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City seeks input on North Shore parks plan

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – The City of Chattanooga is looking for your input as it begins to develop plans for what it is calling a gateway to the North Shore Parks District.

Representatives from landscape architect firm, Jones & Jones, will present concept plans for tying the natural areas on Moccasin Bend and Stringer's Ridge with the development on the North Shore.

The public presentation will be held at the Chattanooga Convention Center on Thursday, August 18, at 5:30 p.m.

City officials say the plans will focus on the Manufacturer's Road, Hamm Road and Cherokee Boulevard corridors.

"The designation of Moccasin Bend as a National Archeological District and the recent purchase of Stringers Ridge for conservation and recreation present our community with an incredible opportunity," said Design Center Director Karen Hundt.  "Focusing on each of these areas in isolation would certainly have led to missed opportunities.  How we protect and use the natural resources; how we develop the area leading into Moccasin Bend; how we connect these areas; and how they, in turn, connect to the surrounding community are questions we need to answer."

Jones & Jones is leading a team of national and local designers to help our community think through these issues and develop one plan that illustrates a shared vision for the entire area and identifies actions needed to transform that vision into reality.

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency is coordinating this effort in partnership with the Friends of Moccasin Bend, the National Park Service, the Trust for Public Land, and the Chattanooga and Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Departments. This integrated Plan will help guide future development, identify and design high quality public spaces, identify potential connections, and protect the integrity of our natural and cultural resources.

To RSVP for the August 18 public meeting, contact the Regional Planning Agency at 423-643-5901. 


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