published Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Work on downtown Chattanooga apartments starts

Walnut Commons
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Work began today on what will be the largest apartment complex built in downtown Chattanooga in a generation.

Walnut Commons, when finished in about a year, will hold 100 apartments with rents in the range of $750 to $1,200 a month, said Bob McKenzie, a partner in the project.

The $11 million, 100,000-square-foot structure also will hold a new Little MIss Mag Early Learning Center to enable it to serve more families, officials said.

John Clark, another member of the development team, said the project has been “very difficult, very complicated, very worthwhile.”

Located at Riverfront Parkway and Aquarium Way, the building was originally proposed six years ago.

See full story in Friday’s Times Free Press.

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Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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