City, County Finally Find Buyer For 23rd Street Armory

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The city land county have finally found a buyer for the armory on 23rd Street and Willow.

City officials said, after several requests for proposals were fruitless, Stringfellow has made an offer of $157,348.

The Nashville-based firm deals in heavy truck equipment retrofitting.

A 60-year lease on the property was not renewed by the Army in 2012, so the property fell to the city and county.

Responding to City Council Vice Chairman Chip Henderson, Eddie Anderson of Stringfellow said he would consider letting the local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America use one section of the property that includes three meeting rooms.

He said he would ask that the group fix the roof on that section as well as carrying liability insurance.

To help make the deal possible, the City Council and County Commission are being asked to declare the property to be surplus. 


Real Estate Transfers For Aug. 14-22

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)

Thrive 2055 Gains Key Financial Support From Across The Region

Key organizations and companies across the 16-county region are joining the effort to fund Thrive 2055, a process to develop a cooperative regional strategy for the future, officials said. As Thrive 2055 begins its third and final year, Shaw Industries is taking the lead to broaden regional funding for the process through a commitment of $50,000. Additional commitments totaling ... (click for more)

City Sound Control Ordinance Goes Into Effect In 30 Days

A controversial Downtown Sound Control Ordinance will go into effect in 30 days after being approved by the City Council on second reading. Councilwoman Carol Berz said she believes it is a good ordinance, but not a perfect one, and that it should be under continual review for possible revisions. The ordinance itself calls for it to be examined at the end of the first year. ... (click for more)

Boy, 15, Shot In The Shoulder On Taylor Street

A 15-year-old boy was shot in the shoulder on Taylor Street on Tuesday night. At approximately 7 p.m., Chattanooga Police received a call of shots fired in the area of 3200 Taylor  and were advised at 7:22 p.m. that a person arrived at a local hospital suffering from a gunshot wound. Investigators were advised that the young black male sustained a gunshot wound to his ... (click for more)

Noise Fallout Coming Soon On Chattanooga's Flawed Sound Control Ordinance - And Response (3)

I have been practicing acoustical, audio and sound engineering for more than twenty years. Since I understand many aspects of sound, I sent the enclosed letter to the Chattanooga City Council members regarding some of my concerns on the impending noise ordinance changes. My comments were unacknowledged.     August 19, 2014 Dear Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Al Sharpton’s Wise Remarks

I’ll admit I paid little more than scant attention to the Monday funeral of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by police bullets in Ferguson, Mo., after he allegedly was involved in strong-armed robbery. There are too many tawdry details and, in my way of thinking, there is nothing under God’s sun, absolutely nothing, that gives others the right to riot, burn ... (click for more)