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Legacy Parks Foundation, UT Research Park announce partnership to develop concept plan

Legacy Parks Foundation and the University of Tennessee (UT) Research Park at Cherokee Farm have announced a unique partnership to develop a concept plan that will make the park an even more attractive site for innovative businesses to locate as well as enhance the park for the entire public to enjoy.

Under the arrangement, Legacy Parks will serve a coordinating role in the development of the concept plan, working with UT, Ross Fowler Landscape Architecture, and UT Knoxville’s Department of Anthropology and McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture in a process expected to take about six months.

The concept plan will respond to the increasing demand for integrated live-work-play environments in which businesses can locate. The research park’s location in the bend of the Tennessee River provides an ideal setting to build out park features to make the site a key destination for innovative businesses and park users.

One of the unique features of the UT Research Park is its unique archaeological zone, which includes nearly 85 acres that will be preserved to recognize the location of major Native American settlements dating as early as 12,000 years ago until about AD 1600. There’s also a 2.2-mile section of greenway along the shoreline of Cherokee Farm.

You can learn more by reading the news release (Legacy Parks Partnering with UT Research Park at Cherokee Farm).

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