PBA manages over 2 million square feet of buildings for the City and County. PBA originally developed and owns the City County Building, which is approximately 531,000 square feet in size. With a staff of 165 employees, PBA oversees maintenance, grounds, security, life safety and custodial activities for most locations under their management.
PBA also manages the public parking garages and lots with internal staff overseeing parking operations as well as booth attendants. PBA began on-street parking enforcement as a pilot program on Gay Street for the City of Knoxville in 2015 and have expanded enforcement within the Central Business District and Cumberland Avenue corridor as well. PBA manages over 6,000 phone systems for the City and County. The PBA Property Development Department acts as an owner’s representative for Knox County and the City of Knoxville. We manage construction projects as assigned by the City or County Mayors. All PBA contractors/vendors needed for other services are competitively selected by RFPs, RFQ’s or bids.A list partial of facilities managed by PBA include:
• City County Building
• Andrew Johnson Building
• Old Knox County Courthouse
• World's Fair Park
• Knox County Health Department
• Richard L. Bean Juvenile Service Center
• Juvenile Justice Center
• Volunteer Landing
• Locust Street Parking Garage
• Dwight Kessel Metropolitan Parking Garage
The Public Building Authority manages City and County owned parking facilities in the downtown Knoxville area. 12 parking garages and lots, owned by the City and County. They are operated by PBA or it's contractors and generate revenue for the City and County. Located in the prime parking areas of downtown, these properties include the City County Building Garage, Dwight Kessel Metropolitan Parking Garage, Locust St. Garage, Poplar St. Lot, Promenade Garage, Jackson Avenue Lot, World's Fair Park
area, Blackstock Lot, State St. Garage and lot, Main Ave. Garage, and the recently opened Market Square Garage. Using state of the art parking equipment, PBA offers convenient, efficient and safe parking options for its customers and patrons in the downtown area. Free parking is available upon arriving after 6pm and on weekends except for excluding special events.
The World's Fair Park
is owned by the City of Knoxville and operated by the Public Building Authority. PBA provides management, maintenance, landscaping and security services for the Park and its facilities. Our maintenance personnel are responsible for maintaining all mechanical, plumbing and electrical components of the Park and its adjoining facilities. The grounds/horticulture staff maintains the lawns and grounds in the 15-acre park, including the seasonal planting of flowers and bulbs. Our security staff is present in the park 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. PBA also schedules and coordinates events on the lawns in the park.
Members of the staff have varied backgrounds and are true professionals in their respective fields. Our on-site staff is not only proficient in their area of expertise, but also capable of managing multiple responsibilities in other areas. PBA Property Management personnel are all experienced facility managers.
In today's world of security and environmental concerns, confidentiality issues and local government cost saving measures, facility managers must stay on the cutting edge of technology. The staff actively participates in many local and national organizations. This allows them to stay informed and prepared to do the best job possible. We believe our clients choose us because they trust us and because they know PBA will respond to their needs.