$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.

 


City Of Chattanooga Grants HOME Funds For 16 Affordable Housing Units In Chattanooga

Chattanooga City Council approved a plan from the Department of Economic & Community Development (ECD) to administer more than half a million dollars in federal funds for the creation of 16 affordable housing units in neighborhoods across Chattanooga. These funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are designated under the HOME program, ... (click for more)

Real Estate Transfers For Feb. 9-15

NOTICE: The Hamilton County Register’s Office did not publish this data. All information in the Register’s Office is public information as set out in T.C.A. 10-7-503. For questions regarding this report, please call Chattanoogan.com at 423 266-2325. GI numbers, listed when street addresses are not available, refer to the location of transactions (book number and page number) ... (click for more)

St. Elmo Woman, 45, Dies At County Workhouse On Wednesday Night; Investigation Underway

An inmate died at the county workhouse at Silverdale on Wednesday night, and an investigation is underway.   She was identified as  Dana Shunice Palmer, 45, of St. Elmo.   Ms. Palmer was booked into the Hamilton County Jail from the Chattanooga Police Department on Feb. 14 on a public Intoxication charge. She was transferred from the jail to CoreCivic ... (click for more)

Shannon Whitfield Raising Rates At Money-Losing Walker County Landfill; Moratorium Placed On Fracking, Deep Well Drilling, Tiny Homes

New Walker County Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield is raising rates at the money-losing Walker County Landfill. The higher charges go into effect on March 1. Mr. Whitfield, during his campaign, said the landfill had been losing about $500,000 per year for many years. He said other area landfills were making a profit, but Walker County was having to subsidize its landfill. ... (click for more)

CVB Should Share Financials With The Home Folks

The recent debate over the Convention and Visitor's Bureau's funding and budget has gotten ugly. A Hamilton County commissioner has asked questions and made comments about the CVB. The director of the CVB has organized a campaign to dismiss the commissioner's questions and comments. The children on the playground are choosing sides and nothing useful seems to be happening. It's ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Haggling Must Stop

Far be it for me to suggest the Hamilton County Commission and the School Board need to spend more time at recess but it was obvious this week the two groups need to work at being better friends. We have nine county commissioners and just as many corresponding school board members to work together for the betterment of one entity – Hamilton County. Everybody who thinks that is happening ... (click for more)