Editor’s note: Starting with this edition, the Johnson City Press is exploring the implications of the Johnson City development authority’s plan for the John Sevier Center in a series of articles.
For many John Sevier Center residents, Friday morning’s meet-and-greet with members of the Johnson City Development Authority reinforced what they already believed — that they’re in good hands.
A brewpub, restaurant and rooftop events space project in downtown Johnson City cleared a final hurdle Friday for public revitalization incentives.
Next week, the Johnson City Development Authority will officially own the John Sevier Center.
Johnson City Development Authority board members gave a relieved round of applause Friday morning after authorizing a $4.6 million bank loan to purchase and rehabilitate the John Sevier Center, moving forward on the cornerstone downtown redevelopment project without the county’s approval of TIF funds.
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.
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.
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.
Johnson City Development Authority members worry a few county commissioners, hostile to public financing methods in any form, could impede their plans to purchase, improve and redevelop the John Sevier Center.
Crews at the Model Mill spent the winter removing abandoned equipment and cleaning the interior of the century-old building, and now that it’s getting warmer, passersby should notice some changes on the outside.
When is a tax not a tax? When it's called a fee.
Reductions next year built into a lucrative lease with a community college for its downtown campus are expected to significantly affect the Johnson City Development Authority and its programming.
A Johnson City park could expand to neighboring properties with amenities and equipment designed to fit with officials’ attempts to brand the city as an outdoor destination.
With renovations and rehabilitations underway, a trio of adjoining downtown Johnson City buildings once considered eyesores will once again be sitting pretty.
Hoping to replace lost revenue, the Johnson City Development Authority is considering forming a new district downtown to help fund its business programs using fees from property owners.