Knoxville Developer David Dewhirst has gotten a big recognition for his work downtown.
Thursday, the March of Dimes honored him with the 2013 Real Estate Industry Award. The organization says Dewhirst has revamped the area, and changed the landscape.
Dewhirst says the award is really about recognizing Downtown as a whole.
"Where it's been, where it is today, and where it's going, and what it means to our community. That's what's been rewarding in my life, to see the change that's been occurring, to be a part of it," he said.
The award breakfast in an annual fundraiser for the March of Dimes. That money goes toward things like research.
That organization's goal is to improve the health of babies.