Photo from the Halls Shopper News
This evening the MPC Metropolitan Planning Commission approved the initial concept and rezoning for a new business park in East Knox County at the I-40 Exit 402 interchange. (Midway Road) All MPC Commissioners present voted Yes with the exception of Mose Lobetti. I personally counted and there were nearly 120 people present in opposition to it.
As I obtain additional information on the proposed park, I will post about the planned park and future of economic development in Knox County.
The most interesting thing is that Todd Napier of The Development Corporation made the comment that Knox County has 186 acres at Eastbridge Industrial Park that is virtually unusable due to lack of interstate access. In the late 1980’s or early 1990’s, I authored many public interest columns in the East Knox Area News and in a few of them I made the argument that Eastbridge is a waste of time and resources. This evenings testimony is proof positive that truth is eventually vindicated.