Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Local leaders continue pushing for East Knox County business park

Officials wrapped up a tour with public BBQ
Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett hosted a public bus tour for the public and city leaders to gain insight into a business park plan for East Knox County.

The Knox County Development Corporation bought property north of Interstate 40 at the Midway Road exit in 2006 with the intent of turning it into a business park. But that plan was voted down a few years ago by county leaders.

Burchett is now actively leading the campaign for the project by saying he wants to work with neighbors in the Midway Road area as well as the Development Corp., the Metropolitan Planning Commission and the Knox County Commission to grow jobs in the area.

"Something is going to happen to this property," Burchett said. "I'm a firm believer, though, in you see a train coming down the track, it's best to steer it rather than let it run you over, and this is an opportunity for this community to steer that train."

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