Dumplin Creek developers talk interstate funding

9:28 PM, Mar 18, 2013   |    comments
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Developers of a major retail project near Sevierville say funding for new interstate ramps onto the property are very important.

Neyland Land Associates reached a preliminary agreement to buy the land for Dumplin Creek near exit 407 along I-40.

Managers held a workshop for the public Monday explaining how they hope to pay for a new interstate exit. They're asking the City of Sevierville to pay $4 million for the new roads while applying for another $4 million from the state.

Developers also mentioned a few of the brand names they hope could be interested in building there.

"Tenants that may be viable would be an Ikea, a Walmart, Target, a Kohl's, as well as smaller, festive retailers," said Developer Joe Fielden.

Developers hope to make a pitch in front of City Council on April 1st.

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