In January 2020, River City Company embarked on a new planning process for the Riverfront District with the ONE Riverfront project. ONE Riverfront recognizes that Chattanooga has made significant strides over the past 30 years to reinvigorate its riverfront and downtown core, but today, the Riverfront District grapples with the challenges of aging infrastructure and amenities, single-mode roadway design and an imbalance of tourist and visitor activity relative to local use.
After the first series of community input sessions, COVID-19 forced the planning process and outreach events to be held virtually. Since then, over 1,500 voices have contributed ideas to guide the vision for the future Riverfront District.
“The goal of the ONE Riverfront Project is to develop a greater sense of a place for all Chattanoogans to connect and enjoy through programming and activation. We have heard many great ideas so far and want to continue the conversation to further explore all that is possible for the space,” stated Emily Mack, president and CEO of River City Company. The upcoming Community Roundtable series will provide the ability for community members to hear the ideas shared and how they are shaping opportunities for the Riverfront District. Additional feedback on the ideas will be asked during the roundtable sessions.
To accommodate as many people as possible, four sessions will be hosted:
March 2 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1:30-3 p.m.
March 4 3:30-5 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m.
The session held on March 2 at 1:30 p.m. will include ASL interpretation and captioning. All sessions will include the same materials and information.
Community members can RSVP for one of the sessions and learn more about the project at www.oneriverfrontcha.com.