Oak Ridge North, Developers Plan for 7.7-acre Project to Include Retail Center on Robinson Road

A business park with industrial, office and retail offerings is under discussion for Robinson Road in Oak Ridge North’s extraterritorial jurisdiction as part of the city’s ongoing economic development.

At the April 11 meeting of the City Council, Nate Newman of Newman Development Corp. discussed recent progress toward a development agreement with the city for Woodlands Ridge Business Park, which would require a public utility expansion. City officials said in meeting materials there was adequate supply for water and sewer to be extended to the proposed complex.

According to city materials, the process began in May 2019 when Newman requested a predevelopment meeting regarding a future development in the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction as well as potential annexation into the city.

On April 11, Newman said the development company agreed to the several requests the city had previously made for the project, including upgrading its plans for a facade as well as incorporating a retail center as part of its plan. Click to read more at www.communityimpact.com.