published Monday, September 30th, 2013

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke withdraws Tubman housing offer

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke has withdrawn his offer to purchase the former Harriet Tubman public housing site for $1 million.

This summer Berke had proposed purchasing the 35-acre tract of public housing from the Chattanooga Housing Authority and turing the land into an industrial site.

Berke announced today that he was taking the offer off the table.

"It is clear that CHA will accept the highest bid, which is an amount beyond what we are willing to pay," he said in a prepared statement.

about Joy Lukachick Smith...

Joy Lukachick is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press Since 2009, she's covered breaking news, high-profile trials, stories of lost lives and of regained hope and done investigative work. Raised near the Bayou, Joy’s hometown is along the outskirts of Baton Rouge, La. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University. While at LSU, Joy was a staff writer for the Daily Reveille. When Joy isn't chasing ...

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