Knoxville, Tenn.— Mallory & Evans Partners has acquired the Kern’s Bakery site, an opportunity zone near downtown Knoxville and the University of Tennessee. The Atlanta-based developers plan to transform the area as a mixed-use development that will preserve the historic building to include retail, restaurant, entertainment and office space. A 160-unit student housing/multifamily complex and a hotel will also be included in the 16-acre development area. The development will occur in three phases beginning in July and culminating in August 2020. The first phase will be the multifamily component, which will be designed to appeal to graduate students, upperclassmen, medical students and young professionals. Phase II will include the restaurants, retail and office space. Kern’s Bakery will comprise 75,000 square feet of space. The third phase will include the hotel. The design team includes Jimmy Ryan of Knoxville’s Johnson as the architect and Fulghum, MacIndoe, and Associates Inc. will provide civil engineering services.