Site Of Former Church On McCallie Avenue Slated For UTC Housing

Thursday, April 4, 2013

The site of a former church on McCallie Avenue that was demolished after a portion of it collapsed will wind up for use as UTC student housing.

The city is asking to have the lot at 860 McCallie Ave. declared as surplus property.

It would then be transferred for use in meeting the needs of UTC's growing enrollment.

A staff report of the Regional Planning Agency says, "Both the Downtown Plan and the Comprehensive Plan recommend infill housing for urban core areas.

The site is located along a mixed-use commercial and residential corridor, where higher density housing is appropriate. In addition, higher density housing is recommended to meet the needs of UTC’s expanding student population.

"Staff recommends approval, since higher density student housing is consistent with the Downtown Plan, the Comprehensive Plan, and with recommended strategies for meeting UTC’s housing needs."


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