The Low Impact Development Design Competition And Awards Finale Set For July 10

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

For the past four months, teams made up of the area’s top architects, engineers, and designers have been working to develop and integrate green infrastructure into four sites around Chattanooga as part of the Resource Rain Low Impact Development (LID) Design Challenge.

Resource Rain, green|spaces and the City of Chattanooga will host the final presentation and awards ceremony for the competition at Loose Cannon Studios, 1800A Rossville Ave. on Thursday, July 10, at 5 p.

m. Judges will select the first, second and third place winners, but the public's help is sought to select the People's Choice Award of $2,000.

LID Design entrants are focusing their projects on conservation of natural resources, development of practical designs and incorporation of urban design and traditional neighborhood development. They will include LID and green infrastructure practices as the preferred method of managing stormwater, and comply with the new standards set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that go into effect December 2014. Specifically, Challenge entrants were asked to utilize the City of Chattanooga’s storm water management practices as a guide for their designs.

“We are excited to see the site proposals developed over the past several weeks,” said Mayor Andy Berke. “This competition is an innovative way to promote and support sustainable practices. Through this partnership, as well as the involvement of numerous talented professionals, we will have solutions to help make neighborhoods stronger throughout Chattanooga.”

The competition is sponsored by the Lyndhurst Foundation, River City Company, City of Chattanooga, Regional Planning Agency, green|spaces, Hamilton County Water Quality Department, Tennessee Stormwater Association, AquaShield and Belgard.

The following firms are represented in the competition:

Farmer Morgan

Ross Fowler

LDA Engineering

Volkert

Neuhoff Taylor Architects

Arcadis

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

DH&W Architects

March Adams

Casey Neal Landscape Architects

Ragan Smith Associates

URS Corporations

Kennon | Cannon Workshop

Stantec Consulting Services

W.M. Whitaker & Associates Landscape Architects

Geosyntec

Garth Brown Designers


 


Real Estate Transfers For June 16-21

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)

Chattanooga Home Sales Up In May

Home sales were up in May, often with quick multiple offers that are near, at or even above asking price, depending on the factors of the home and submarket in question. It was widely predicted that healthy sales activity would be seen during the second quarter of 2016, and the market has not disappointed. New Listings in the Chattanooga region decreased 6.0 percent to 1,313. ... (click for more)

County Commission Gives Up Fight On $900,000 In Discretionary Funds

County Commission members have given up the fight for the annual $900,000 in discretionary funds. Commission Chairman Chester Bankston said there was not enough money available after requests from a number of agencies and departments were cut to balance the budget without a tax increase. Commissioner Sabrena Smedley said the fact that commissioners can no longer allot the ... (click for more)

1 Person Killed And Several Others Injured In 2 Wrecks Near Ooltewah Exit Of I-75

One person was killed and several others injured in two wrecks early Wednesday morning on I-75 northbound at exit 11.   Northbound lanes were closed while emergency crews worked both accidents. Traffic was rerouted to Old Lee Highway to avoid the accident scene.   Traffic was backed up for an extended time before it eventually re-opened.   The initial ... (click for more)

General Bell: Chattanooga Needs The Coolidge Medal Of Honor Heritage Center - And Response (7)

I'm pleased and indeed compelled to let you know a bit more about the exciting and most honorable "Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center" planned for Coolidge Park.     Here's what the Heritage Center will be:  It will be a fitting capstone for Chattanooga's Coolidge Park on Northshore in downtown Chattanooga.  While this exceptional Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: What You Leave Behind

Randy Travis, one of the best at singing country songs that has ever been, had a song about three people who got killed when an 18-wheeler missed a stop sign. There was a farmer and a teacher, a hooker and a preacher on this bus and Randy tells us: “One's headed for vacation, one for higher education, An' two of them were searchin' for lost souls.” In that wonderful song, the ... (click for more)