Subtext Breaks Ground on 498-Bed Student Housing Property Near the University of Tennessee

by Katie Sloan

Knoxville, Tenn. — Subtext has broken ground on VERVE Knoxville, a 498-bed student housing development located at 1919 Lake Ave. near the University of Tennessee campus in Knoxville. The community will span 329,294 square feet, including nine floors of residential space and a five-level parking garage. The development will offer 136 fully furnished units in one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom configurations. Shared amenities will include a wellness suite with sauna and meditation rooms; state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga studio; study pods and open study lounges; a pool terrace; and rooftop deck and lounge. The project is scheduled for completion in summer 2026. The development team includes general contractor Brinkmann Constructors and architect Dynamik Design. The community is Subtext’s second development in the Knoxville market following TENN, which was delivered in 2018. 

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