1) Tennessee Historical Commission added 3 new sites to the National Register of Historic Places & a fourth site (Jefferson Commercial) is pending
College Hill Historic District Boundary Increase, North Washington Historic District and Dunbar Carver Historic District – Three historic districts in Brownsville, Haywood County, were listed in the National Register as part of the city’s efforts to recognize their historic resources. The College Hill Historic District was originally listed in the National Register in 1980 with 83 properties included. A revised nomination doubled the number of properties and documented later 20th century residences that are an important part of the community’s architectural heritage. The North Washington Historic District is comprised of around 150 properties and includes houses, commercial buildings, government buildings and religious buildings. Although most buildings in the district were constructed around 1900, the ages of buildings range from 1830 to 1964. Twenty-six properties in the Dunbar-Carver Historic District represent the African American heritage of Brownsville. In addition to houses, two commercial buildings and a school are included in the district.
2) Another project now underway for Brownsville with funding from the Tennessee Historical Commission is the Heritage Tour. The plan is to map out and describe in print and online our historic districts, heritage/cultural treasures, and local attractions. There will be a mobile and online app accessible by tourists linked to the City, Main Street, and Delta Heritage Center websites.
3) Vision Haywood County 2015
Vision Haywood County’s mission statement is that it “exists to provide resources to individuals and organizations which propose and will implement creative
projects which address the needs of the community and to enhance life in Haywood County.”
4) I-40 Advantage Industrial Park Site
Located northeast of Memphis, this Tennessee Certified Site is less than five miles from Interstate 40, Tennessee’s main east-west corridor for truck traffic.
Here, you will find nearly 140 acres prepared to accommodate future industrial development. Due to the acreage available and the property’s shape and gentle slope, this site is ideally suited for a large manufacturing facility or distribution center and has the flexibility to accommodate a range of building needs and configurations.
5) Boys & Girls Club moved to a new facility (the old YMCA) which is a bigger building for this club that services 85 children!
- See more at: http://www.tnecd.com/certified-sites/20/i-40-advantage-industrial-park-site/#sthash.g7fe42Ji.dpuf