Knoxville Public Safety Complex progress update

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Major progress to report at the future home of the Knoxville Public Safety Complex.

As WATE 6 On Your Side has reported, the City of Knoxville is investing $40M to reconstruct vacant buildings on the former Tennova hospital site right off of Broadway in North Knoxville.

WATE 6 On Your Side caught up with City of Knoxville Communications Director Kristin Farley and Community Empowerment Director Charles Lomax to learn more.

The site will serve as a combined complex for the police and fire departments, E-911, Pension System Offices, and City Court Operations.

Demolition on the East Wing of the future site is underway, but you will soon notice a lot more activity in the area. Heavy equipment will be taking down the four-story building near St. Mary’s Street and East Oak Hill Avenue.

This will make way for LMU to start the construction of the new lobby and entrance for its building on the campus.

The demolition phase is expected to take six to eight weeks, city officials said, with no expected blasting and no additional road closures.

To say up to date on this project, follow this link.

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