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CNE buys Tennessee Temple lots for affordable housing as neighbors question piecemeal approach

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Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise is buying 33 properties scattered around the perimeter of Tennessee Temple University, which is working to offload large chunks of its sprawling, crumbling campus to local groups.

But neighbors want to know more about the university's plan for its property, which they say could make or break the Highland Park community.

CNE will pay $330,000 -- about $10,000 per lot -- for land that includes more than two dozen residential plots and four dilapidated former dormitories. The nonprofit agency hopes to create affordable housing that will revitalize the Highland Park neighborhood, said Martina Guilfoil, new president and CEO of the local nonprofit.

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