Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency Opens “Community Choices Survey” For Area 3 Plan

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

A public survey aimed at identifying the community’s vision for future development in Area 3 is open now through Saturday, March 30. 

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency will use results from community meetings and the “Community Choices Survey” to build the Area 3 Plan, which will serve as a policy guide for development of the area over the next ten years.  

RPA has created five Community Choices Surveys that will cover topics ranging from commercial centers, employment opportunities, housing options, open spaces and transportation. Participants can take each survey once, but do not have to complete all five.

Additionally, RPA staff will hold three workshops where interested community members can drop in during open hours to meet with engineers, learn more about the planning process, provide input on the Area 3 Plan and have any questions answered about the survey or plan. In addition to the open workshop hours, a one-hour meeting will be held featuring a short presentation. 

Area 3 Worshops: 

Thursday, March 7 from 1-6 p.m., East Chattanooga YFD Center, 2409 Dodson Avenue
o Presentation from 5-6 p.m. 

Wednesday, March 13 from 1-6 p.m., Carver YFD Center, 600 N. Orchard Knob Avenue
o Presentation from 5-6 p.m.

Saturday, March 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Glenwood YFD Center, 2610 East 3rd Street
o Presentation from 12-1 p.m. 

Area 3, also known as the Historic River-to-Ridge area, is generally located between Missionary Ridge and Central Avenue, and to the Tennessee River and Interstate 24 to the south to include 17 neighborhoods as part of the planning process that kicked off in Summer 2018. 

The second phase of this planning process is focused on working with the community to identify key locations for future development and also to identify areas that should be preserved in terms of character and unique places. Community residents, business owners and workers from the area are encouraged to get involved, which is why RPA has created multiple ways to give input.  

"Public participation during a planning process is vital if area plans are to reflect a common vision and represent the key ideas that people living in the area share with us," officials said.

After receiving this round of community input, RPA will compare data and analysis for Area 3 while also considering specific stakeholder input on current projects and other factors such as challenges, benefits and/or costs. The end result will be a series of draft goals and recommendations as part of the Area Plan document.

To take the survey online and learn more about the plan, click here. If needed, you may pick up a paper copy of the survey at your local YFD centers. Subscribe to the Area 3 Plan email list for future updates at www.chcrpa.org.  For more information, see the Area 3 Plan website, call 423-643-5900 or email pglaser@chattanooga.gov.


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