(Times Free Press) - Purpose Built Community, an Atlanta-based nonprofit co-founded by billionaire Warren Buffet to improve impoverished neighborhoods, may be coming to Chattanooga.

At the invitation of Mayor Ron Littlefield, Purpose Built Vice President Carol Naughton met with about 50 city officials, residents and business leaders at First Baptist Church this month to give a presentation about the organization.

Purpose Built Chattanooga is a concept for creating a planned community that includes new housing for residents of mixed incomes, a charter school, early learning programs and community services such as job training, senior services and supportive services, Naughton said.

Those, in turn, draw businesses, she said.

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