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Rezoning for proposed NorthShore apartments goes before council

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB)  --  Louveda Alexander is one of a couple dozen NorthShore residents who oppose a proposed apartment and business complex on Cherokee Boulevard.

"I feel it'd be better not to because of the people living here, so I think it would be nicer not to have it," says Alexander.

The developer, John Wise, wants to renovate a vacant building at 530 Cherokee Boulevard and build an 18-unit apartment complex directly next to it.

In early April, the Regional Planning Agency denied rezoning the property to a commercial/mixed use zone, after the opposition voiced their concerns. 

However, Wise wasn't at that meeting.

"I knew about the meeting, I just wrote it down wrong on my pad, and just completely missed it," says Wise.  

"We have since met with the residents that were in opposition and the developer. We all sat down and hammered out some conditions," District 1 Councilman Chip Henderson says.

Henderson says the two sides compromised on the type of business that would move in and its hours of operation.

"Right now we've got a medical supply business, they deal in medical devices," Wise explains.

"I think it'll be a nice attraction, and I think it'll actually help home values in that neighborhood," Henderson says. "As of right now it looks like I will be supporting the zoning change."

City council is expected to vote on the proposal at tonight's meeting.

Stay with for updates as they become available.

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