CHA Receives New Offers For Tubman Property; Does Not Release Details

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Officials of the Chattanooga Housing Authority said they have received preliminary offers from prospective buyers for the sale of the Harriet Tubman property. 

The CHA’s broker, Dennis Harris of the Kirkland Company, is in the process of clarifying and evaluating aspects of each preliminary offer, it was stated.

Officials said, "We will release the details of the offers when they have been fully evaluated by the broker and CHA staff."

Mayor Andy Berke on Feb. 7 sent an offer to the CHA of $1 million, plus the Poss Homes site, for the Tubman property.

Mayor Berke said the plan would be to demolish the existing structures at the former CHA housing development and market the property for light industry.

The Poss Homes site includes 19.9 acres near I-24 and Howard School.

Mayor Berke said the total value of the city offer is $2.87 million.

The city made an earlier offer for the Tubman site, but CHA instead opted for a private developer. However, that deal fell through. 


 


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