Whether you’re an established company or an entrepreneurial startup, the team at UT Research Park is poised to help you move to the park and connect with the right people at the University of Tennessee to help ensure the success of your venture.


Dedicated areas for research and development, office and laboratory space, green common areas and mixed-use development

Hotel & Conference Center Request for Proposals

Hotel RFP Document and attachments



RFP Amendment 1

Revision to Parcel's That Can Be Developed

The Cherokee Farm Development Corporation (“CFDC”) has issued this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to define leasing requirements; solicit proposals; detail proposal requirements; and outline CFDC’s process for evaluating proposals and selecting a Proposer to enter into an agreement to lease the Leased Premises to design, construct, operate, and maintain the Hotel and Conference Center Development.

Phase 1 - Includes an initial response from proposers providing information on qualifications, experience, financial capability, preliminary schedule, and conceptual design.

  • Completed

Phase 2 - Includes the submittal of a more detailed program and site plan, refined schedule, and operating and financial plan including rent or other consideration to CFDC

  • Phase II Proposal deadline (now extended) until Friday, May 3rd
  • Phase II Proposal Reviews / Committee Evaluations, May 22nd
  • Phase II Proposal Interviews now scheduled, May 29th

Phase 3 – Includes the finalist negotiation with the best evaluated proposer.

  • TBD


Lease Space

If you’re interested in leasing space at the University of Tennessee Research Park, please contact us at 865-974-8210.

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Build to Suit

UT Research Park has several shovel-ready sites available via ground lease.

The sites have electricity, fiber, water and sewer infrastructure available at the curb and are ready for construction. The leadership team can connect you with developers, architectural firms and contractors to make your facility at UT Research Park a reality.

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