The ol Porch initially reported about this right smack here, but we’ve got a little more info.
The land is located in the 8th and 9th districts, which are east and south – find some fancy maps right smack here – and the plan will be to build some cabins and a bridge over to the island.
“I think it’s another fantastic feather in South Knoxville’s cap and I think it will bring a lot of folks out to the area,” said Knox County Commissioner Mike Brown, whose area includes South Knox County. “It’s a beautiful area with lots of birds and wildlife. We also should be able to get a lot of traffic off that and traffic means business.”
Commissioner Dave Wright, who represents East Knox County agreed, calling it “a big deal.”
“This is going to be a jewel,” he said. “It looks like the state and county are going to move on with plans that were just dreams a few years back.”