Construction continues on Downtown Chattanooga's Miller Park; so do fundraising efforts to pay for the ten million dollar project.
River City Company is in charge of the project. The company still needs two and a half million dollars to complete the yearlong renovations.
The project is well underway, but River City is still asking for help paying for it. Channel 3 obtained a copy of a letter sent to 25 big area businesses, suggesting the amount they should donate to dig the project out of debt.
Wednesday crews were out working to clear the park. The park will be raised to street level and will feature an amphitheater, garden, and seating.
It's expected to take a year to finish. River City is partnering with the city to solicit donations. The company met with businesses recently about the project and followed up with written agreements, proposing donations in the thousands of dollars.
Kim White, CEO of River City Company, said those letters should not have come as a surprise to businesses. This is a process White said they have followed before, and she's confident her team will be able to raise the 2 and a half million dollars needed before the park is complete.
The City of Chattanooga is spending more than four million dollars on the project. Miller Park will be closed until July 2018.