A new editorial in the Knoxville News-Sentinel discusses Arrowmont’s future. Most significant:
“Locals need to get involved. Gatlinburg needs some rules about what happens to that property. (The Arrowmont location has) the only green grass growing in Gatlinburg. (The Pi Phi property) did so much for Gatlinburg. They don’t need to give it to a developer.”
Gatlinburg Mayor Mike Werner, who owns land in the development area, is pro-development. Pi Phi, according to some sources, could use the cash from a sale.
Going forward, Werner should recuse himself from any official discussions about the Arrowmont property, since he stands to profit personally.