Chattanooga’s Regional Planning Agency Wants Community Input On Area 3 Plan

Thursday, May 31, 2018

The City of Chattanooga, the Regional Planning Agency and several neighborhoods that make up Area 3 will kick of its area planning next month. The City and RPA will work with the residents and businesses in the area to craft a vision for the area’s future, identify goals of the community and develop recommendations to guide changes in the area based on community input.

This Area 3 Plan covers a portion of Chattanooga bordered by between the South Chickamauga Creek, Missionary Ridge, I-24, and the Tennessee River Downtown and Missionary Ridge. It includes the neighborhoods of Avondale, Battery Heights, Boyce Station, Bushtown, Churchville, Ferger Place, Gaylan Heights, Glass Farms, Glenwood, Highland Park, Missionary Ridge, Oak Grove, Orchard Knob, Ridgedale, Riverside, Waterhaven and Wheeler Avenue, and encompasses portions of City Council districts 5, 8, and 9.

"An Area Plan provides decision makers with the information they need to make informed decisions affecting the long-range economic, and physical growth of a community. This plan provides policy guiding how, when, and where new growth, redevelopment, and preservation should occur. A plan is not meant to be a rigid solution, but a guide based on the community’s desires," officials said.

“When planning for a community’s future it’s vital that we have input from its members,” said John Bridger, RPA executive director. “While this plan will update and build upon previous plans for this area, these plans are driven by community feedback and we are excited to work with Chattanoogans throughout this process.”

The meeting will be held at Carver YFD Center, 600 N. Orchard Knob Ave. on Saturday, June 23 from noon-2 p.m.

A light lunch will be provided for those in attendance. For more information sign up for RPA’s newsletter on the Area 3 Plan’s webpage and RSVP at 423-643-5948.

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