Knox Heritage is helping promote the sale and reuse of the Historic Knoxville High School building located in Knoxville, TN.
The Knox County Board of Education wishes to conduct a feasibility study to assess the current interest in procuring the Historic Knoxville High School (HKHS). The Knox County Purchasing Division invites those individuals, firms, agencies and organizations interested in participating in said study and potentially purchasing the property for redevelopment, to submit Letters of Interest (LOI) no later than 4:00 p.m. local time on September 6, 2012.
One (1) copy of Letters of Interest must be addressed exclusively as follows: Knox County Purchasing Division, Suite 100, 1000 North Central Street, Knoxville, Tennessee 37917, Attention: Solicitation No. 1477. Electronically transmitted responses will not be accepted. Facsimile submission is strictly prohibited. All responses must be mailed or delivered by hand.
Site Location and Building Information:
Address: 101 East Fifth Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917
Current Utilization: School for Adult Education
Map and Parcel: 094DH005
Property Size: 1.9 Acres
116,292 Square Feet of Facility
Construction Type: Greek Revival Style - Red brick and marble with large windows
On-Site/Off-Site Parking: Yes/Yes
Date Constructed: 1910
Date of Last Renovation: Drawings were completed by Cope and Associates in 2003, but plans for renovation were discontinued.
Utilities: Knoxville Utilities Board
Listed on National Register of Historical Places: November 10, 1994
Parties acknowledging interest in the site shall provide the following:
Interested Parties Information: Name, Address, Telephone/Fax Numbers, E-mail Address
Authorization of Submittal: Signed statement from person authorized to submit LOI.
Proposed reuse(s) of facility.
Timeline for Proposed Development.
Letters of Interest must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked Solicitation No. 1477. The submission shall not bind the Knox County Board of Education or the sender, nor does it constitute a competitive bid. In the event the Board of Education is interested in selling the property, a formal solicitation for the disposition of said property will be issued.
Requests for additional information should be addressed to Tom Seagle, CPPB, Materials Control Supervisor at 865-215-5603. An inspection of the site may be arranged by contacting Tom Seagle at 865-215-5603. Questions may be faxed to 865-215-5605 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos of the building are available here:
- Photo Gallery includes pictures of the interior and exterior of the building. Interior pictures are of class rooms, storage closets, bathrooms, etc.
Also, heres the article from KNS about the School Boards decision:
We are hopeful this process will result in a viable reuse proposal for the building so the School Board and County will continue disposing of their underutilized/poorly maintained historic buildings.