$26 Million The Landings At Ashwood Wins Planning Commission Backing

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A 250-unit apartment complex on Shallowford Road won approval from the Planning Commission on Monday, though it calls for a higher-density than the Hamilton Place Plan calls for.

The approval came after Mike Price and leaders of TDK Construction held a hallway meeting with neighbors, including Greg Vital of the adjacent Morning Pointe assisted living complex.

Mr. Vital said the developers had fully satisfied his requests for a buffer, including leaving existing vegetation and agreeing to place a vinyl fence and new landscaping.

Mr. Price said the apartment buildings will be no closer than 100 feet from Shallowford Road. A retention pond will be added and a flow study conducted to make sure the project will not add to flooding problems.

Neighbor Joe Schultz said the project is attractive, but he said it adds too many more residents to the congested Shallowford Road area. A traffic expert for the developers said the added traffic would be "a drop in the bucket." He noted that the state is due to widen nearby Shallowford Road. 

Sue Shaw, a former Planning Commission member, said she and others bought nearby condos because they were told the section would not be high density.

The project goes before the City Council on May 14.

 


Kermit Baker With The Joint Center For Housing Studies At Harvard University Speaks To The Chattanooga Remodelers Council

Kermit Baker will speak to the Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga Remodelers Council on Tuesday, April 7.   Mr. Baker is a senior research fellow at the Joint Center and the project director of the Remodeling Futures Program. "This research effort, which began in 1995, is the first comprehensive analysis of U.S. remodeling activity ever undertaken by the Joint ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Recognizes National Fair Housing Month In April

The City of Chattanooga is recognizing Fair Housing Month through a number of activities that promote equal housing for everyone .  The Office of Multi-Cultural Affairs and the Office of Economic and Community Development are collaborating with the Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors, Legal Aid of East Tennessee and Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprises to encourage ... (click for more)

Cabela's To Open Fort Oglethorpe Store May 13

Cabela’s announced Monday plans to celebrate the official grand opening of its new Fort Oglethorpe store on Wednesday, May 13, with a unique ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a weekend-long celebration featuring giveaways, family activities and more.  The ribbon-cutting ceremony, hosted by Cabela's executives and special guests, will begin at 9:45 a.m. and conclude with ... (click for more)

City Detective Who Was Arrested Twice In 4 Months Is Fired After Internal Affairs Investigation

A city detective who was arrested twice in four months has been fired by Police Chief Fred Fletcher. David Catchings had been charged with DUI last September and then with domestic assault at the end of the year. Police said, "After a complete review of both investigations – which included recommendations from Internal Affairs, the Administrative Review Committee and Officer ... (click for more)

Physicians Thank Their Patients On Doctor’s Day

March 30 has been set aside as National Doctors’ Day since 1933 as a time to recognize the contributions made by our physicians. While the recognition is appreciated, our greatest satisfaction comes from caring for our patients.  For 132 years, the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society has been the physicians’ voice as we worked together to improve health of our community. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Goodbye, Dr. Nassour

About 51 years ago, right after Jim Creel had graduated from the University of Texas and was in Guadalajara for medical school, he was surprised to find a complete stranger sitting on his battered and dusty Volkswagen. “He had seen my Longhorns sticker and was thrilled to find somebody else in Mexico who loved the University of Texas. “That’s when our friendship started and it ... (click for more)