KINGSPORT, Tenn. -

An annual report reveals 15 years of continuous growth in Downtown Kingsport.

According to the Sullivan County Property Assessor's records, last year property values increased by more than $8 million in Downtown Kingsport. This is the fifteenth year property values have steadily increased.

Assistant City Manager for Development, Jeff Fleming, attributes the growth to several remodeling and rehabilitation projects across the area.

Since 1999 total downtown property values have nearly doubled, increasing by $72.5 million.