By Ashley Rader
The Elizabethton Historic Zoning Commission heard a presentation from Gray Stothart with the First Tennessee Development District on the development of a conservation district in Elizabethton.
The commission first discussed the possibility of initiating a conservation district in Elizabethton during the May meeting. The district chosen would be in the area of Carter Boulevard and Pine Hill Road, along with portions of Orchard, Field and Garden Roads. The reason for choosing that area of the city is that the neighborhood is one of the more unique sections of town since a large majority of the homes in that area were built in the late 1920s as homes for the workers in the rayon factories.