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February 25, 2014
The Final City Center Plan
The Final City Center Plan

From redesigning transit to increased residential offerings and improvement to public spaces, the final City Center Plan has been unveiled. Acting as a road map for River City Company operations over the next several years, the plan is rooted in civic input and data that will continue to make Downtown Chattanooga the place to live, work and play.


From the thriving Riverfront to the burgeoning Southside, it is now time for City Center to bloom. Although home to many of our businesses and corporations that provide needed jobs in our area, City Center lacks the animation and vibrancy that other parts of our city contain. City Center stretches from south of 4th street to 12th and Highway 27 to Georgia Avenue; the City Center Plan focuses on a smaller area of the district with the inclusion of Patten Parkway.


From a recent study that reported over 900 residential units could be supported annually in Downtown Chattanooga, providing residential options in City Center is key to the success of the area, and the City Center Plan identifies where those opportunities lie including the 700 block of Market Street and redevelopment of underutilized commercial buildings. The plan also addresses secondary residential issues like parking and support services (i.e. drug stores, grocery stores). In addition to residential offerings, the City Center plan showcases the opportunity to redesign Miller Park and Patten Parkway to create inviting and useable public spaces that spur economic activity on the borders. Last, transportation in the core of our city is addressed with an emphasis on the pedestrian and cyclist experiences including a redesign of Broad Street incorporating protected cycle tracks, a first for a Tennessee city.


As a company, River City Company will use this plan to guide our efforts over the next several years to directly change and advocate for progress that will continue to make our city dynamic and attract and retain talented people in our area. To read the plan in its entirety, please click here.