Small City, Big Vision

The Northeast Tennessee scenic corridor is a case study in "stick-to-itiveness" for planners.
January 17, 2004, 9am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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In 1995, the state legislature established the Northeast Tennessee Scenic Corridor along I-181 in Kingsport near the Virginia border. It is known locally as the "Gateway District". Early on, the district seemed doomed to failure and unacceptance by developers, elected leaders, and the general public. Nearly 10 years later, however, district proponents are being lauded for their visionary leadership -- so much so that the district is being proposed for expansion.

Thanks to Jeff Fleming

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Published on Friday, January 16, 2004 in Kingsport Times-News
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