We're getting our first look at new housing and revitalization efforts in the Five Points community.
Knoxville's Community Development Corporation hosted a public workshop Thursday to discuss its Five Points Master Plan.
Designers presented conceptual plans for what some of the new public housing and parks could look like, and neighbors weighed in on the work and progress they would like to see.
With property values down and vacancy rates up in East Knoxville, officials hope to copy the success of the Hope 6 project in Mechanicsville.
"We think if we can have some similar success in this particular community, then we're going to drive some opportunities for businesses and employment back into this area," said Alvin Nance, executive director for KCDC.
The process began three years ago when crews demolished the Walter P. Taylor homes. KCDC says the plan will take another 10 years and cost $85 million in total.