Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and county officials joined Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) at a ceremony to dedicate the new name and unveil the new sign at Autumn Landing, formerly known as Virginia Walker Apartments, on Monday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m.
A second sign dedication ceremony was held later that same day at Nature’s Cove, formerly known as Bakertown Apartments, at 11 a.m. The newly-appointed Knox County Commission Chairman Tony Norman dedicated the second property.
“It is a new day and a new beginning for this property,” said Norman at the ceremony. “A name change was also in order.”
KCDC recently renovated the two developments in order to improve and increase the number of affordable housing units for Knox County residents. Autumn Landing houses 102 units, and Nature’s Cove houses 95 units. The maintenance renovation of 51 units at Autumn Landing and 48 units at Nature’s Cove was completed earlier this year. Renovations included erosion control; roofing and gutters; tree removal and trimming; security camera installation and window replacement
These renovations and improvements came to a total of nearly $690,000 at Autumn Landing and more than $635,000 at Nature’s Cove. The properties are now 100 percent leased. Knox County also awarded KCDC $75,000 for the purchase and installation of new, energy-efficient refrigerators.
KCDC added Virginia Walker and Bakertown Apartments to its portfolio in 2010 when the company became the HUD-certified public housing agency for Knox County.
Since 1936, KCDC has been dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of Knoxville. KCDC’s mission is to improve and transform neighborhoods and communities by providing quality affordable housing, advancing development initiatives and fostering self-sufficiency. For more information, call 865-403-1100 or visit http://www.kcdc.org.
By Staff Reports