The City Center Charrette or planning session is a time for all community members to gather and share their desires and ideas for downtown Chattanooga’s City Center district. The district is characterized from south of 4th Street to 12th Street and Highway 27 to Georgia Avenue.
On the night of the charrette, a smaller subset of the district (from 6th to 10th, Highway 27 to Georgia Avenue with the addition of Patten Parkway) will be discussed. This is the Chattanooga community’s opportunity to have their voices heard in the future development of their city’s core, officials said.
Participants can expect an evening of small and large group structured discussions lead by a facilitator and to be encouraged to share their insight.
On Wednesday evening, the community is invited back to hear the unveiling of the initial plan for City Center crafted by local and regional professionals based on the community’s input from Monday, previous research and community studies.
The event will be held at Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E MLK Blvd., on Monday from 5:30-8 p.m. and return on Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
River City Company, downtown Chattanooga's economic development company, is hosting the event along with partners in the Benwood and Lyndhurst Foundations. Ann Coulter and Christian Rushing of Kennedy, Coulter, Rushing and Watson will be conducting the meeting.
For more information contact Amy Donahue, communication specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 664-4831.