MORRISTOWN, Tenn. — The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development said Monday that a site in Morristown showed promise as a future spot for industrial development.
The department's "Certified Sites" program is meant to help local governments across the state prepare large sites to be "construction ready" for development. They said these sites can be appealing to possible industrial developers who may want to open new facilities at the sites.
Lot 12 in the East Tennessee Progress Center, in Morristown, was chosen as one of the 70 sites in total. The lot is around 85 acres large and state leaders said it is ready for development. It's located next to I-81, and around nine miles from I-40.
They said a geotechnical study and an environmental study have already been conducted on the lot, too.
To be chosen as a Certified Site, spots need to have at least 20 developable acres and have utilities on site, or a formal extension plan in place. There must also already be a boundary survey completed, as well as topographic maps.
Environmental conditions on the lot also need to be documented, and there need to be minimal risk factors, according to TDECD.