As Westside Community Evolves planning activities continue, partners in the effort are moving into the second phase of planning and are seeking more community input to guide the plan. The Chattanooga Design Studio, Chattanooga Housing Authority and City of Chattanooga are partnering with residents, businesses, and other community members to develop a plan for the community’s future.
So far, more than 424 residents in Gateway Towers and College Hill have completed an extensive survey and will reach or exceed the 80 percent goal this week.
As the planning process moves into the visioning phase having input from the broader Westside community will be critical.
Plans are currently underway to host a community workshop in December to share information received from the survey and data collection process, and to begin visioning with the community. The workshop is being designed to accommodate both in-person and virtual participation.
Councilman Erskine Oglesby represents the district and notes, “Processes like these have lots of moving pieces and many voices that we want to hear from; however, to have this level of success so far in the midst of a pandemic is extraordinary. The Westside community is engaged and more importantly, engaging as they offer input about their community’s future.”
For more information or to participate in this important effort, visit: www.Westside_Evolves.com, on Facebook: @CollegeHillCHA, or on Twitter, @CollegeHillCHA.