published Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

Under Construction: December completion date set for Lee Pointe, Miller-Motte

Construction on the $4.2 million Miller-Motte Technical College continues at Lee Pointe.
Construction on the $4.2 million Miller-Motte Technical College continues at Lee Pointe.
Photo by John Rawlston.

Project: Lee Pointe, Miller-Motte Technical College.

Owner: Pointe General Contractors, Chattanooga.

Location: 6397 Lee Highway.

Contractor: Pointe General Contractors.

Architect: Franklin Architects Associates, Inc., Chattanooga.

Engineers: Betts Engineering Associates, Inc., March Adams and Associates, Inc.

Cost for project: $4.2 million.

Size: 56,614 square feet.

Scope: The new building is part of a plan to redevelop the entire Lee Pointe site. It will be constructed with pre-cast concrete, which shortens completion time, and have a brick veneer. Pointe is implementing new stormwater drainage techniques to help the city meet federal stormwater runoff requirements. Part of the initiative calls for a chunk of asphalt to be removed from the parking lot and replaced with stone, which allows water to seep back into the ground.

History: The Lee Pointe development has been around since the mid-1980s. The site has been home to several retailers, including Circuit City, McKay's Used Books, America's Thrift Store and Rick Honeycutt's Sports.

Timeline: The Miller-Motte building is expected to be complete this December.

Contact: Ryan Allen, 423-755-0844.


Contact staff writer Alex Green with Under Construction ideas at or 423-757-6480.

about Alex Green...

Alex Green joined the Times Free Press staff full-time in January 2014 after completing the paper's six-month, general assignment reporter internship. Alex grew up in Dayton, Tenn., which is also where he studied journalism at Bryan College. He graduated from Rhea County High School in 2008. During college, Alex covered the city of Graysville and the town of Spring City for The Herald-News. As editor-in-chief of Bryan College's student news group, Triangle, Alex reported on ...

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