Austin Homes


Located less than one mile east of Knoxville’s revitalized downtown area, the 23-acre Austin Homes site at the intersection of Summit Hill Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. Less than one-half mile from the Old City district, the site – initially developed in 1941 – soon will serve hundreds of families again.

The property is undergoing a full redevelopment to increase the number of available affordable housing units; enhance curb appeal; add public spaces; and provide a direct connection to the Old City.

The first phase of 105 units is scheduled to be completed in November 2021. A second phase of 180 units is scheduled to open in December 2022, and at least 83 more units will be added in 2023.

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Features & Amenities
  • Approximately 420 residential units of mixed income housing
  • Comprehensive overhaul of site infrastructure
  • Improved site topography
  • New layout of public roads and sidewalks
  • Installation of new underground utilities
  • Creation of large green space/recreation area
  • Addition of community commercial facility
Location Information
East Knoxville, Downtown
South Bell Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37915
Floor Plans
Community Information

  • Harriet Tubman Park across the street
  • Nearby grocery store
  • Numerous nearby churches
  • Knoxville Area Transit access
  • Public schools: Green Elementary, Vine Middle, Austin-East High
  • On-site resident services staff