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One Riverfront for Everyone

"As City Councilwoman I will always support development that prioritizes people over profits and lifts community voices in the direction of progress."

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The Riverfront has seen its share of development, and as we enter into a new decade there are new developments on the horizon. From 21st Century Waterfront to One Riverfront, the necessity to keep this area relevant is vital to the heart of our city.


Why now? As the Riverfront became a tourist attraction and location for several national events such as Iron Man and Head of the Hooch, many Chattanoogans felt overlooked and disconnected. There is a need for Chattanoogans to connect to the Riverfront, to feel a part of the growth of the area and not like a tourist in their own city. Especially since both public and private dollars went into the initial revitalization.


One Riverfront aims to connect Chattanoogans to Chattanooga.


“Though Chattanooga has made significant strides over the past 30 years in reinvigorating its riverfront and downtown core, the Riverfront District has also grappled with the challenges of aging infrastructure and amenities, single-mode roadway design, and an imbalance of tourist and visitor activity relative to local use. The Riverfront District also shares, along with the Greater Chattanooga community, the tremendously important civic responsibility to improve social and economic equity.” -One Riverfront Chattanooga Website


The River City Company has a huge task ahead but has started off on a good note with community input sessions driving this new project. As City Councilwoman I will always support development that prioritizes people over profits and lifts community voices in the direction of progress.


Give your input on the One Riverfront project here.



Resources:

ONE Riverfront Chattanooga

21st Century Waterfront Plan

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