Breaking ground at Baker Creek Bottoms

Betsy PickleSouth Knox

Mayor Madeline Rogero will join other community leaders and the developers for the groundbreaking of Baker Creek Bottoms, a multiuse development in the former Sevier Heights Baptist Church, at 4 p.m. Friday. The address is 3700 Lancaster Drive.

The former Sevier Heights Baptist Church campus in August 2016

Local developer Tom Weiss and project partner Thomas Krajewski, land specialist for National Land Realty and former head of activities for Blackberry Farm, have met with nearby neighborhood groups over the past several months regarding plans for the site. They are working in collaboration with Michael Wood of Wood Realtors on the project, which is set to include a restaurant, coffee shop, retail and office space, a performing arts/events center, a brewery, a bike-rental shop and lodging.

Baker Creek Bottoms adjoins Baker Creek Preserve, a popular recreation space in South Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness. Baker Creek Bottoms is intended to become a recreational and social hub for the area. Info:

The groundbreaking starts at 4 p.m. and is open to the public. SoKno Taco Cantina, the Roundup Restaurant and Yee Haw Brewing Co. will have food and drink available.

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