August 5, 2021 Blogs

Property Development Opportunities at TRI

Tri-Cities Airport and the property it occupies are larger than many residents of our region may be aware. The airport property includes acres of land surrounding the airport, not all of which is ideal for aeronautical purposes. While the airport is required to maintain ownership of these properties to ensure proper air rights and clearance, the properties are available for long-term lease and development by the airport or third parties.

Several building sites surrounding the airport represent huge opportunities for developers in the region, including land which is very nearly waterfront and offers a view of Boone Lake. The property in question totals more than 36 acres and offers exceptional access to the airport for frequent travelers and proximity to Northeast State Community College. With a short 15-minute drive, you can access the property from Blountville or Johnson City and approximately 20 minutes’ drive will take you to downtown Bristol or Kingsport. While developers can propose a multitude of uses for properties such as this one, a housing development on the site might be an ideal fit. For more information about this property, click here.

Another site could be ideal for a hotel development with 2+/- acres offering road frontage on U.S. Highway 75, though the airport authority is willing to consider any reasonable proposal. This property is located near the intersection of Highway 75 and Hamilton Road and offers quick and easy access for guests to get to early morning flights. For more information about this property, click here.

A partnership with TRI represents a unique opportunity for any developer who may be seeking a property in our region. Tri-Cities Airport offers an ideal location central to all three of the region’s cities and just miles from both Interstate-26 and Interstate-81. To learn more about available properties and to schedule site visits, please contact Mark Canty at or by calling 423-367-2385.