About The Project
Making the Downtown More Beautiful, Walkable, and Fun
In its present condition, downtown Sevierville is very picturesque. With its iconic courthouse and small-town feel, the downtown area has a historic charm that you won’t find in other parts of the Smokies. The new renovations plan to capitalize on downtown’s existing strengths while making the area even more attractive and accessible. The proposed changes include:
Beautifying the downtown by burying the city’s power lines. At this time construction will focus on Bruce Street from Forks of the River Parkway to Parkway and Court Avenue from Main Street to Bruce Street.
Expanding the downtown sidewalks to make them more walkable and to allow restaurants to accommodate more outdoor seating.
Bringing restaurants, retail stores, and entertainment experiences to the area. With the announcement of the renovations, more and more investors have shown interest in developing vacant or underused buildings downtown.
To offer and promote family-friendly events downtown. These events have already begun with free movie nights brought to you by the Sevierville Commons Association. Movie nights take place at the Downtown Gazebo located at 148 Bruce Street. The Downtown Sevierville Farmers Market recently opened for the season and is also held each Friday from 9 am – 1 pm at the Downtown Gazebo. Sevierville is busy with the recent opening of the Crust and Crumb Restaurant and Graze Burgers.
For 30 years, upgrading Downtown Sevierville has been a topic of conversation. So we are very excited to see that it is happening! The City of Sevierville approved a contract with engineering firm Vaughn and Melton to draw up the plans for burying the utility lines and improving the streetscape. Charles Blalock and Sons, Inc. is the contractor of record and in addition to seeing the Blalock Crew working you will also see many team members from the City whom we refer to as “Our Boots On The Ground.”
The estimated project time will run beyond one year, with the official start date being May 28, 2019, and the completion date goal being August 29, 2020. All parties invested intend to keep the flow of traffic moving to and from the downtown area at all times. Our message to our community and visitors alike will always be - Downtown Sevierville is Open For Business!