Formerly a renowned theater with the same name, Majestic Park in downtown Johnson City is once again being eyed for redevelopment, this time by the Johnson City Development Authority’s Design Committee.
The Johnson City Sesquicentennial Commission will be celebrating the birthday of Henry Johnson, the founder of Johnson City, on April 27, from 3 to 5 p.m. in King Commons Park.
Johnson City Development Authority board members want to return to the Washington County Commission with a financing plan to buy the downtown John Sevier Center, hoping at least some commissioners have changed their minds since the proposal failed to pass in February.
Downtown Johnson City is losing another brick-and-mortar retailer.
Crews from Johnson City's Public Works Department spent Tuesday demolishing the former Dennis Lock and Key building at 201 W. Main St. The work is part of the city's plan to upgrade the parking lot at the corner of West Main and Boone Streets to
As East Tennessee Hemp Company owner D.W. Cooper likes to say, “hempin’ ain’t easy.”
After suffering a setback in the Washington County Commission, Johnson City Development Authority Chairman Robert Williams said the board is seeking other partners to help facilitate the redevelopment of the John Sevier Center.
Along with an increase in business activity, downtown Johnson City’s renaissance has brought new residents who want to live near the action and quality-of-life amenities of the re-emerging district.
Based on sight alone, one might argue little progress was made on the redevelopment of the West Walnut Street corridor during 2018, with the exception of the extensive Model Mill remodel.
In 2017, Edisonian Brew Shop moved to 324 East Main St. from their small shop down the block on 236 East Main St. when Dick Nelson, owner of Nelson Fine Arts, sold the building.
Crews have worked the past three years to repair damage to the mill from a 2017 fire, and have stripped many decades of paint, graffiti and soot from the brick structure. Work is now concentrated on new construction in the former flour-processing facility.
Among the longest serving businesses with roots in Johnson City’s downtown historic district there are more than a dozen that have come down through multiple generations of their founding families and at least two that date back more than a century.
Once again, developers continued to reshape downtown Johnson City in 2018 through private investment in building renovation and development projects, both commercial and residential.
Despite not knowing the company’s name or having any commitment the company will actually relocate, Johnson City commissioners voted 5-0 Thursday to approve the first reading of a rezoning request needed to possibly lure the company and its jobs to 220 E. Millard St.
Johnson City Development Authority Chair Robert Williams said Friday at least two outside investors are interested in developing the John Sevier Center in the heart of the city.