The City of Chattanooga will soon be the owner of the 36-acre former Harriet Tubman housing site in East Chattanooga.

Chattanooga Housing Authority board members voted unanimously to accept a $2.6 million cash offer from the city.

"I don't want to hold this community hostage any longer," CHA board chairman Eddie Holmes said during discussion.

CHA officials have been trying to sell the Tubman site, at 1800 Roanoke Ave., for more than two years.

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