Title - Alternative

Redevelopment of World's Fair Park as Mixed-Venue Entertainment Attraction

Subjects

Knoxville (Tenn.); Marketing research; Business planning; Tourism; Economic development

Description

The Tivoli America site by dint of Exposition history, location, and available land is in a position to function as the principal entertainment and recreation focal point for downtown Knoxville. It can serve as a catalyst for other downtown recreation and entertainment-oriented projects at Old City, Gateway Village and Volunteer Landing. The project is now known as Tivoli America. Plans discussed for the park envision improvements to open spaces and existing facilities, potential expansion of the art museum, development of a children's discovery museum, and significant private destination-oriented development at and around the former U.S. Pavilion from the fair, now demolished. A rail trolley system is being studied that would link Tivoli America with two other key downtown districts, the Old City historic area and the Volunteer Landing waterfront redevelopment project. To assist in refining the master plan for the Park, with emphasis on identifying the best candidate destination entertainment facilities, Harrison Price Company was invited to revise, update, and expand on its two earlier studies for the property, completed in February 1984 and January 1985, in light of the current status of overall downtown development. Of special interest is the Park's potential linkages and synergism with the mixed-use, themed Gateway at Volunteer Landing project, located a short distance away on the riverfront.

Publisher

Harrison Price Company

Client

City of Knoxville

Date Original

7-1-1995

Document Type

Report

Identifier

406

Language

English

Rights

Copyright: University of Central Florida Special Collections. Permission to publish must be obtained from Special Collections in writing. Contact (407) 823-2576 or online at http://library.ucf.edu/about/departments/special-collections-university-archives/

Number of Pages

26 pages

Keywords

Tivoli America; Knoxville (Tenn.); Real estate; Mixed use development projects; Commercial attractions; Location-based entertainment; Indoor attractions

Place

Knoxville (Tenn.)

Digital Reproduction Specialists

Electronically reproduced by the Digital Services unit of the University of Central Florida Libraries, Orlando, 2005.

Is Referenced By

http://library.ucf.edu/specialcollections/Collections/ManuscriptsPrice.php (University of Central Florida Special Collections Harrison "Buzz" Price Papers finding aid); http://ucf.catalog.fcla.edu/permalink.jsp?29CF033206285 (University of Central Florida Libraries Online Catalog)

College

Information Technologies & Resources

Unit

University Libraries

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