Sunday, February 6, 2011

Airport Land Purchase Falls Through

Officials at the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport say plans have fallen through to purchase about 20 acres of nearby land. The airport's board voted in December to buy the property in Sparta from the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation for about $1,000 an acre. But airport manager Jim Kmet says the purchase is now off the table indefinitely because of unspecified family legal issues with the original property owners. According to the Cookeville Herald-Citizen, there were no concrete plans for the land. But Kmet said the airport could have leased it to a farmer or used it for future mitigation of wetlands.