The Knoxville City Council approved a new retainer agreement with 571 Polson Developments to maintain the company’s advisory role regarding the future of the former VA campus.
The City has been working with the company and its lead adviser, Glen Lyons, regarding the future acquisition of the campus. It was hoped that the City would have possession by the end of 2018, but the necessary approval of the State Historic Preservation Office has delayed the process.
The company will continue to assist the City for a $5,000 retainer.
In other council business, 406 North Kent (formerly Carter’s Antiques) was rezoned. Located in a residential area, the building will be converted into three housing units. The goal of the rezoning was to align the property more with surrounding structures.