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New North Shore Publix in Chattanooga to be built with concrete blocks, not just bricks

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A North Shore resident addresses the planning commission on a proposed Publix grocery store in September of 2012. Photo by Jake Daniels/Times Free Press A North Shore resident addresses the planning commission on a proposed Publix grocery store in September of 2012. Photo by Jake Daniels/Times Free Press

CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) -- A North Shore Publix that planners thought would be a four-sided brick building will actually be built with painted concrete blocks on two sides.

"I'm surprised, I think all of us were surprised," said Rice Williams, a member of the North Shore Design Review Committee.

The proposed Publix has been part of a heated debate over the district's stringent building rules, after developers proposed an essentially suburban design for a part of the city known for its urban charm.

Original plans provided to the committee didn't visibly differentiate between the brick and concrete walls, except in a small note that wasn't seen by the public in previous presentations -- or, apparently, by the North Shore Design Review Committee, which unwittingly approved the concrete block walls.

Read more from our news partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.



A North Shore resident addresses the planning commission on a proposed Publix grocery store in September of 2012. Photo by Jake Daniels/Times Free Press

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