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Chattanooga residents could change and shape City Center’s future

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The River City Company and the Brenwood and Lyndhurst Foundations will have a three day design planning session to decide what should happen to the downtown district known as City Center.

The intensive planning session will take place Wednesday, October 7 from 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center.

"River City Company has a long history of involving the community in our planning process," states Kim White, president and CEO of River City Company. "Downtown has a large demand for housing and at the same time vacant and underutilized properties in City Center. We hope a road map with specific recommendations to move this district forward will come out of this community-wide process."

During the meeting a professional design team will take the community's input and data gathered from other sources to develop a plan to catalyze residential, commercial and civic development in this area.

"Chattanooga has a proud history of working together to improve our city for all residents. The Benwood Foundation is glad to be a partner on the City Center Charrette to continue that tradition and to help stimulate creative and innovative efforts to strengthen our community," asserts Jeff Pfitzer of the Benwood Foundation.

The Bessie Smith Cultural Center is located at 200 East MLK Boulevard.

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