The site is adjacent to two major north/south corridors, Alcoa Highway (State Route 115/US 129) and North Hall Road (State Route 35), and (as part of TDOT’s plans for the new Alcoa Parkway/Alcoa Highway Relocated) is to have direct future access to nearby McGhee Tyson Airport. The site is edged by both the Springbrook and East Hall neighborhoods, which are neighborhoods of significance to the city’s company town roots, as well as quality commercial/office within Springbrook Corporate Center.
A portion of the site has already been developed for the new Alcoa High School. This state of the art school, which has an architectural theme borrowing from the City’s past school buildings, opened in the fall of 2015 and is prominently positioned for future roadway improvements. All K-12 City schools are in close proximity to this site, within a campus-like setting.
Open space, parks and recreational trails are also features nearby, with additional trails planned to and around the schools. These existing trails are connected to the widely renowned joint Alcoa-Maryville network, which follows Pistol Creek. Pistol Creek, a tributary of the Little River, is also an adjacent feature of this site. Over approximately 265 acres make up the general site area for development and open space opportunities.