The City Chattanooga and George Chase, of Alliance Realty Services, have reached a compromise ahead of this week’s Board of Zoning Appeals (BOZA) meeting on the proposed South Broad Publix development, according to the city.

“We appreciate the good faith effort and patience from the developer to build a high-quality store that fits within in the fabric of the community plan,” Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke said. “This new design includes space for amenities, like small-scale retail, but also an emphasis on pedestrian safety with accessibility and connecting our city with the completion of the Tennessee Riverwalk.”

At Wednesday’s BOZA meeting, the board will see updated plans that include:

  • A location change for the grocery store within the property
  • Additional shopping space added with frontage along Broad Street
  • Redesigned entrances to the property to promote pedestrian safety, rather than high-speed traffic
  • Landscaping treatment along Broad Street

Additionally, the developer has agreed to construct a portion of the Tennessee Riverwalk.

The plans will still need to go through the appeals process where the public will have the opportunity to weigh in on the new design, according to Richel Albright, Communications Director for Mayor Andy Berke.