This would be a great place for a rock quarry if it wasn’t next to a historic neighborhood, Old Hickory Lake, Old Hickory Dam and the most popular recreation area in Tennessee.
Industrial Land Developers LLC has applied for a permit for a surface mining (pit) operation to supply the building industry. They have formed a coalition with the State Government and the Army Corp of Engineers to push hard for this site in the face of a significant local backlash.
It’s always suspicious when big government tries to push people around in their own backyard.
In addition to the unusual level of support, this property has a few twists that are getting swept under the rug.
First, the proposed blasting site is within 6oo feet of the earthen part of Old…