District 6 Summit and Town Hall Meeting Provide Updates on D6 Projects

Councilwoman Berz recently hosted two events to update District 6 residents, businesses and other stakeholders on the positive growth in the area including implementation of the Brainerd Corridor Overlay Plan, Wilson Air Center’s success and the Airport’s walking park and the renewal of Eastgate Town Center’s office complex along with its numerous educational institutions and multi-modal transportation center.

The District 6 Summit took place at Wilson Air Center on February and presentations were made on importance of economic development in District 6 by Sandra Brewer, V.P. of Membership with the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, Brent Goldberg, Chief Operating Officer with the City of Chattanooga, Nick Wilkinson, Deputy Administrator with the Office of Economic and Community Development and Emerson Russell, President & CEO of ERMC.

We heard project status reports from the Airport, Chamber of Commerce midTown and East Brainerd Councils, Regional Planning Agency, CARTA, Trust for Public Land, Ensemble Theatre,  and Ripple Productions.

Councilwoman Berz and Dr. Valerie Radu introduced the new Family Justice Center that will be housed in what will become the midTown Central community space and Greta Hayes highlighted Youth and Family Development programs that will also operate out of this facility.  View the full Executive Summary for this Summit.

The Town Hall Meeting held March 19 at Tyner YFD  Center provided an abbreviated update to economic development projects and updated attendees on current zoning and development, traffic and transportation, neighborhood services and public safety.

Karen Rennich with the Regional Planning Agency talked about the outcomes of recent zoning requests, the success of the new Brainerd Overlay Zone ordinance and the passing of the new Alternative Finance Zone on Brainerd Road, which will help with the density of check cashing and payday lender type business

Bert Kuyrkendall with the Traffic Engineers Office discussed projects in District 6.

Donna Williams, Administrator for the Department of Economic and Community Development talked with attendees about the importance of neighborhood associations and opportunities through the Neighborhood University.  Capt. Edwin McPherson with the Chattanooga Police Department shared the successes of the neighborhood policing initiative in District 6.  He encouraged attendees to contact him regarding any issues and also to attend the monthly Police Interaction Committee meetings at Shepherd YFD Center on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

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