The Residences at Eastport

About this Project

Value:  $10,700,000
Year Completed:  2011
Location:   Knoxville, TN
Area:  54,782 SF New & 13,477 SF Renovation
Owner:  Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation
Architect:  Sanders Pace Architecture & BarberMcMurry Architects, a Joint Venture
Delivery Method:  General Contractor / Lump Sum
Points of Pride:

  • Metropolitan Planning Commission Excellence Award for Residential Construction
  • 2013 USGBC East Tennessee Green Project Award
  • 2012 Knox Heritage/Knox County Mayor’s Award
  • 2012 Tennessee Housing Development Agency Best in Innovation Award
  • 2012 East Tennessee Preservation Alliance Award
  • 2012 Keep Knoxville Beautiful Orchid Award
  • 2011 US HUD Region IV Signature Project under the Sustainable Communities Initiative

Denark served as the General Contractor on the project which consisted of renovating the existing Eastport School, which was considered a historic landmark in Knoxville, as well as the new construction of 4 single-level wood framed buildings. The project has the capabilities of housing 85 Senior Citizens. All units are one-bedroom and include a living room, kitchen, laundry, and bathroom. The exteriors of the buildings consist of brick and hardie board siding. All foundations are spread footings, and there are numerous concrete and masonry walls on the perimeter as well as in the courtyard areas of each building. The project included a large amount of landscaping as well to assist with the overall aesthetic appeal.

“The Residences at Eastport is the first LEED Home construction in our portfolio. Denark worked well with the architects, engineers, subcontractors, suppliers, and LEED inspectors to ensure that certification was achieved when completed. Throughout the construction process, Denark was very responsive to our needs and concerns. In the initial phase, they listened to us and found out what we wanted and needed in the repositioning and reuse of the building, and they helped us stay on budget during construction, as they understood our budgetary and life-cycle cost requirements. They also worked with us to identify cost savings in the construction and were very diligent in their communication with The City of Knoxville’s Engineering Department to ensure a smooth inspection process. During the construction phase, Denark’s supervisors were always on the site and assisted in providing reports on the progress of the project.”



1635 Western Avenue Knoxville, TN 37921

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