Knoxville business development to continue in 2013

6:39 PM, Dec 27, 2012   |    comments
The Metropolitan Planning Commission predicts more growth in North Knoxville, especially N. Central St.
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City development will continue 2013 with several businesses moving into the area.

Buzz Johnson, deputy director for the Knoxville/Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC), said downtown will continue to be a focus for development in 2013. Johnson predicted Knoxville will be home to more technology-based businesses.

The city is noticing business growth in North Knoxville. Johnson said new development should continue on North Central Street as well as Magnolia Avenue in the downtown area.

"You're seeing a lot of infill development take place. You're seeing a lot of focus in areas that long ago were very active commercial retail centers," Johnson said.

Cumberland Avenue is another area that is expected to experience new development in 2013.

New restaurants, grocery stores and retail companies are moving into West Knoxville including Anthropologie and another Publix, this time at Turkey Creek.

The grand opening will take place on January 17.

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