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Lincoln Park residents unhappy with Chattanooga-Erlanger land deal

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) -

Less than two weeks after Lincoln Park residents learned city and Erlanger hospital officials agreed to a deal that paves the way for the restoration of their neighborhood park, those residents said they did not get what they really wanted after all.

"They gave me what they wanted me to have," said Vanice Hughley, president of the Lincoln Park neighborhood association.

On Oct. 24, Erlanger's board of trustees agreed to give 5.3 acres of land so the historical park could be preserved for neighborhood use. In return, the city gave Erlanger about eight acres in Alton Park for potential development as a community health center.

Jeff Cannon, the city's chief operating officer, told Lincoln Park residents during a meeting last week it is not every day that a hospital gives away 5.3 acres of land.

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