JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Downtown Johnson City has been a hotbed for development and new businesses over the past decade and it’s time for even further redevelopment on the opposite side of State of Franklin Road.
While Market Street and Main Street continue to attract both locals and visitors alike, city officials hope that’s in store for the future of the West Walnut Street corridor as well.
The city has invested $33 million specifically for laying the foundation for the revitalization of the corridor connecting East Tennessee State University and Downtown Johnson City.
Praise and concern over West Walnut Redevelopment Plan
The ground has already been broken by city crews on the project and currently, the eastbound lane of West State of Franklin Road is closed at Sevier Street to just beyond Ernest Street for several weeks as crews replace waterlines.
According to the project design and…