Officials: Proposed fish hatchery could be boon for development

9:19 am | October 23, 2012

If the proposed Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency fish hatchery becomes a reality, Carter County Tomorrow President Tom Anderson believes other developments will immediately follow.

Anderson and Elizabethton’s Planning and Development Director Jon Hartman told Carter County Tomorrow members that they recently visited with Chattanooga officials to learn about that city’s riverfront development. Anderson and Hartman’s comments came during discussion about the proposed fish hatchery, which may be built near Elizabethton’s West Elk Avenue.

The fish hatchery can potentially produce 150,000 pounds of trout a year and become a boon for development. Hartman said the riverfront development project stems from looking at the old Inland Container and North American Rayon Corp. sites. The Inland Container site, he noted, has been redeveloped into Medical Care and a large portion of the factory has been demolished.

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