MORRISTOWN, Tenn. — Morristown may soon have a new community center after the city held a groundbreaking ceremony Friday morning on Durham Landing.
The city broke ground on the $36 million facility and formally started the process of building the 115,000 square-foot center. It will be a space for recreation and a place where people can host events, officials said. It is being called “Morristown Landing.”
Several speakers appeared and attendees received a commemorative gift, officials said.
Some Morristown residents voiced their concerns earlier about the cost of the project. The city is using a 25% property tax increase that began in 2019 to pay for the facility.
Morristown Mayor Gary Chesney said earlier residents have been polled about this development over the last 8 years.
It is going on the west side of the city, off Highway 11 East. Officials said that the project is not set to be complete until late this year.