While the COVID-19 pandemic shut down many local businesses, one thing not skipping a beat has been construction in Farragut.
The Admiral’s Corner complex has evolved on a weekly basis at the corner of Campbell Station Road and Kingston Pike.
And just across the street, the Plaza surrounding historic Campbell Station Inn is continuing to take shape. Grading also began on McFee Park Phase 3 in mid-April.
Admiral’s Corner — the planned rotating food truck plaza with room for a possible brewery and another food-related establishment — has been under construction for most of the current calendar year, having been initially proposed last July.
Construction workers have steadily made progress on the roughly 9,000-square-foot building, which features a rotunda with wings on either side and fronts the intersection. Its back portion will offer food truck bays, parking and family-friendly seating.
Before construction ever began, the developers worked out a shared parking and access arrangement with the offices located next door, which addressed issues previous tenants have had with access to the property.
While attempts to contact co-developer Doug Justus were unsuccessful as of press deadline, Farragut Mayor Ron Williams said it is his understanding the developers are aiming for a late summer or early fall opening.
While Town officials are still determining the use of renovated Campbell Station Inn, the current construction project — Phase 3 of a four-phase project — concerns its surrounding property, now officially referred to as The Plaza.
Workers have graded the land, and a freestanding restroom almost is completed. Two entrance drives, lighting parking, two park-like open areas, benches and paved parking are all planned.
Merit Construction has begun grading McFee Park Phase 3, which costs just under $8 million.
Features include a road connection from the current road to a new entrance on McFee Road, four lighted tennis/pickleball courts, restroom/small pavilion, tennis parking lot and associate parking lot lighting and a walking trail loop around the new great lawn with associated lighting.
The project is expected to be completed in late summer 2021.