Westside Evolves Planning Process Moving Into Stage 2

Hosting Workshops For Public To Provide Insight Into Future Of Neighborhood

Thursday, March 4, 2021

The Westside Community Evolves planning process is moving into Stage 2, and is seeking insight from the public regarding what they envision for the future of the Westside neighborhood.

The planning team will lead participants in a series of workshops that will include exercises and conversations in order to begin to shape a shared vision for the future of the neighborhood. These workshops will include discussions about priorities and preferences regarding new housing, neighborhood retail and amenities, transportation, public infrastructure, supportive service programs and more. The shared vision that emerges during Stage 2 will guide the design of a detailed draft plan to come in Stage 3 of the planning process.

There will be two different topics discussed in these series of workshops. For the first workshop, titled "Buildings, Places & Connections", the public is invited to share their priorities and preferences regarding the built environment, which includes new housing, neighborhood retail and amenities, transportation, public infrastructure, parks, and other open spaces in the neighborhood.

The ”Buildings, Places & Connections” workshops will take place virtually on Saturday, March 6, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and Thursday, March 11, from 12-2 p.m. Participants can register here.

During the second workshop, titled "People, Services & Opportunities," the public is invited to share their priorities and preferences for essential services and supportive programs needed to help Westside residents and their families improve their health and wellness, income and employment, education, and overall quality of life.

The “People, Services & Opportunities” workshops will take place virtually on Monday, March 8, from 2:30-4:30 p.m., Saturday, March 13, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., and Monday, March 15, from 4-6 p.m.  Participants can register here.

College Hill Courts is Chattanooga’s oldest and largest public housing community, dating back to 1940. The community has evolved over several decades and now includes a mix of primarily subsidized housing with over 2,000 residents. Through this planning process, the future of the Westside District is being proactively imagined. The study area encompasses the area between U.S. 27, Riverfront Parkway, MLK Boulevard and Main Street.

For any questions about registration, call Lindsey Willke with Chattanooga Design Studio at 423-664-4837 or email info@chattanoogastudio.com.


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