a vibrant tenant group.

PROJECT DETAILS

Kern’s Bakery, an exciting adaptive reuse project in Knoxville, Tennessee will become a food hall establishment, a major trend in urban retail and eatery development. It also will include hotel, retail, apartment and office space in South Knoxville.

The original art deco brick structure, built in 1931, became an icon while acting as the gateway for downtown. Comprising 70,000+ total square feet, the building offers infinite potential, and its design is centered around an active food hall with 12-15 market tenants, as well as an additional 45,000 to 50,000 square feet of retail, office, restaurant and event tenant spaces.

The site master plan features an outdoor event lawn for markets and concert series. A hotel pad accommodating up to 190 rooms has been designed adjacent to Chapman Highway with direct connection to the bakery, and JAI has assisted in schematic designs of floor plates and underground structured parking to show the site’s potential to prospective hotel developers.

The size, complexity, history and public attention focused on Kern’s Bakery have aligned with JAI’s experience in site master planning and an exercise in close coordination with civil engineers and landscape architects and city officials.

The project also is closely related to a multi-family housing community that JAI closely coordinated in planning the Kern Bakery’s site around this development. Since Kern’s Bakery is a linchpin in Knoxville’s South Waterfront initiative, JAI performed an extensive study of the South Waterfront Form-Based code in order to usher the project through necessary approval processes.

To gain approvals, JAI took the site and building exterior through a schematic design phase resulting in Historic Zoning Commission approval. Additionally, JAI showcased abilities in branding, marketing and retail development in offering services outside of our usual scope, which included assistance in brand and logo development, creation of tenant leasing brochures and assisting in the curation of a vibrant tenant group.





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Historic Kern’s Bakery

Knoxville, Tennessee

Client

Mallory & Evans Partners

Size

9000
70000

Completion

Cost

Services Provided

Master Planning
Architectural Design
Key Personnel

daryl-johnson-aia-ncarb,jimmy-ryan-ncarb,joseph-joey-staats-ra-ncarb,kevin-brown,michael-schmidt-aia-associate

Awards

GlobeSt.com ADAPT Award, best Opportunity Zone redevelopment project, 2019

Address(es)

2110 Chapman Highway,Knoxville,Tennessee,37920
Rooms

Housing Units

Seats

Consultant(s)

Reference(s)

Historic Kern’s Bakery

Knoxville, Tennessee

Kern’s Bakery, an exciting adaptive reuse project in Knoxville, Tennessee will become a food hall establishment, a major trend in urban retail and eatery development. It also will include hotel, retail, apartment and office space in South Knoxville.

The original art deco brick structure, built in 1931, became an icon while acting as the gateway for downtown. Comprising 70,000+ total square feet, the building offers infinite potential, and its design is centered around an active food hall with 12-15 market tenants, as well as an additional 45,000 to 50,000 square feet of retail, office, restaurant and event tenant spaces.

The site master plan features an outdoor event lawn for markets and concert series. A hotel pad accommodating up to 190 rooms has been designed adjacent to Chapman Highway with direct connection to the bakery, and JAI has assisted in schematic designs of floor plates and underground structured parking to show the site’s potential to prospective hotel developers.

The size, complexity, history and public attention focused on Kern’s Bakery have aligned with JAI’s experience in site master planning and an exercise in close coordination with civil engineers and landscape architects and city officials.

The project also is closely related to a multi-family housing community that JAI closely coordinated in planning the Kern Bakery’s site around this development. Since Kern’s Bakery is a linchpin in Knoxville’s South Waterfront initiative, JAI performed an extensive study of the South Waterfront Form-Based code in order to usher the project through necessary approval processes.

To gain approvals, JAI took the site and building exterior through a schematic design phase resulting in Historic Zoning Commission approval. Additionally, JAI showcased abilities in branding, marketing and retail development in offering services outside of our usual scope, which included assistance in brand and logo development, creation of tenant leasing brochures and assisting in the curation of a vibrant tenant group.

PROJECT DETAILS

Kern’s Bakery, an exciting adaptive reuse project in Knoxville, Tennessee will become a food hall establishment, a major trend in urban retail and eatery development. It also will include hotel, retail, apartment and office space in South Knoxville.

The original art deco brick structure, built in 1931, became an icon while acting as the gateway for downtown. Comprising 70,000+ total square feet, the building offers infinite potential, and its design is centered around an active food hall with 12-15 market tenants, as well as an additional 45,000 to 50,000 square feet of retail, office, restaurant and event tenant spaces.

The site master plan features an outdoor event lawn for markets and concert series. A hotel pad accommodating up to 190 rooms has been designed adjacent to Chapman Highway with direct connection to the bakery, and JAI has assisted in schematic designs of floor plates and underground structured parking to show the site’s potential to prospective hotel developers.

The size, complexity, history and public attention focused on Kern’s Bakery have aligned with JAI’s experience in site master planning and an exercise in close coordination with civil engineers and landscape architects and city officials.

The project also is closely related to a multi-family housing community that JAI closely coordinated in planning the Kern Bakery’s site around this development. Since Kern’s Bakery is a linchpin in Knoxville’s South Waterfront initiative, JAI performed an extensive study of the South Waterfront Form-Based code in order to usher the project through necessary approval processes.

To gain approvals, JAI took the site and building exterior through a schematic design phase resulting in Historic Zoning Commission approval. Additionally, JAI showcased abilities in branding, marketing and retail development in offering services outside of our usual scope, which included assistance in brand and logo development, creation of tenant leasing brochures and assisting in the curation of a vibrant tenant group.





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