Correction: A previous version of this story indicated the council would delay the second vote on the land agreement. The council delayed a decision pertaining to another item on the agenda, not the Harriet Tubman housing site.

UPDATE: Chattanooga City Council members voted to approve a land donation agreement that would give the Harriet Tubman housing site to Nippon Paint.


ORIGINAL STORY: Chattanooga city council members plan to vote on a donation agreement for the former Harriet Tubman housing site tonight.

Nippon Paint wants to build an automotive paint plant on the site, creating 150 new jobs in the area.

It would be a 27,000 square foot facility.

Mayor Andy Berke says about 20 acres of the property would be left for the community.

The city wants property taxes collected from Nippon to be reinvested through a tax increment-financing district.

The following is the full resolution and land donation agreement being considered by the council:

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