Downtown Johnson City is a vibrant place with great restaurants, shopping, urban living, office space, culture, entertainment and a unique history. Tremendous redevelopment has taken place in downtown Johnson City over the past several years, bringing new investment, activity and growth.
We focus on transformational strategies of building a strong college town with an emphasis in outdoor recreation.
MODEL MILL RENOVATION
A former flour mill is being renovated to house Summers-Taylor’s corporate headquarters as well as multiple opportunities for co-working space, art gallery, office space, bakery, restaurant and boutique hotel. The estimated $23 million project will be completed in two phases. Phase one is expected to be completed in late 2019.
This multi building project encompasses several former department stores. The 1st phase of this mixed-use project includes 2,400 sf of retail space at 323 E. Main St., and 5,000 sf of retail/office space plus 5 multi-family units with on-site parking at 319 E. Main St. These properties will be available for pre-leasing immediately. The 2nd phase of construction will include 15,000 sf of retail space, as well as over 20 multi-family residential units with on-site parking between the remaining 2 properties, 309 & 313 E. Main Street.
This 3-acre green space area opened up two creeks for flood mitigation. Located in front of the Johnson City Public Library, it features a mural and metal artwork railings. Construction of a natural play area and history markers to recognize Johnson City’s Sesquicentennial year is expected to be completed in summer of 2020.
WALNUT STREET MASTER PLAN
In December of 2016 the Johnson City Planning Department worked with community members to form a Task Force that was comprised of business owners and community members alike to begin working to implement changes through zoning and policy for the study area. Following that process, a Master Plan was developed in 2018.