Riverwalk expansion land approved by county - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

Riverwalk expansion land approved by county

Posted: Updated:
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

Hamilton County is one step closer to expanding its scenic Riverwalk.

The Hamilton County Commission approved the real estate funding for the third phase of the Riverwalk project Wednesday. The extension will head south through the city's industrial area to the foot of Lookout Mountain.

"You look at the mountains, and you look at the river... It would be horrible if we didn't capitalize on something as beautiful as our river," said Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger.

Mayor Coppinger said grants and donations are going towards funding the $13.1 million project. Eighty percent of that comes from federal funds and 20-percent comes from private donations.

The Riverwalk has helped boost local tourism and makes visitors like Jerry Lawson, want to come back.  Lawson traveled from out of state to check out the boat tours -- something he can't do back home.

"In Georgia, unless you want to travel to the coast... you have some lakes there, but being away is kind of special," said Lawson.

It's special for tourists, but even more so for those who call the Scenic City home, like Julie West-Hammond.  She said she shows off the Riverwalk to family visiting from out of town.

"You bring them in, and they just can't believe it has all these facets to it."

  • NewsMore>>

  • A freezing start. Gradual warming through the weekend.

    A freezing start. Gradual warming through the weekend.

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:43 AM EDT2014-04-16 09:43:31 GMT
    (WRCB) - Good Wednesday. After a freezing start for many, we will see a slow warming trend over the next few days that will take us into the 80s by the weekend.We start with today with highs reaching the low 60s this afternoon with sunny skies. Tonight, we will drop back into the 30s, though I do expect it o be a little warmer than this morning. Still, I would not be surprised to see some patchy frost in some isolated spots.We will have sunshine with highs in the upper 60s Thursday afternoon....More
    (WRCB) - Good Wednesday. After a freezing start for many, we will see a slow warming trend over the next few days that will take us into the 80s by the weekend.We start with today with highs reaching the low 60s this afternoon with sunny skies. Tonight, we will drop back into the 30s, though I do expect it o be a little warmer than this morning. Still, I would not be surprised to see some patchy frost in some isolated spots.We will have sunshine with highs in the upper 60s Thursday afternoon....More
  • Stories of Hope

    St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital labs makes a differences in preventing disease

    St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital labs makes a differences in preventing disease

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:37 AM EDT2014-04-16 09:37:40 GMT
    When St. Jude Children's Research Hospital opened its door more than 50 years ago.  The survival rate for childhood cancer was just 20 percent.
    Now, thanks to life-saving research done in the labs at St. Jude, the overall survival rate is more than 80 percent.  In this Story of Hope, Jed Mescon takes us inside a lab and talks with a researcher who says his work wouldn't be possible without supporters like you.
    More
    When St. Jude Children's Research Hospital opened its door more than 50 years ago.  The survival rate for childhood cancer was just 20 percent.
    Now, thanks to life-saving research done in the labs at St. Jude, the overall survival rate is more than 80 percent.  In this Story of Hope, Jed Mescon takes us inside a lab and talks with a researcher who says his work wouldn't be possible without supporters like you.
    More
  • Vocational students strut their skills in competition

    Vocational students strut their skills in competition

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:36 AM EDT2014-04-16 09:36:50 GMT
    Hundreds of vocational high school students from across Tennessee are in town this week for the annual Skills USA Competition.  Inside the Trade Center these talented young people are putting their skills on display.More
    Hundreds of vocational high school students from across Tennessee are in town this week for the annual Skills USA Competition.  Inside the Trade Center these talented young people are putting their skills on display.More
Powered by WorldNow
Can't find what you're looking for?

WRCB-TV
900 Whitehall Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 267-5412

WRCB Jobs EEO | FCC Public Files

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WRCB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.