The groundwork for the Nov. 16 Salute to Heritage Park Grand Opening Celebration continued on Tuesday when the Morristown Regional Planning Commission voted unanimously to abandon the northern section of North James Street that’s inside the park boundary.
Multiple buildings on the former Morristown College campus used to be addressed on North James Street, according to Steve Neilson, Morristown planning director.
The two Heritage Park interior roadways, including a new west-to-east roadway, will be named for Judson Hill, a former college president, and Andrew Fulton, a former slave and long-time teacher, prior to the Nov. 16 dedication of the park, which will feature Knoxville recording artist Chris Blue, according to Morristown Mayor Gary Chesney.
City crews have begun the preparatory work for paving, which will begin later this month when other Morristown streets get a fresh coat of blacktop, according to Joey Barnard, assistant city administrator.
Also Tuesday, the planning commission approved the final plat map for Shady Lane subdivision, a 5.4-acre, six-lot subdivision located behind the Buffalo Trail Apartments. The developers, John James Partners, plan to locate six double-wide mobile homes on the land.
For zoning purposes, double-wide mobile homes are in the same category of single-family homes, city officials say.