Around 90 people attended a M.L. King Neighborhood Association meeting this evening to hear Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield discuss the nine-acre campus of homeless services the city plans to develop in the area.
Questions raised by residents ranged from how the project would be paid for, to when residents would actively be involved in the planning process.
Mr. Littlefield said the city is working to secure federal funds for campus that will be located at the old farmers’ market on East 11th Street. An action plan is being put together to involve everyone in the planning process, he said.
Moses Freeman, president of the neighborhood association, asked the mayor to respond to residents concerns that their property values might decrease if the campus was developed.
Mr. Littlefield said assured residents the project is being developed so that “anything that we do down there is going to help the property values of the entire community.”
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