The Crossville City Council last night approved a water line extension a part of Beehive Lane. It involves 139.5 acres of land formally owned by Horace Burgess, now owned by Glenn Clark. It is also the property that the famous treehouse is on that Horace Burgess built. Councilman Scot Shanks previously said in a work session that Burgess said the treehouse would have to come down eventually since the wear and tear on it has made it unsafe to occupy. Construction on the treehouse began in 1993. In August 2012, the structure was closed to public access by state fire officials since it had become a public attraction but did not follow fire safety codes.
(Story note – the approval of the water line extenstion on Beehive Road is not related to the treehouse closing. The state closed it seven years ago)