Explore Downtown Living Tour Set For June 3

Monday, April 30, 2018
Whether you're looking for a new place to call home, have an interest in urban living or desire a unique way to spend a Sunday afternoon in Downtown Chattanooga, join the Explore Downtown Living Tour of 14 downtown apartment and condo developments on Sunday, June 3 from 1-4 p.m. 
Free and open to the public, check-in will be at Miller Plaza, 850 Market St., and pre-registration is encouraged for this River City Company program. Gray Line Trolleys, which offers the Chattanooga Hop Trolley Tour, will be providing free trolley service along the tour loop for easy access to all the developments for the day’s event.
“With over $1 billion dollars of private investment that’s occurred in Downtown Chattanooga since 2015, and a majority of that development work going towards housing, we know there are a lot of people who want to explore and eventually live in these new or renovated downtown spaces,” states Kim White, president and CEO of River City Company. “As Downtown Chattanooga’s advocate, River City is excited to organize this showcase of living options. Whether you want a studio on the Southside, a view of the river in Cameron Harbor or want the ultimate urban experience right in the heart of City Center, there's a property for you on this tour.” 
This new wave of private investment in Downtown Chattanooga includes 3,048 apartment units; 1,968 student beds; 1,075 hotel rooms; 272 condos and townhomes; and 993,100 square feet of commercial space.  
“Passenger Flats is excited to be a part of the Downtown Living Tour,” states Cat Collier Martinez, apartment manager at Passenger Flats. “Whether you end up at one of our studios to two bedroom units located on the Chattanooga Choo Choo’s campus or at one of the many other properties on the tour, downtown living provides an incredible lifestyle for so many, packed with unmatched amenities.”
Free tickets for the Explore Downtown Living Tour can be secured at www.rivercitycompany.com. The participating properties in the tour include:
Passenger Flats – 1351 Passenger St.
The Fleetwood Building – 232 E 11th St.
The Henry Lofts - 1920 Chestnut St.
Bluebird Row Apartments – 1350 Passenger St.
City Center
Tomorrow Building – 818 Georgia Ave.
Market City Center – 728 Market St.
Walk2Campus – 605 Lindsay St.
Maclellan Apartments – 721 Broad St.
Douglas Heights – 930 Douglas St.
Palmetto Place – 910 E 8th St.
The Edge – 422 Vine St.
Vista Cameron Harbor – 805 Canal St.
Exchange Cameron Harbor – 804 Riverfront Pkwy.
10 North – 20 Cherokee Blvd.

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